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BEAT THE BENZOS
Venue : The Menzies Avant Hotel, Windsor Road, Oldham
Date and Time : April 24, 2004 from 1.00pm - 4.00pm (followed by refreshments)
Attendance : By invitation only
Organised by : Oldham Tranx and Beat The Benzos
Funded by : The Citizen's Action Millennium Awards and Beat the Benzos
Chairman : Mr Phil Woolas MP, Deputy Leader of the House of Commons
Vice Chairman : Mrs Gail Richards, Chief Executive, Oldham PCT
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
1.00 - 1.15pm: Welcome by Mr Phil Woolas MP and his involvement with Oldham Tranx and Beat the Benzos
1.15 - 2.05pm: Professor C Heather Ashton, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychopharmacology, University of Newcastle: "Benzodiazepines : The Skeleton in the Cupboard"
2.05 - 2.20pm: Ms Susan Bibby - Benzact: "The effects of benzodiazepine drugs during pregnancy and on the child"
2.20 - 2.35pm: Mr David McKeown CPN, Shaftsbury Square Hospital, Belfast, N Ireland: "The benzodiazepine drug situation in Northern Ireland"
2.35 - 2.50pm: Mr Alan Higgins, Director of Public Health, Oldham Primary Care Trust: "The role of the PCT in reducing benzodiazepine dependence"
2.50 - 3.05 pm: Ms Gwen Higham, Manager, Oldham Alcohol and Drugs Service: "The role of the ADS in providing a withdrawal and support service to Oldham benzodiazepine drug addicts"
3.05 - 3.20pm: Mr Phil Woolas MP: "Summing up of the conference, support for the Oldham 'Pilot Project', its aims and ideals, for Government to fund the 'safety net' at national level, to ensure a safe withdrawal from addictive benzodiazepine drugs
3.20 - 4.00pm: Audience discussion time
4.00 pm: Refreshments
For more information contact:
Telephone: 01457 876355, Facsimile: 01457 876361
See: News Release
Beat The Benzos Campaign
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