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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Western Australian drug and alcohol conference

 

Overview

The organising committee for this conference id comprised of representation from the Drug and Alcohol Office, West Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies, Department for Child Protection, Department of Corrective Services, Department of the Attorney General and the Mental Health Commission.

The title of this conference is Making it happen: improving services through collaboration.

Guest speakers include:

Call for abstracts close Friday 10 February 2012.

HealthInfoNet Cafe

The Western Australian Drug and Alcohol conference was held at the Burswood Convention Centre, Burswood, Perth, WA. The conference focused on service providers including government and non-government organisations related to the alcohol and other drug sector, law enforcement, and justice and child protection. The conference theme was Making it happen: improving services through collaboration. This event brought together international, national and local speakers presenting evidence-based research, interventions and initiatives in treatment and prevention, harm reduction, law enforcement strategies and policy.

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (AIH) conducted an internet café on the first day of the conference, which linked well with the concurrent session relating to Indigenous health and substance use. The café was well attended with many of the 400 delegates taking an interest in the AIH reviews on alcohol use, illicit drug use and volatile substance use among Indigenous Australians. Also popular was the Review of Indigenous offender health and the Overview of the health of Indigenous people in Western Australian 2011.

Feedback provided by the delegates was overwhelmingly positive, with many noting that they are frequent visitors to the AIH website. The conference also provided the ideal opportunity to promote the Substance use yarning place - designed to provide networking opportunities and information for workers interested in the Indigenous substance use area.

Leigh and Avinna at the Western Australian drug and alcohol conference
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Contacts

EECW Pty Ltd
Secretariat: Making it Happen 2012 Conference
PO Box 749
Wembley WA 6913
Ph: (08) 9389 1488
Fax: (08) 9389 1499
Email: emmap@eecw.com.au

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Last updated: 23 August 2012
 
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