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    Understanding Nitrous Oxide - What is it?

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    Do you know what nangs or whippets are???Β 

    Nitrous oxide has become an increasingly popular recreational drug at festivals, nightclubs, and parties among young people. Its use is on the rise again, and most young people don't know what they are inhaling!

    Join us for an online webinar on Wednesday, 15th May, on Understanding Nitrous Oxide: What is it?
    Hear from experts in the field who will shed some light on the recreational trends in the use and harms of nitrous oxide.

    Panel Speakers

    A/Prof Betty Chan
    is a clinical toxicologist and emergency physician with major interests in cardiovascular drug poisonings, antidotes and cognitive function following poisoning. She is an Associate Professor with the University of New South Wales – Head of the Discipline of Critical Care, a consultant with the NSW Poisons Information Centre and an associate Editor of the journal Clinical Toxicology.

    She is an emergency physician and head of the Clinical Toxicology unit at Prince of Wales Hospital, South-Eastern Area Toxicology Service (SEATS).

    Her research findings have led to a change of clinical guidelines in the use of digoxin-Fab in acute and chronic digoxin poisonings, folinic acid in acute and chronic methotrexate poisoning. She has initiated a number of projects which have provided clinical data for further studies in tapentadol poisoning, the use of haemodialysis for acute and chronic lithium poisoning, digoxin-Fab supply and demand, optimal methods to manage severe tricyclic antidepressant and dihydropyridine poisoning.

    Jared Brown is Manager of Toxicity Response, Epidemiology and Surveillance at the Centre for Alcohol and Other Drugs, NSW Ministry of Health.

    His team leads drug surveillance and public health responses to emerging issues. He is an advanced practice pharmacist in clinical toxicology and has 16 years experience as a senior poisons specialist at the NSW Poisons Information Centre

    This event is brought to you by UNSW Health Promotions in collaboration with the Centre for Alcohol and Other Drugs from the NSW Ministry of Health

    NOTE - The webinar will be recorded, so if you cannot attend, we urge you to register so we can email you the recording after the event.

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