Change Grow Live – health and social care charity

2014: Driving Innovation and Delivering Excellence

London Clinical Conference

We held our third annual conference, Driving Innovation and Delivering Excellence, on 9th June 2014 in London, and I would like to thank the 320 delegates for their attendance, participation and feedback. According to the comments we received, it was an “interesting and stimulating day”, and:

  • 95% rated the conference and workshops excellent or good
  • 93% thought the content of the presentations was relevant

The presentations and photos from the day are now available to view, so please take a look.

We look forward to seeing you next year.



8.30 Registration 

9.00 Welcome and introductionProf. Oscar D'Agnone and Dr Tim Millar

9.15 New Challenges in Clinical Practice

  • Update on Novel Psychoactive Substances: Prof. Fabrizio Schifano
  • Medicinal marijuana - the Canadian journey: Dr Nady el_Guebaly

10.15 Drug Treatment and the Criminal Justice System

  • Substance use, healthcare and the justice system – commissioning integrated pathways: Kate Davies OBE
  • Diversion, misuse and trafficking of methadone and buprenorphine – Impact on recovery: Prof. Hannu Alho

11.15 Coffee break

11.45 Drug Situation in Europe

  • The challenge of monitoring the contemporary drug situation in Europe – new drugs and new approaches: Paul Griffiths

12.45 Lunch

14.00 Innovation in alcohol treatment

  • Widening the options for managing alcohol dependence: Dr. Iain Smith
  • Alcohol treatment in the community: Stacey Smith, Bronagh Williams

15.00 Coffee break

15.30 Integrating health and social care: The role of the third sector – CGL, Addaction and Turning Point viewsProf. Oscar D’Agnone, Dr Kostas Agath, Dr Gordon Morse

16.30 Joint programmeUniversity of Manchester, CRI and ISAM

16.45 Closing addressDavid Biddle, CRI Chief Executive, Prof. Oscar D'Agnone, Dr Tim Millar

17.00 Close

Parallel workshop sessions ran throughout the day.

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