Invitation: Tshwane Substance Use Research Symposium
On 16 and 17 November 2021, the University of Pretoria’s Community Oriented Substance Use Programme (COSUP), together with the Drug and Substance Abuse (DSA) Unit at the City of Tshwane, and the South African Network of People Who Use Drugs (SANPUD) will be hosting a virtual research symposium focusing on the work done in and around substance use in the City of Tshwane.
This virtual event aims to highlight the issues around drug use in the City of Tshwane, as well as feature the work being done in this area. Sharing research, experiences, and stories around illicit drug use in Tshwane will improve understanding of the scope of drug use, the lived experiences of people who use drugs, drug-related harms, and the results of evidence-based approaches to improve the health and well-being of people who use drugs as well as the broader community in Tshwane.
The event will take place from 09:00 to 12:30 on the 16th of November, and from 09:00 to 13:00 on the 17th of November and is open to researchers, government officials, doctors, nurses, social workers, community workers, people with lived experience, and anyone with an interest in the health and wellbeing of people who use drugs.
The draft programme can be viewed and downloaded here