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Naloxone Saves Lives Conference

Naloxone Saves Lives Conference


On September 4th, 2014, the Addictions Department hosted a one-day conference on the provision of take-home naloxone as harm reduction strategy to prevent heroin/opioid overdose in the community. In addition to insightful presentations from Naloxone experts from around the UK, Dan Bigg of the Chicago Recovery Alliance and Dr Erin Winstanley reported on current naloxone initiatives in the US.

Live Twitter coverage of the conference was provided by @KingsAddictions using the hashtag #NaloxoneSaves.

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Naloxone Saves Lives: Presentations and Slides

The presentation schedule and downloadable presentation slides for each session can be found in the table below:

Introduction to the day

How can we prevent heroin/opiate overdose deaths? Interventions we need to harness

Professor John Strang


Session 1: Understanding risk

Clustering of deaths on prison release (and other contexts)

Session Chair: Professor John Marsden

Speaker: Professor Sheila Bird

Session 2: Responses: Pre-supply of Naloxone

History of the concept of take-home Naloxone

Training in overdose management and Naloxone           

Session Chair: Dr Ed Day

Speaker: Professor John Strang


Speaker: Dr Anna Williams

Session 3: Making it actually happen

Activism to deliver Naloxone to people in need

Scotland- The first national Naloxone initiative

Session Chair: Dr Emily Finch

Speaker: Dan Bigg

Speaker: Kirsten Horsburgh

Session 4: Ongoing studies

Naloxone initiatives across the US


N-ALIVE randomised prison release Naloxone trial

Session Chair: Professor John Strang

Speaker: Assistant Professor Erin Winstanley

Speaker: Angela Meade 

 Closing Comments Professor John Strang

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