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In 2014, 48,000 Australian's were
receiving opioid pharmacotherapy

QI&CPD points

 

Workshop presenters

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Dr Hester Wilson
FRACGP, FRACP

Dr Wilson has a master’s degree in mental health and has worked in primary healthcare settings for the last 25 years. She is a staff specialist in addiction at Sydney’s Langton Centre drug and alcohol clinic, and NSW&ACT Chair of RACGP Specific Interest Addiction Medicine network. Dr Wilson is also a practising GP and has facilitated training for doctors and other healthcare workers since 2001.

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Dr Esther Han
FRACGP

Dr Esther Han graduated from Australian National University medical school in 2010. She has worked in both general practice and hospital settings in both Canberra and Sydney. She has done a Diploma of Children's Health through Sydney University/Westmead Children's Hospital in 2013. She is currently working part-time as an Addiction Medicine Registrar in South Eastern Sydney Local Health District as well as seeing patients with drug & alcohol issues in her general practice in the northern beaches of Sydney.

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Dr Simon Holliday
FRACGP

Dr Holliday has been a rural GP in NSW for more than two decades. He is a part-time staff specialist in drug and alcohol clinical services at the Manning Hospital in Taree, on the NSW mid-north coast, and is Chair of RACGP Specific Interest Pain Management network. Dr Holliday’s work as principal author in opinion pieces and research studies has focused on the management of pain and dependency in general practice.

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Dr David Outridge
FRACGP

Dr Outridge worked in rural general practice in the NSW Hunter Region for 15 years before transitioning into working exclusively in drug and alcohol medicine in a private practice. His main interests are in opioid addiction and the use of behaviour modification in the management of amphetamine addiction.

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Dr Jenny James

Dr James has a master’s degree in psychological medicine, is a GP at the Mt Druitt Aboriginal Medical Service, coordinates the activities of the Substance Misuse Program and is also a general practice supervisor with the Remote Vocational Training Scheme. Her special interests include program planning and care delivery that integrates physical, mental and drug healthcare within primary care settings, and she is registered to provide focused psychological therapies under Medicare.

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A/Prof Adrian Dunlop

A/Prof Dunlop has more than 20 years’ experience as an addiction clinician and 16 years as a clinician/researcher. He has been serving as the area director and addiction medicine senior staff specialist with Hunter New England (HNE) Local Health District, Drug & Alcohol Clinical Services since 2007. A/Prof Dunlop has his fingers in many pies, also working for the NSW Ministry of Health, Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health, Hunter Medical Research Institute and the University of Newcastle.