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HIT Hot Topics 2023

Programme

Conference Programme

How our day will run
It’s time to put the programme online for you to all see the day we have arranged for you. We can’t wait to see you. If you haven’t already booked your place book ASAP, its only a few days away.

Registration

09.00 – 9.30

The registration desk will be open from 9am. Once you’ve grabbed your name badge go and have a look around our sponsors’ stands.

Welcome

09.30 – 9.45
Pat & Maddie O’Hare
HIT
Welcome to HIT Hot Topics 2023
Pat
Maddie

Session One

09.45 – 10.45
Chaired by Shayla Schlossenberg

Aura Roig Forteza

METZINERES
Metzineres: A model service for women
Aura Roig Forteza

Anna Millington

HARM REDUCTION MOTHER2MOTHER
Mothers who use drugs: Safeguarding who from what?
Anna Millington

Ailish Brennan

WOMEN AND HARM REDUCTION INTERNATIONAL NETWORK
Designing gender sensitive services and interventions for women
Ailish Brennan

Joelle Puccio

ACADEMY OF PERINATAL HARM REDUCTION
Perinatal substance use through a reproductive and social justice lens
Joelle Puccio

Break

11.00 – 11.30

Grab a drink then go and have a look around our sponsors’ stands.

Session Two

11.30 – 12.30
Chaired by Gillian Shorter

Katrina Ffrench

UNJUST C.I.C
Challenging discriminatory culture, policies, and practices within policing and the Criminal Legal System
Katrina Ffrench

Beccy Henderson

INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT
Lies, damned lies and statistics
Beccy Henderson

Lunch

12.30 – 2.00

Grab your food, then get chatting with folk. Our speakers, our sponsors and our other attendees are all eager to meet you.

Session Three

2.00 – 3.45
Chaired by Kirsten Horsburgh
Part one:

Sarah Galvani

MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
End of life care for people who use drugs
Sarah Galvani
Part two:

Stuart Haste

Compass CYPDAS
What’s the difference? The need for young person-centred services
Stuart Haste

Natalie Broughton

MATRIX YOUNG PEOPLE’S SERVICE
A model young people’s service
Natalie Broughton

Break

03.45 – 4.15

Grab a drink then go and have a look around our sponsors’ stands.

Session Four

04.15 – 05.15
Chaired by Mark Gay

Joe Schofield

DRUGS RESEARCH NETWORK FOR SCOTLAND
Prescribed benzodiazepines as harm reduction
Joe Schofield

Simon Williams

MAINLINE FOUNDATION
Mental health support for people who use stimulants
Simon Williams

Conference Close

05.15 – 05.30

Maddie O’Hare

HIT
Maddie will close the 2023 HIT Hot Topics Conference
Maddie

Cavern Club

Don’t forget that the day doesn’t end with the conference, we will see you all at the Cavern Club in the evening for our annual charity event.