We are pleased to announce that Dr Ed Day will provide the key note speech at our conference in September, where he will address the importance of building a partnership between professionals and people with lived experience in overcoming addiction.
As well as being a Clinical Reader at the Institute for Mental Health at the University of Birmingham, Dr Day is also a Consultant in Addiction Psychiatry with Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust. His work is split between clinical research and teaching at the University of Birmingham and clinical practice in the Solihull Integrated Addiction Service (SIAS), a partnership between the NHS and three third sector providers. Much of Dr Day’s research focuses on developing and testing innovative pharmacological and psychosocial interventions for tackling addiction, with a particular focus on social network interventions.
Dr Day conducted the first RCT of front-loading detoxification strategies for alcohol dependence in the UK, and developed and tested a range of treatment manuals based on the concept of node-link mapping for Public Health England and was appointed National Recovery Champion by the Home Office in May 2019.
We look forward to listening and engaging with Dr Day’s talk virtually this year. For more information regarding this year’s conference and to see the full line of speakers visit our 2020 conference page.