Scottish Needle Exchange Conference 2016

4th October 2016 Perth Racecourse, Perth

Scottish Needle Exchange Conference 2016

Back to Basics – Reducing Harm, Saving Lives

The Scottish Needle Exchange Conference is now in its 5th year, the event will focus on up and coming developments and trends within substance misuse.

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The aim is to facilitate professional development, covering a range of topics and allow a forum for networking opportunities, information sharing and innovation to be shared amongst the substance misuse treatment providers and our partners.



  • Conference Chair – Carole Hunter
    Lead Pharmacist, Addiction Services, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • Harm Reduction – A question of attitude
    Kirsten Horsburgh – National Naloxone Coordinator, Scottish Drugs Forum
  • Psychostimulation- Stimulant injecting prevalence, motives and consequences
    Katy MacLeod – National Training and Development Officer, Scottish Drugs Forum
  • HIV in people who inject drugs – new problem and old challenges
    Louise Carroll – Public Health Programme Manager, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • Needle Exchange Surveillance Initiative



  • Needle Exchange – Basics & Gold Standard
    Gareth Balmer, Addaction
  • Injecting Wounds, Infections and other Tissue Issues
    Alison Coull, Harm Reduction Service, NHS Lothian
    Emma Hamilton, Scottish Drugs Forum
  • Injecting Image & Performance Enhancing Drugs
    Finlay Colville, Alcohol and Drugs action
  • Stimulant Injecting Basics
    Katy MacLeod, Scottish Drugs Forum



Full One Day Conference – Delegate Rate £30
Please visit the SNXC Eventbrite to register today.



Accommodation for the SNXC conference is available
at The Lodge At Perth Racecourse.

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The following exhibitors will be supporting the SNXC conference in Perth.


In Conjunction with the Scottish Drugs Forum


Visit the SDF website to learn more.


Attending This Event


  • SNXC 2016 Programme

    Download the SNXC 2016 Programme


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