Conference on Alcohol Screening and Brief Interventions: From Research into Practice - A one day conference including findings from the SIPS Trials and the launch of SIPS Junior

Monday 5th March 2012, Wolfson Lecture Theatre and Seminar Room 1, at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London
DeCrespigny Park, London SE5 8AF

The SIPS alcohol screening and brief intervention (ASBI) research programme was funded by the UK Department of Health in 2006 as part of the national Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy for England. The programme comprised three cluster randomised controlled trials of different methods of screening and brief intervention across three settings: Emergency Departments, Primary Health Care, and Probation Services. The three trials had a similar design to allow comparisons across settings. The main aims of the programme were to evaluate the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of different methods of screening and brief interventions for alcohol misuse and to assess the feasibility of, and factors promoting or inhibiting, implementation in the typical practice setting.

This one day conference will present the findings of the SIPS trials and introduce a new programme of research on alcohol screening and brief intervention in adolescents (SIPS jr).

Final programme. Click on the links below to download each presentation.

- Draft programme -
08:30 Registration
09:30 Introduction and overview of the SIPS research programme
Prof Colin Drummond, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London
10:00 What is the most efficient method of screening for alcohol use disorders?
Prof Simon Coulton, University of Kent
10:30 Alcohol screening and brief intervention in emergency departments
Dr Paolo Deluca, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London
11:00 Coffee
11:15 Alcohol screening and brief interventions in primary health care
Prof Eileen Kaner, Newcastle University
11:45 Alcohol screening and brief interventions in the criminal justice setting
Dr Dorothy Newbury-Birch, Newcastle University
12:15 Panel discussion
12:45 Lunch
14:00 SIPS Findings – Implications for health policy
Ms Elizabeth Jane Woodeson, Director of Health and Wellbeing, Department of Health
14:30 Young people and alcohol
Dr Paul McArdle, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust
15:00 Prevalence of heavy drinking and risky sexual behaviours among community hospital ER patients:  Grist for a multiple risk intervention
Prof Peter Monti, Brown University, Rhode Island, USA
15:30 Coffee
15:45 SIPS Junior: a new programme of research on alcohol screening and brief intervention in adolescents
Prof Colin Drummond, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London
16:15 Close
Professor Colin Drummond

Click on this link to download the programme

Where can I get more information?

If you are interested in knowing more about this conference please contact the research team:
Dr Paolo Deluca
SIPS Programme Manager
Addictions department
Institute of Psychiatry
King's College London
4 Windsor Walk
London SE5 8BB
Tel: 0207 848 0838
Fax: 0207 848 0839
Email: Paolo.Deluca (at) kcl.ac.uk
Web: www.sips.iop.kcl.ac.uk