2nd National Conference: Addiction and the Liver; the rising tide of drug and alcohol misuse (Addiction and the Li)

Venue: Institute of Physics

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jun 11, 2009 End Date/Time: Jun 12, 2009
Registration Date: Jun 12, 2009
Early Registration Date: Feb 13, 2008
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Description

The 2nd National conference on Addiction and the Liver will bring together leading experts in the field to discuss current issues, latest developments and practical management of drug and alcohol users with clinical and psychiatric problems.

It is anticipated that participants will benefit from experts speaking on the following:

• A comprehensive overview of the incidence and pathophysiology of drug or alcohol-related liver damage

• An insight into the clinical course and current issues in viral hepatitis infection of drug users

• Expert opinions on the optimal prevention strategies and treatment of hepatitis in primary and secondary care

• Understanding of the harmful effects of alcohol, and how best to prevent alcohol-related harm

• An update on developments in the treatment of addiction

• Current views in liver transplantation for substance misusers

• An opportunity to share and exchange ideas with leading practitioners in the field


Addiction and the Liver is aimed at all medical professionals and will be of particular interest to the following:

• Clinicians and nurse specialists in Hepatology

• Clinicians and nurse specialists in Gastroenterology

• General Practitioners

• Psychiatrists

• Public Health Specialists

• PCT Leads on hepatitis and substance misuse

• Drug Action Team Coordinators and Commissioners (DATS)

• Drug and alcohol agency managers and staff from both the voluntary and statutory sector

• Prison Health professionals

• All trainees in this discipline

Venue

76 Portland Place
London
United Kingdom
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