We are looking for people working within the AOD and behavioural health sector to share:
Presenters are encouraged to share their powerful experiences that address the needs of the community, with originality and flare.
Shine a light on today’s most industry-relevant topics, and provide your fellow workers with statistics, practical tools, and the latest projects taking place in your sector.
In-person & virtual presentation options available.
Every successful presenter will be offered a discounted registration rate of $899 + GST (3 day).
|Boost your professional presentation skills, build your self-confidence and grow in leadership and influence.|
|Present your ideas, insights and research to the sector and increase awareness and exposure for the work you do in your community.|
|Presenting is an excellent opportunity to build your reputation and stand out as a leader in the field.|
|Contribute to the future direction of the sector and use your voice to create change. You’ll inspire our delegates with your ideas, insights and stories.|
|As a presenter you will receive the biggest discount to attend the conference, as well as gaining a special discount which you can share with your colleagues, friends and followers.|
|Progressive change - embracing and cultivating new ways of prevention, treatment and recovery||
Addicted to tech - understanding the connection: technology, addiction and mental health
|Collaborating for change - how can addiction services better work together to provide integrated, holistic and evidence based diagnosis, care,
treatment and support?
|Listening, sharing and learning from Indigenous communities|
|"Be the change you wish to see in the world" – Mahatma Gandhi||“Cyber void is so full of amazing emptiness that makes us feel fulfilled.” – Munia Khan||"You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things" – Mother Teresa||"It's time to listen to the stories of the Indigenous; we are blessed as a country to look to the wisdom of a really old country" – Cord Downie|
Harnessing technology & new treatment tools and protocols to pave the way forward in treating addiction
Identifying development areas in prevention, treatment and after care services
Revaluating treatment models and working towards true multidisciplinary care - what are some examples of this?
Decriminalisation of illicit drugs - what does that mean for Australia and NZ?
Changing the conversation - how do we change the stigma and judgement around addiction?
Therapeutic potentials of Ketamine and other psychedelic medicines
Understanding the influence of technology in behavioural addictions. What are the signs of technology addiction? Causes and how to prevent and stop.
Mental health and the rise of technology addiction in young children - trends and changes
Teens and technology - how can parents protect their teenagers from the dark side of the web?
Social media's effects on self-esteem and mental health
The role of technology and access to addictive substances and behaviours
Connected versus disconnected - social media has allowed us to connect with people from all over the globe, but are we more disconnected from ourselves than ever before? What impact has COVID had on our sense of connection, merging personal with professional?
What are clinicians saying about telehealth?
Exploring dual diagnosis between mental health and addiction/AOD. Best ways to integrate treatment models to provide effective treatment solutions?
Bridging the gap - effective treatment models and services for vulnerable communities (rural, remote, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+ etc..)
Upskilling the workforce on co-morbidity challenges
Aftercare innovations - could services combine to provide effective after care services?
Service integration - examples of related services working closely together
What is the addiction workforce? Who can work with addiction?
Connecting with communities to demystify addictions treatment and drawing on community resilience and wisdom in responding to addictions treatment needs.
How best to support the workforce and it's development?
What is the peer support role within addiction? How important is it, that peer support is included, supported and encouraged within the sector?
How does cultural safety, or lack of, impact addiction service delivery for First Nations communities?
Successful Māori, Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander models of treatment and healing
What do we need to do differently to better support indigenous communities?
Take the stage and present to the audience in a 20 or 30 minute speaking session.
Panel presentations bring together views from a group of presenters into a discussion of innovative ideas, current topics, and relevant issues. Each panel session will run for 60 minutes.
Keep the attention of attendees via engaging, hands-on learning experience in a 90 minute masterclass.
Visually showcase your research or services via a printed poster, displayed in the conference exhibition area.
|Conference Date||Wednesday 26 April – Friday 28 April 2023|
|Presenter Applications Close||Friday 16 January 2023|
|Successful Presenters Notified||Wednesday 25 January 2023|
|Presenter Acceptances Due||Monday 6 February 2023|
|Program Available||Thursday 9 February 2023|
|Scholarship Applications Close||Friday 24 February 2023|
|Early Bird Pricing Ends||Friday 10 March 2023|