Prisoner Health is Public Health: Understanding and improving responses to injecting drug use and infectious disease in prison populations.
This symposium will explore current policy and clinical responses to injecting drug use and infectious disease in prisoners and ex- prisoners, both in Australia and internationally. It will explore how these policies and practices impact on health, in the context of available evidence.
A series of brief, focussed presentations by leading researchers, policy makers and clinicians will be followed by facilitated discussion of current and potential responses to injecting drug use and infectious disease care and prevention among prisoners and ex-prisoners.
See http://creidu.edu.au/prisoner-health-is-public-health.html for full details
- Epidemiology of injecting drug use and infectious disease in prisoners
- Evidence-based treatment responses to drug dependence, infectious disease and their co-occurrence, in prisoners and ex-prisoners
- Harm reduction in prison settings
- Epidemiology of injecting drug use and associated harm in ex-prisoners.
Who Should Attend?
- Researchers with an interest in the health of prisoner and ex-prisoner populations
- Policy makers in public health, criminal justice and justice health settings
- Clinicians and other allied professionals working with prisoners and/or ex-prisoners.
Date & Time
Sunday 9 September, 2012
Meeting Room 2
Adelaide Convention Centre
- 12:00-1:00 PM: Light Lunch Provided
- 1:00-5:00 PM: Symposium Starts (afternoon tea provided)
Tickets are FREE, but spaces are limited.
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- Phone: 03 8506 2304