Performance Image and Enhancing Drugs

  • 22 Nov 2018 - 22 Nov 2018
  • 17:30 - 20:00
  • HPANT members $10 / non-members $15 (registrations essential)
  • Michael Long Learning & Leadership Centre, Darwin



PIED refers to substances used to alter body composition, appearance and performance and includes Anabolic and Andregenic Steroids as well as a host of other medications, hormones and peptides.

The use of Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs (PIED) such as anabolic steroids is an often misunderstood and underrepresented part of healthcare. Data from Australian Border Force and Police has highlighted that in the last 10 years, seizures of PIED have more than doubled and in the NT arrests for PIED have increased 30% over the last 3 years while the 2016 Australian Household Drug Survey showed that recent use of PIED may be equal to that of heroin. Discussions in the health community are also highlighting that there is a need for better identification and support of people who use PIED and a stronger harm minimisation approach to help dispel dangerous misinformation and practices.

HPANT is running a networking and education session on PIED at the Michael Long Centre on the 22nd November 2018 from 5:30pm.

This session will cover:

  • Understanding the current usage of PIED in Australia and likely trends
  • Outlining the different groups of PIED most used and their specific health concerns
  • Understanding the medico-legal considerations around working with patients who use PIED
  • Identifying how your practice can take a harm minimisation approach for your clients who may be using PIED

Who should attend?

This event is for interested medical practitioners, nurses, aboriginal health and allied health practitioners and organisations who wish to hear from a panel of local health colleagues. 

Event Details

Venue:   Michael Long Learning and Leadership Centre (MLLLC), Lecture Theatre,  70 Abala Road, Marrara NT 0812

Time:      Networking and registration will commence at 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start

Light supper and refreshments supplied

$10 Health Providers Alliance Northern Territory (HPANT) members / $15 non-members