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Western Australian drug and alcohol symposium



The Drug and Alcohol Office is hosting this symposium in collaboration with the Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies, Healthway, WA Police, University of Western Australia, Edith Cowan University, Notre Dame University, Curtin University and the National Drug Research Institute.

This is a follow up to the Hope, hype or hard evidence: alcohol and other drugs practice in the new millennium symposium held in August 2010. This symposium will bring together international, national and local speakers to present evidence-based research in policy, prevention, harm reduction, law enforcement strategies and treatment including pharmacotherapies.

The theme of this year's conference is The road ahead: challenges, change and consolidation will provide numerous opportunities for professional networking, collaboration, discussion and debate around the themes of the symposium.

The conference will feature Indigenous keynote speaker:

Abstract submissions close Friday 8 November 2013.

Early bird registrations close Thursday 24 April 2014.

HealthInfoNet Cafe

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre ran a cafe at this conference. Around 360 delegates attended the conference on each of the two days. Avinna Trzesinski and Joanne Hoareau hosted the Knowledge Centre cafe and introduced features of the new  AOD Knowledge Centre web resource to delegates, including how this resource can inform policy and practice in the AOD field.

Anthony Veder and Avinna Trzesinski at the WA Drug and Alcohol symposium
More information about the HealthInfoNet cafes


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Last updated: 3 July 2014
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