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      January 18, 2019

      Friday   9:15 AM

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      Addressing Complexity: Homelessness and Addiction

      Due to the rise of homelessness and drug related deaths in the UK, the Centre for Addictive Behaviours Research at London South Bank University and the London Drug and Alcohol Policy Forum are hosting a one day conference at the Guildhall focusing on contemporary issues of Homelessness, Substance Use and Addiction. The aim of the day is to highlight current research, and to create discussion around how, moving forward, research could shape policy for the benefit of those living on the streets. Provisional programme       Welcome        Homelessness by numbers, the challenge for researchers - Dr Sharon Cox, London South Bank University with Kevin       Dooley       Keynote Address: Professor Alex Stevens, University of Kent       Homelessness and tobacco use, opportunities for harm reduction - Dr Lynne Dawkins, London South Bank University       Nothing left to lose: Case studies of homelessness and gambling - Dr Steve Sharman, University of East London        Hospital discharge, substance misuse and homelessness -  Dr Michelle Cornes, Kings College London with Darren O'Shea and Jo Coombes       Panel Q&A       Lunch       Street Drinking in an East London Borough - Dr Allan Tyler and Professor Tony Moss, London South Bank University       Homelessness and Dual Diagnosis - Dr Hannah Carver, Stirling University       Research - the challenge for the homelessness sector - Lucy Holmes, St Mungo's       Panel Q&A       Final Thoughts - Dr Sharon Cox, David MacKintosh and Kevin Dooley  This conference represents the first in a planned series of knowledge dissemination events co-convened by the Centre for Addictive Behaviours Research (London South Bank University) and the London Drug and Alcohol Policy Forum (City of London Corporation).

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