Clinical Certificate

Substance Use and Addiction (Online)

Date: Thursday 3rd December 2020 – Friday 4th December 2020
Venue: Online via Zoom
Organised by: Anne Lingford-Hughes, Lesley Peters and Julia Sinclair

Programme (Draft)

Thursday 3 December
10:15–10:45 Welcome and Introduction
Underlying neurobiology
10:45–11:30 The neurobiology of addiction
Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes
11:30–11:45 Q&A
11:45–12:30 Understanding nicotine and e-cigarettes
Dr Debbie Robson (London)
12:30–12:45 Q&A
12:45–13:45 Break
13:45–14:30 Clinical management of NPS and other ‘club drugs’
Dr Tim Williams (Bristol)
14:30–14:45 Q&A
14:45–15:30 Cannabis and cannabinoids
Dr Tom Freeman
15:30–15:45 Q&A
15:45–16:00 Break
16:00–17:30 Fifty years of psychopharmacology, addiction and politics
Professor David Nutt
17:30 End of Thursday Sessions
Friday 4 December
08:30–08:45 Welcome
Alcohol dependence, benzodiazepines
08:45–09:30 Neurobiology of alcohol, GHB, benzodiazepines and gabapentinoids
Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes (London)
09:30–10:15 Management of benzodiazepine misuse
Dr Fergus Law (Bristol)
10:15–10:45 Break
10:45–11:05 Overview of alcohol use disorders and management of alcohol withdrawal
Dr Chris Daly (Manchester)
11:05–11:15 Q&A
11:15–12:00 Relapse prevention in alcohol dependence
Dr Chris Daly
12:00–12:30 Discussion
Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes and Dr Fergus Law and Dr Chris Daly
12:30–13:20 Break
13:20–14:05 Treatment of opioid dependence
Dr Lesley Peters (Manchester)
14:05–14:50 Management of chronic pain
Dr Sarah Burlinson
14:50–15:05 Q&A
15:05–15:15 Break
Particular populations and settings
15:15–16:00 Pharmacological management of comorbidity: Mental illness and substance use
Professor Julia Sinclair (Southampton)
16:00–16:30 Principles of management in Special Populations (younger people and older adults and in pregnancy)
(This session comprises slides in the handout folder for information and Q&A with the Panel)
Professor Julia Sinclair and Dr Lesley Peters and Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes (London)
16:30 Meeting ends

Last edited 5th August 2020

Learning Objectives

  • To understand key neurobiology mechanisms underpinning substance misuse and addiction and their translation to clinical practice.
  • To understand the neurobiology specific to particular drugs of abuse including alcohol and their treatment.
  • To understand pharmacological strategies involved in treating substance misuse in different settings and ages as well as when comorbid with other psychiatric disorders.

This module is eligible for 10 CPD hours which are subject to peer group review.

Feedback from the 2019 Module

"Thank you for a very useful and relevant course. High quality speakers and excellent organisation"

"I will definitely be changing my prescribing practice"

"I am not one for giving extra feedback usually - but just to say that this course was superb! It was brilliantly organised too. Makes such a difference. I will be booking more BAP modules as I found it so useful. Thank you so much!"

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