Hearing stories in the therapeutic space can teach and challenge—we must do better, by Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson (Honorary), Educator, Researcher, Writer, Patron of the We Al-li Trust
The impact of decriminalisation on integrated responses by Dr Manuel Cardoso, Deputy General-Director, General-Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies (SICAD), Lisbon, Portugal
Increasing access to and enhancing the impact of early interventions for AOD use in young people, by Professor Leanne Hides, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Lives Lived Well Professor of Alcohol, Drugs & Mental Health, University of Queensland
The facilitation of consumer participation by Regina Brindle, Consumer Participation Facilitator, Uniting Care ReGen
Building capacity to respond to methamphetamine and emerging drugs of concern by Professor Margaret Hamilton AO (Chair) and Associate Professor Nadine Ezard (Director), National Centre for Clinical Research Excellence on New and Emerging Drugs of Concern
'WEAVE' got something to say! by Katie Vellins, Youth Advocate, Weave Youth & Community Services
When a client is perpetrating domestic and family violence: what's my role? by Rodney Vlais
Access and equity for AOD treatment panel discussion
The Hon. Brad Hazzard, NSW Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research
Dr Alison Beck and A/Prof Pete Kelly SMART Recovery: emerging evidence and the innovative use of routine outcome monitoring and feedback
Dr James Donnelly, Bethany Bradhurst, Jesse Taylor and Jessica Burgess Effective aftercare: lessons learnt from AOD affected young people and their allies
Dr Jamie Berry and Antoinette Sedwell ACE project—addressing cognitive impairment in the AOD sector
Liz Pearce, Lindie Windell and Christine Watson Applying a trauma informed approach and attachment theory in therapeutic practice in a residential women and children's service
Mellissa Doran Working together for improved client outcomes
Michelle Fairweather and Shelly Purvis Utilising a culturally appropriate approach to delivering therapeutic alcohol and other drug services in remote Aboriginal communities
Michelle Ridley, Frances Pidcock, Kt Harvey, Fiona Byrne and Anne Sweeney It's a wrap
Michelle Ridley Complex needs capable eLearning
Raquel Lowe and Chris Keyes The power of partnership: CESPHN and ACON working together to tackle LGBTI substance use
Dr Rebecca Gray and Susan Elvery Findings from a research based evaluation of a domestic violence survivor group trialled in alcohol and other drug settings
Rush Electra In the loop
Samuel Gonzaga and Vicky Findlay Diversional therapy in a detox setting
Siobhan Hannan LGBTI community's needs, sexual wellbeing and substance use
Dr Suzie Hudson, Tony Trimingham and Steven Childs Family inclusive practice
Sonia Cheema Health promotions in the AOD sector
Manuel Cardoso Deputy General-Director, General-Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies (SICAD), Lisbon, Portugal.
Manuel will share the impact of decriminalisation on integrated responses and delivery of treatment services in Portugal. He will provide us with a keynote on the current state of play in Portugal and how this dramatic change in policy has shaped the way people who use drugs are treated—breaking down experiences of stigma and increasing opportunities for people to reach out for support.
Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson (Honorary) Educator, Researcher, Writer, Patron of the We Al-li Trust
Emeritus Professor Atkinson will share 'lessons I have learnt in working at the coal faceâ€”despair when I realise, that in many instances, the services provided to Aboriginal clients are not up to standard'.
Professor Leanne Hides NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Lives Lived Well Professor of Alcohol, Drugs & Mental Health, University of Queensland
This session will discuss the current evidence base for, and innovations in, the treatment ofprimary and comorbid substance use disorders in young people.
Professor Margaret Hamilton AO Chair, National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs of Concern
Associate Professor Nadine Ezard Director, National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs of Concern
Professor Hamilton and Associate Professor Ezard will provide an overview of the centre and will seek your feedback on how frontline workers can inform its priorities.
Regina Brindle Consumer Participation Facilitator, UnitingCare ReGen
Regina will explore how—in addition to our personal drive, theory and practice—involving consumers as key players in your service is vital to enable systemic change.
Nicole Laupepa Manager, Rosalie House Drug Health Day Program, St Vincent de Paul NSW Specialist Drug and Alcohol Network
Nicole is a proud Gamilaraay woman. In this session she will share her story of transforming the delivery of the Rosalie House day program into the local Aboriginal community.
Rodney Vlais Consultant, Policy Advisor, Researcher and Trainer in Perpetrator Interventions and Perpetrator Intervention Systems
For an AOD practitioner, working therapeutically with a client who uses domestic and family violence can raise ethical, conceptual and practice complexities. What is, and isn't, my role? How might I incorporate the client's use of violence into case planning and interventions, while still working towards his best interests? What does it mean to keep in mind the safety of those affected by the violence? This keynote will invite practitioners and program managers to reflect on what engaging perpetrators might mean in AOD service provision contexts.
The Hon. Brad Hazzard Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research