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Activity: Evidence-Based Approaches to Opioid Overdose Recognition and Management: Share the facts – Save lives
Date: 31/08/2021
Time: 01:30 pm
Location:
Public/Private: Public
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: UNODC
Contact: Anja Busse
Phone:
Email:

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) together with the International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP) are organizing a webinar on “Evidence-Based Approaches to Opioid Overdose Recognition and Management: Share the facts – Save lives” held on 31 August 2021.

Experts in opioid overdose prevention will deliver presentations to provide our international audience with the following learning outcomes:

• A brief introduction to features of opioid overdose and recognition
• Overview of prevention and risks of occurrence
• Available interventions (drug and other treatment options, first responders / direct response naloxone, take-home naloxone)
• What is naloxone?
• Recent findings and evidence on the effectiveness of naloxone
• Implementation challenges and availability

Presentations:

Introduction to the UNODC-WHO Initiative to Stop-Overdose-Safely (S-O-S)
• Dr. Dzmitry Krupchanka (WHO)
• Anja Busse (UNODC)

S-O-S Results
• Professor Paul Dietze (Burnet Institute, Australia)

Effectiveness of Naloxone in Saving Lives
• Professor Sir John Strang (Kings College, UK)