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Symposium on ‘Alcohol, Marijuana and the Adolescent Brain

July 24, 2014 at 9:23 AM

A unique one-day symposium on ‘Alcohol, Marijuana and the Adolescent Brain’ is occurring in mid-August in Auckland and Wellington. The symposium will deliver the latest research findings and then workshops in the afternoon will explore New Zealand experiences in working with youth and alcohol and drug issues from a range of aspects.

The key note speakers are:

  • Dr Lindsay Squeglia, University of California San Diego USA a leading researcher on alcohol and marijuana and their effect on the adolescent brain
  • Professor David Fergusson is an external collaborator to the Australasian Cannabis Cohort Research Collaboration who is researching the long term effects of early cannabis use.
  • Nathan Mikaere Wallis, Trustee and Educator for the Brainwave Trust will present on the brain changes that occur during adolescence.

 

Attendees will be able to attend two of the following workshops

  • Health – Effective youth addiction treatment – what to expect.
  • Justice – A problem solving approach to drug and alcohol crime – the results from the Christchurch and Auckland Drug Courts.
  • Youth Interventions – incorporating youth development into school-based and residential alcohol and other drug services.
  • Community Interventions – a community initiative which started in the schools to promote resilience and reduce risk factors for young people with alcohol and drug issues.

The symposium being organised by Brainwave Trust Aotearoa and will run in Auckland on the 12th August and Wellington on the 14th August 2014. 

For more details and for registration follow this link to the website page: http://www.brainwave.org.nz/what-we-do/symposia-alcohol-marijuana-and-the-adolescent-brain/

Or see the attached flyer.



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