‘Time to Remember, Time to Act.’ The HSE hold an online event to mark International Overdose Awareness Day

Date: 31/08/2022
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Online Webinar
Public/Private: Public
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: Addiction Services, HSE
Contact: Sarah Hamza

The HSE National Social Inclusion Office, in collaboration with the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention, the Department of Health and Addiction & Advocacy Services, will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday the 31st of August, from 11:00 – 12:00, as part of the world’s annual campaign to raise awareness about overdose, those who have died and to acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

The theme for 2022 is Time to Remember. Time to Act., and a panel of expert speakers will discuss this year’s sub themes of Overdose & Drug Use in the Female Population and Stimulant Overdose. Further discussion will take place regarding mental health and suicide prevention and this webinar will also provide an insight into two recently launched reports: The Irish Syringe Analysis Pilot Project 2022, and the NSIO Naloxone Insights Report 2.

This year’s speakers include:

• Minister Frank Feighan TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Public Health, Well Being and National Drugs Strategy
• Dr Denis O’Driscoll, Independent Chair for the National Naloxone Oversight Quality Assurance Group, Clinical Lead in Community Pharmacy
• Prof Eamon Keenan, HSE National Clinical Lead – Addiction Services, Clinical Professor in Addiction Studies, Dept. of Public Health and Primary Care, TCD
• Dr Sarah Morton, Assistant Professor in Community Engagement at University College Dublin
• Paula Byrne, Chief Executive, Merchants Quay Ireland – Homeless and Drugs Services
• Prof Philip Dodd, Clinical Advisor to the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) and Clinical Professor, Psychiatry, TCD
• Isabelle Giraudon, Epidemiologist and Principal Scientific Analyst working on health consequences related to drug use, EMCDDA
• Dr Deirdre Mongan, Research Officer, HRB Evidence Centre

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