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Take-Home Naloxone 2017: Revolution, Convolutions & Necessary Evolutions

Guy's Campus, Harris Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building
10/03/2017 (10:00-16:30)
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This one-day conference will be held on Friday 10th March 2017 from 10:00 – 17:00 at the Harris Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building , Guy's Campus, King’s College London.

If you would like to attend, please book via Eventbrite.


Places are limited and will be assigned on a first come - first served basis.

Session 1 · 10:00-11:15 | History of take-home naloxone and its evolution

Session chair: Professor Sheila Bird (MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge

  • Professor Nancy Campbell (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA): Beyond harm reduction: the travels of THN in the recovering community

  • Professor Roy Robertson (University of Edinburgh): Drug-related deaths in the UK

  • Archive BBC Newsnight on naloxone, 1997

Session 2 · 11:40-12:55 | New steps in policy and practice

Session chair: Professor John Marsden (King’s College London)

  • Pete Burkinshaw (PHE): Take-home naloxone policy in England

  • Kirsten Horsburgh (Scottish Drugs Forum): National naloxone policy in Scotland

  • Dr Philipp Lobmaier (University of Oslo, Norway): National naloxone policy in Norway

  • Andrew McAuley (Health Protection Scotland, Glasgow Caledonian University): Take-home naloxone and user engagement

  • DS Ian Broughton (Met Police):Police officers and naloxone: influencing perceptions to achieve more positive outcomes

Session 3 · 13:40-14:55 | Innovation and research bring new naloxone products

Session chair: Professor Sir John Strang (King’s College London)

  • Rebecca McDonald (King’s College London): Naloxone without the needle: non-injectable options

  • Eunan Maguire (Adapt Pharma): Nasal naloxone spray approved in North America

  • Gill Mundin & Olivia Sutton (Mundipharma): Nasal naloxone spray in development in Europe

  • Professor Ola Dale (NTNU, Norway): The development and characteristics of the new naloxone nasal spray in Norway

  • Rebecca McDonald & Professor Sir John Strang (King’s College London): Buccal naloxone

Session 4 · 15:15-16:30 | Ongoing uncertainties and the essential next steps

Session chair: Dr Owen Bowden-Jones (CNWL NHS FT; Imperial College London)

  • Paul Lennon (SURG): Barriers to take-home naloxone implementation

  • Professor Sir John Strang (King’s College London): Ongoing challenges

  • Panel Q&A session

Twitter: #NaloxoneDay

This event is supported by the Society for the Study of Addiction.

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