Addiction & the Family International Network – First International Conference

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Date(s) - 09/11/2018 - 11/11/2018
All Day


Parents, Spouses, Children – there are more than 100 million family members (and close friends) of people with addiction problems who suffer by being close to someone with an alcohol or drug or gambling problem. These Affected Family Members (AFMs) are neglected by policy makers, commissioners of services, practitioners and researchers. AFINet is an International Network dedicated to bring together these researchers, policy makers, commissioners and practitioners to make the lives of these AFMs better.

This first AFINet conference is of great importance. You will:

  • • Get ideas of the best work from across the world (more than 25 countries currently have at least one AFINet member),
  • • Have the opportunity to network, and collaborate on further research, practice and policy development projects,
  • • Help set the agenda for future work to be undertaken to improve lives for these AFMs.

Speakers who have already stated they would attend include:

  • • Dr Cassandra Bortolon, Brazil
  • • Dr Tuuli Pitkänen, Finland
  • • Dr Gallus Bischof, Germany
  • • Dr Ursula Buchner, Germany
  • • Prof Samson Tse, Hong Kong
  • • Dr Abhijit Nadkarni, India
  • • Dr Daniela Capitanucci, Italy
  • • Dr Nadia van der Spek, Netherlands
  • • Dr Anne Werner, Norway
  • • Prof Jim Orford, University of Birmingham, England
  • • Prof Richard Velleman, University of Bath, England & Sangath Community Health NGO, India
  • • Dr Martha Canfield, Kings College London, England
  • • Dr Briony Enser, Oxford Brookes University, England
  • • Dr Maria Fotopoulou, University of Stirling, Scotland
  • • Dr Ruth McGovern, University of Newcastle, England
  • • Dr Paul Toner, University of York, UK
  • • Dr Ann Whittaker, University of Stirling, Scotland
  • • Scott Clements, SFAD, Scotland

For information about the conference, abstract submission, registration, and available bursaries click here.