Addiction 2015 - call for abstracts

Addiction-Conference-Logo.pngThe Australian & New Zealand Addiction Conference 6th March 2015. The Australian and New Zealand Addiction 2015 Conference will address the treatment and recovery of alcohol, other drugs and behavioural addictions.

Addiction 2015 will be hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association (ANZMH) The focus of the Addiction 2015 Conference will be on different types of addiction, prevention, assessment, treatment and recovery and the prevalence of mental health and substance abuse.

The Addiction 2015 Conference will take a collaborative approach to look at addiction holistically. This multi-disciplinarian program is suitable for a range of medicine and health care professional focused on addiction issues.  Delegates will include alcohol and drug workers, addiction treatment professionals, health-care clinicians, researchers and academics

Call for Abstracts

Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or presenting a workshop are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words outlining the aims, contents and conclusions of their paper or presentation; or about their intended role in a workshop.

Presentations will be selected to provide a program that offers a comprehensive and diverse treatment of issues related to the Conference theme. Authors will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of their abstract submission.

Streams include the following

Policy &  Research
- Alcohol
- Tobacco
- Drugs
- Behavioural Addictions
- Special populations and addictions
- Workforce Development
- Mental Health and Addiction
- Treatment
- Therapy
- Medicines in Addiction
- Recovery

Important DatesCall for Abstracts

Abstracts open: June 2014
Abstracts close: 21st November 2014
Notification to authors: 1st December 2014
Author acceptances: 12th December 2014
Draft program available: 15th December 2014
Close of early bird: 22nd January 2015

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations should be of 30 minutes duration (20-25 minute presentations with 5-10 minute discussion). Papers not selected for oral presentation might be given the option of poster presentation instead.


Workshops will require an interactive format to facilitate active learning, such as discussion, activities, small group role plays.

Workshops will be delivered for 90 minutes. The format should focus on offering participants an interactive information session. Presenters will be entirely responsible for the workshop facilitation.  Submissions should include an outline of the workshop objectives:

  • Background
  • Who should attend
  • Structure of workshop
  • Intended outcomes

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations are visual displays of material to be presented and constitute an interactive and communicative medium, usually combining text and graphics information. Posters may be on any topic relevant to the conference themes.

Posters will be displayed in the exhibition area and for the duration of the conference. It is expected that presenter should be available during meal breaks to discuss it with conference participants. Specific information regarding size and mounting requirements will be provided with the notice of acceptance.

Peer Review

All accepted presenters will have the opportunity to have their full paper peer reviewed published in the Conference Proceedings with an ISBN. Please indicate if you will be presenting an academically oriented, professional paper for consideration for publication in the conference proceedings for which you request peer refereeing on the submission form.

All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission form. For more information please contact the Secretariat on

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