Professor Tim Slade (University of Sydney)
At this MSPS Colloquium, Professor Tim Slade joins us from the University of Sydney to present his talk, Preventing Alcohol Use Disorder in Young Adults.
Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a major contributor to the burden of disease and is most prevalent among young adults. Prevention and early intervention of AUD is a public health priority, yet relatively little is known about how AUD emerges, which symptoms of AUD come first and whether there are modifiable risk factors that forecast the development of the disorder. This talk will present findings from the RADAR study, an NHMRC-funded prospective cohort study examining early warning signals on the pathways to AUD.
About the speaker
Professor Tim Slade is Director of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use, University of Sydney where he leads an internationally recognised and nationally award-winning program of research on the epidemiology of mental and substance use disorders. His research program aims to improve our understanding of the prevalence, correlates and diagnostic validity of mental and substance use disorders with the aim of informing the next generation of prevention and early intervention responses.
Lunch will be available outside the Latham Theatre from 12:55 pm. Please pick up your lunch as you arrive and bring it into the theatre, with the talk to begin at approximately 1:10 pm.
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