Substance misuse

Thursday, 07 November 2019


From 1900 to 2100

Medico-Chirurgical Hall

Roy Robertson, Prof of Addiction Medicine, Edinburgh

Criminals, Outlaws or Victims - are we treating drug users fairly?

Roy Robertson is Professor of Addiction Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, Centre for Population Health Sciences, and Partner at the Muirhouse Medical Group in NW Edinburgh where he has been since 1980. He has a special interest in illegal drug use and associated harms including HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and drug related death. He has been a member of UK, European and WHO advisory groups and policy committees for over 30 years, was member of the ACMD for 10 years and was Chair of the Home Office Shipman committee. He was a member of the recent Departments of Health Guidelines committee on Management of Drug Misuse (and was a member of the same group in 1990 and 2007). He was chair of the Scottish “National Forum on Drug Related Deaths” until it was incorporated into the new Harms Group of the Partnership for Action on Drugs in Scotland (PADS). He is Apothecary to the Queen at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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