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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin Alcohol and other drugs knowledge centre Yarning Places

National Indigenous drug and alcohol conference (NIDAC)



This conference is organised by the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC). The theme for the conference is What works: doing it our way, NIDAC 2014 aims to highlight approaches that are working to reduce the harmful effects of alcohol and other drugs and its associated harms among Indigenous Australians.

It is expected that many of the delegates who attend the conference will predominantly be those who are working to address harmful Indigenous drug and alcohol use. Delegation includes:

HealthInfoNet Cafe

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (Knowledge Centre) project was launched at this year’s NIDAC conference. The project was announced by Assistant Minister for Health, Senator Fiona Nash, during the conference opening address and was officially launched by NIDAC Chair Associate Professor Ted Wilkes and AIH Director Professor Neil Drew, with Department of Health representative Leigh Westcott also in attendance. 

On day two of the conference AIH Director Professor Neil Drew, delivered a presentation on the Knowledge Centre, and Project Manager, Michelle Catto, and Research Officer, Avinna Trzesinski, held a workshop to 20 conference delegates.

The Knowledge Centre team held a cafe for the three days showcasing the new web resource to over 400 delegates.

Left to right: Leigh Westcott Department of Health, Neil Drew HealthInfoNet Director, Ted Wilkes NIDAC Chair, Michelle Catto Knowledge Centre Project Manager and Avinna Trzesinski Research Officer.

Knowledge Centre launch
More information about the HealthInfoNet cafes


NIDAC Conference Office
c/o Eventcorp Pty Ltd
Level 2 / 37 Boundary Street
West End Qld 4101
PO Box 3873
South Brisbane BC Qld 4101
Ph: (07) 3334 4400
Fax: (07) 3334 4499


Last updated: 10 June 2014
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