Frontline initiatives to prevent fatal overdose in Victoria

Deaths from unintentional overdose are growing.

These deaths are, by definition, preventable. However, there are no silver bullets – sophisticated and evidence-based responses are needed to reduce the toll of unintentional overdose.

This seminar will provide a brief overview of unintentional overdose deaths in Victoria before discussing three responses: Victoria’s Real-Time Prescription Monitoring system, the Medically Supervised Injecting Room trial and the Naloxone Subsidy Initiative.

This seminar is your opportunity to learn from experts working on these initiatives, with time for questions and discussion.

When: Friday 15th November, 10am to 12:30pm. Please arrive at 9.45

Where: Performance Space @ Library at the Dock,
107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands.

Cost: Free but places are limited so please register early

Registration: Click this link to complete your registration:
overdoseandresponseinvictoria.eventbrite.com.au

Speakers:

  • Dr Malcolm Hogg – Head of Pain Services at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and former president of the Australian Pain Society.
  • Kasey Elmore – Operations Manager at the Medically Supervised Injecting Room in Richmond
  • Kayla Caccaviello – a drug and alcohol counsellor with lived experience of drug use and overdose
  • Fourth person – TBC

 

Please note this seminar is being held in Docklands. Paid parking in the area is limited. The number 11 and 48 trams stop nearby.