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Presenting at AddictionZ 2024

Embracing Hope through Empowering Pathways: Integrated Approaches to Prevention, Treatment and Recovery

Apply to present at AddictionZ now

Applications are now open and will close on October 27th.

You can choose to present solo or with a co-presenter.

Share your work at AddictionZ

Why present at AddictionZ?

Take the opportunity to shine a light on the work you do in the addiction sector.
  • Share your experience and expertise with the AddictionZ community. 
  • Lend your voice to the conversation about shaping the future of prevention, treatment and recovery.  
  • Inspire your peers with fresh ideas, insights and research, case studies and examples.  
  • Build your reputation and enhance your professional profile.  
  • Grow in self-confidence, leadership and influence.

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Theme and Topics

In 2024, our conference theme is:

Embracing Hope through Empowering Pathways: Integrated Approaches to Prevention, Treatment and Recovery

We will explore the following topics:

Unveiling the Bond: Exploring the Trauma-Addiction Connection:
  • Trauma to Transformation: Uniting Understanding, Treatment and Recovery in Addiction Care
  • Society and Systems: Empathic Approaches to Healing and Recovery in Addiction, Mental Health and Trauma within the Social Context
  • Empowering Resilience: Nurturing and Understanding Trauma, Cultural Sensitivity and Family Dynamics 
Breaking New Ground: Exploring the Latest Advancements in Addiction Treatment
  • Revealing the Future: Exploring Emerging Trends in Addiction Support
  • Exploring the Potential of Innovative Technologies and Digital Interventions in Addiction Treatment
  • Revolutionising Recovery: Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence in Addiction Support
  • Therapeutic Approaches: Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy 
  • Neurobiology of Addiction: Understanding Brain Mechanisms
  • Ethics in Addiction Research and Treatment: Ensuring Patient Welfare and Confidentiality
Breaking Free: Understanding Non-Substance Dependencies in Addiction
  • Understanding Behavioural Addictions: Expanding the Scope of Addiction Support
  • Gaming to Gambling and the Digital World: Investigating the Frontiers of Technology and Addiction
  • Breaking the Taboo: Recognising and Treating Sex and Pornography Addictions
  • Building Resilience: Strategies for Overcoming Non-Substance Addictions
  • Sexual Wellbeing and Relationship Dynamics
Reshaping Addiction Care: Promoting Holistic Healing for Diverse Addictions
  • Breaking the Stigma: Adopting a Person-Centred Approach
  • The Power of Connection: Fostering Supportive Communities in Addiction Healing
  • Embracing Wellness: Promoting Physical and Mental Health in Addiction Support 
  • Exploring Integrative Approaches: Balancing Mind, Body and Spirit in Addiction Recovery
  • Promoting Recovery Capital: Building Resilience and Sustaining Long-Term Recovery
Celebrating Ancestry, Empowering Recovery: Advancing Addiction Care in First Nations, Indigenous and Marginalised Communities
  • Cultural Resilience: Honouring Traditions in Addiction Recovery
  • Connecting to Country as a healing modality
  • Addressing Historical Trauma: Healing the Past, Embracing the Future
  • Community-Centred Approaches: Strengthening Support Systems in Vulnerable Communities
  • Inclusive Care: Tailoring Addiction Services to Cultural and Linguistic Needs
  • Empowering Voices: Amplifying Indigenous and First Nations Perspectives in Addiction Support
  • Cultivating Trust and Collaboration in Diverse Communities
Addressing Substance and Behavioural Addictions: Navigating Harm Reduction Strategies within Legal Constraints
  • Prevention through Policy: Promoting Safer Consumption and Harmful Gambling 
  • Alcohol and Gambling Advertising and Marketing: Exploring Ethical Constraints and Impact on Harm Reduction
  • Industry Responsibility: Advocating for Ethical Practices in Alcohol and Gambling
  • Socioeconomic Factors and Addiction: Tackling Inequality, The Role of the System and Access to Support
Transforming Addiction: Justice, Policies and Law Reform for Lasting Change
  • Redefining Justice: Ensuring equitable access to treatment, support services and addressing systemic barriers and disparities 
  • Evolving Policies for Effective Treatment: Evidence-based approaches to policy development
  • Legal Reforms for a Progressive Approach: Decriminalisation and alternatives to incarceration
  • Shifting from punitive to rehabilitative justice: enhanced reintegration treatment to reduce recidivism
  • Intersectionality in Policy Development: Understanding the impact of addiction on marginalised communities
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What to present at AddictionZ 2024

What content is best suited to share at AddictionZ 2024?

If you’re passionate about creating services and programs to support the mental health, prevention of addiction, treatment and recovery and you have research, ideas, insights or case studies to share - please register your interest to present now.

The conference committee is looking for presenters who are ready to share:
  • Research findings, data and information which could inspire changes in the sector and help create a sustainable future for prevention, treatment and recovery services.
  • Case studies which inspire innovations across digital solutions, service delivery models and community connections.
  • Best-practice applications to create immediate improvement for services and platforms.
  • Successful projects and initiatives which can be shared to inspire your AOD, mental health and behavioural health peers.
  • Culturally responsive solutions for Indigenous, First Nations people and CaLD communities.

Presenters are encouraged to share powerful experiences that address the topics of the conference with originality and flair – you can choose to present solo or with a co-presenter.

Presentation Styles

Oral Presentation

Take to the stage and present to the audience in a 15 or 25 minutes speaking session with 5 minutes for questions.

Masterclass Presentation

Keep the attention of attendees via engaging, hands-on learning experience in a 90 minute masterclass.

Panel Presentation

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 and will consist of at least 3 panel members.

Poster Presentation

Visually showcase your research or services via a printed poster, displayed in the conference exhibition area for the duration of the conference. A dedicated 10 minute poster session is included in the conference program.

Important Dates


Presentation applications open Thursday 5 October 2023
Presentation applications close Friday 27 October 2023
Notifications to presenters Monday 27 November 2023
Acceptances and registrations due Monday 4 December 2023
Program launch Tuesday 5 December 2023
Early bird ends Friday 10 March, 2024
Scholarships close Friday 24 February 2024
Conference dates Monday 29th April – Wednesday 1st May 2024