Event: ACEM Alcohol Harms Sessions

The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) invites attendees to the Alcohol Harm sessions at the College’s 2014 Annual Conference in Melbourne (December 8 and 11).

There are two sessions on alcohol harm specifically, and both take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Emergency medicine: The ‘Untilled Fields’ of alcohol harm reduction
Monday 8 December, 1:30pm-3pm. Presenters include:

Alcohol – the most dangerous drug of all?
Robin Room, Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre, VIC

Alcohol Policy in Australia – A perspective for emergency clinicians
Margaret Hamilton, University of Melbourne, VIC

Making a difference – what is the action we need, and how can we get back to the future
Michael Daube, Curtin University, WA

Enough is enough: emergency clinicians experience of alcohol fuelled violence and what we should do about It.
Diana Egerton-Warburton, Southern Health, VIC

Alcohol harm in ED: Size and Solutions
Thursday 11 December, 11am-12:30pm. Presenters include:

Following on from the AMA National Alcohol Summit
Steve Parnis, St Vincents Hospital, VIC

The role of wowsers, tea-totallers and the fun police in public health advocacy
Michael Moore, Public Health Association of Australia

It’s time to ask about the drunk elephant in the waiting room – alcohol screening in ED
Paul Quigley, Capital And Coast DHB, New Zealand

Survey confirms alcohol related presentations to Australasian EDs are under reported
Dr Diana Egerton-Warburton, Southern Health, VIC

Latest ACEM Alcohol Harm Snapshot: Hot off press!
Drew Richardson, Australian National University Medical School, ACT

Complementary passes are available to these sessions; to register or for more information, email Ange Wadsworth.