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Steroids …. IPEDs …. the hidden harm

Colchester, Essex
Thursday 26th April 2018
9.00am – 4.00pm

Why Attend?

The use of IPEDs has seen a massive increase in the last five years. Misuse of these drugs can bring serious health risks and behavioural issues. Open Road’s SWEAT Project (Steroids, Weights, Education And Therapy), funded by the Big Lottery, is addressing the growing numbers of steroid users attending our needle exchange programme.

The conference will present national and international trends in the use of IPEDs, strategies for supporting and treating users, including SWEAT, and the wider implications for public health. Participants from diverse professions will have the opportunity to share their knowledge, views and experiences.

Conference Speakers are leading academics and expert practitioners in the use of steroids from a sports, image enhancing and treatment perspective.

Jim McVeigh – Director:  Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University
Susan Backhouse – Professor of Psychology & Behavioural Nutrition, Head of Centre for sports Performance, Leeds Beckett University
Ian Boardley, Researcher and Lecturer (IPEDs in sport, exercise and dance), University of Birmingham
Katinka Van de Ven and Kyle Mulrooney – National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales 
Dave Crosland – Croslands Harm Reduction Services. (Former bodybuilder and steroids user.)

The conference will be of relevance to professionals in: substance misuse, community health, police, probation, gym management, employee welfare and young people’s education.

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Tickets: £125 per person including refreshments, lunch and conference papers. (Plus VAT and booking fee)

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Special rate: £100 per person for joint bookings of two or more delegates from your organisation.

Contact Open Road at Tel: 01206 369782

Venue: The Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester, CO4 5UP, on the A12 Junction 28. By car, 45mins from the M25. By train to Colchester North Station then bus or taxi (2 miles).