This conference will attract delegates from across NSW, the broader Australian alcohol and other drug treatment sector and other health and human services. Showcasing interventions designed to improve outcomes for clients, this event will inform with new ideas, engage with the evidence base and provide networking opportunities.
Keynote speakers Paul Barry is one of Australia’s most respected journalists. He presents ABC TV’s Media Watch, Australia’s leading forum for media analysis and critique. His keynote will discuss AOD, stigma and the media and ways to work with the media.
Dr Stephen Bright is the Senior Lecturer of Addiction at Edith Cowan University and he led the development of AOD Media Watch. His keynote will explore how the media can increase AOD related harms and practical strategies for working with the media.
Jenny Valentish is a journalist and author of ‘Woman of Substances: A journey into addiction and treatment’. Her keynote will explore her experiences of drug treatment and telling her story and she will also be part of the AOD and media panel.
Dr Karen Urbanoski holds the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Substance Use, Addictions and Health Services Research. Her keynote will discuss ways services can enhance access to AOD treatment among the population in need.
Daryl Chow is a psychologist, trainer and author of ‘The First Kiss: Undoing the intake model and igniting first sessions psychotherapy’. His keynote will explore ways to enhance engagement with clients and improve outcomes.
Abstracts close 9 March 2020 Early bird ends 31 March 2020