Pre-Conference Workshops

You can book a pre-conference workshop, participation is free of charge. Registration is required.

WS 1: Brief treatment for alcohol dependence in primary care: the 15 method

September 25, 2019 |  09:00 – 14:30

Presenters: Sven Andréasson, MD, professor; Sara Wallhed Finn, PhD, clinical psychologist; Sven Wåhlin, MD, general practitioner

This workshop will demonstrate a patient-centred, stepped care approach to interventions for hazardous drinking and alcohol use disorders in non-specialist settings, e.g. primary care. The 15 method is a package of interventions, consisting of three steps: pragmatic case finding, assessment of alcohol use disorders and brief treatment for alcohol dependence. Pragmatic case finding refers to using the patient’s own reason for the consultation as a starting point in identification, adhering to existing clinical practices. Widening the scope of brief interventions in non-specialist settings (primary care) to also include dependence is viewed as necessary for practitioners to raise alcohol questions. In the 15-method simple but effective tools for treating dependence are introduced. The name “the 15 method”, refers to the length of sessions, limited to 15 minutes, and involving patients who score >15 points on the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT).

In the workshop the 15-method will be demonstrated, including brief presentations, demonstrations, short films and interactive exercises. The workshop will also discuss implementation of the 15-method in clinical practice.

WS 2: Brief Digital Alcohol Interventions: the road to best practice and research.

September 25, 2019 |  10:00 – 17:00

e-Inebria SIG workshop prepared by Toni Gual, M Schaub, M Blankers, Z Khadjesari, Leo Pas, Anne H Berman and Heleen Riper

This preconference aims to develop a common strategy and priorities for E-SIG Inebria on best practice and research on digital interventions. After an introduction and keynote presentation, three interactive workshops are planned. We invite colleagues to contribute actively to this preconference and their workshops by sharing their experiences. After keynote presentations we proposes 3 interactive discussion sessions and a final debate on priorities for the coming years.

A first workshop invites you to share experiences and ideas on how to combine different components of digital applications to reach our goals on alcohol reduction and what are research designs and priorities in these areas.  Critical elements in the efficacy of digital applications are engaging the target populations, enhancing interactively behavioural change and stimulate sustained adherence.

In a second workshop considerations on research based on big data use will be coupled on reflections how ecological momentary interventions (EMIs) provided to people during their everyday lives could help us reducing alcohol and drug related harm.

The third workshop will discuss digital applications implementation modalities in preventive and curative care. Blended care, using different digital applications such as smartphones or text messaging in addition to face-to-face care is increasingly being studied and implemented among clinical populations. After presentation of two examples discussion should lead to defining research priorities.

The day will be ended by a plenary debate setting priorities for research on digital interventions and the roadmap to implementation

Timetable and workshop abstracts