About this event

  • Date and time Tue 23 Jun 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Geriatrics and Gerontology

This the second webinar in a three part series and the aim is to teach participants to recognise and respond to analgesia dependence in older people. Participants will learn how to identify the relatively common but often hidden problem of analgesia dependence in older people, using simple tools, and how to develop and apply a basic approach to managing this problem. 

A certificate of attendance and CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live. 

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This meeting is a part of the Geriatrics and Gerontology Section three-part webinar series. If you would like to find out more about the series, please visit the Geriatrics and Gerontology Section homepage. 

Key speakers

Professor Ilana Crome

Emerita Professor of Addiction Psychiatry, Keele University

Speaker's biography

Ilana Crome is Emerita Professor of Addiction Psychiatry at Keele University, Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust and Visiting Professor at St George’s University of London.

Professor Crome has experience in providing comprehensive addiction services for all substances across the life cycle. She is currently Chair Trustee of DrugScience. She has played an active role in the addiction field in service development, research, training and policy and has had a number of leadership roles. 

 She has published extensively. Recent publications include ‘Our invisible addicts’ (2018), a Royal College of Psychiatrists’ report (of which she was co-Chair, editor and author) on older substance misusers. She is lead editor of a book on ‘Substance use and older people’ (2015) and a book on ‘Substance use in young people’ (2020).  

 Mental and physical comorbidity, smoking cessation, decision making in substance misusers, suicide and substance misuse, pregnant drug users, addiction along the life course, and the enhancement of training about substance misuse for health professionals, are some of her continuing research interests. 

 She organises a training programme comprised of internationally acclaimed colleagues for medical and allied health professionals at the Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust.

 On an international level, she was past president of the Alcohol and Drugs Section of the European Psychiatric Association, international editor of American Journal of Addictions, and on the International Advisory Boards of the British Journal of Psychiatry and Addiction. She is on the International Editorial Board of the Journal of Psychopharmacology.

 Her national appointments include Chair of the Faculty of Substance Misuse (1998-2002) and founding member of the Academic Faculty (2005-2012) at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. She was a member of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) (2002-2010), and Chair of the Treatment Working Group. She also sat on the Executive of the Society for the Study of Addiction (1994-2011).


View the programme

Webinar sign-in
Welcome and introduction
Recognising and responding to analgesia dependence in older people

Professor Ilana Crome, Emeritus Professor of Addiction Psychiatry, Keele University

Questions and answers
Closing remarks



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM. 

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

 Special rates for difficult times 

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.