The 2018 Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference will be held on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 May with optional workshops on Wednesday 30 May at QT Gold Coast.

The 4th annual conference will cover a broad range of topics that will include prevention, treatment, systematic responses, behaviours, mental health and harm reduction in relation to all types of addiction.  The program will include emerging trends and the various addictive habits of alcohol and other drugs, gambling, internet, sex, gaming,  food, shopping, pyromania, kleptomania to name a few.

The conference promotes and encourages participation from all parts of the sector towards a shared appreciation of what medical, psychosocial and peer based approaches offer, through the experiences of service users, clinicians and researchers alike.  Presenters are encouraged to focus on not only what they have discovered but also on how delegates can apply their learnings.

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  • Keynote Presentations
  • Up to 50 speakers over multiple concurrent streams
  • Poster presentations
  • Half day workshops
  • Exhibitor and sponsor displays
  • Meals for the duration of the conference
  • Welcome Reception
  • Access to the Presenter Podcasts post conference
  • An online copy of the Book of Proceedings

Important Dates

  • Abstracts Open: August 2017
  • Abstracts close: 5 February
  • Notification to Presenters: 19 February
  • Presenter Acceptances Due: 1 March
  • Draft Program Available: 5 March
  • Presentation Amendments: 26 March
  • Full Papers for Peer Review: 16 April
  • Early Bird Registrations Close: 16 April
  • Presenter Registration Due: 9 April 2018
  • Full Papers for Non-Peer Review: 21 May

Who Will Attend

  • Researchers & Academics
  • Recovery Managers
  • Care Advisors
  • Clinical Services Managers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Treatment Managers
  • Healthcare Workers
  • Psychiatrists & Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Therapy Advisors

Featured Speakers

  • Professor Matthew Rockloff, Head of Population Research Laboratory, Central Queensland University
  • Dr Janet Hammill, Honorary Fellow, Perinatal Research Group, University of Queensland
  • Professor Dan Lubman, Director, Turning Point
  • Dr Lynne Magor-Blatch, Executive Officer & Honorary Principal Fellow, Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association & Faculty of Social Services, University of Wollongong
  • Mr Tony Trimingham, Founder & CEO, Family Drug Support Australia
  • Associate Professor Christopher Wilkins, Drugs Team Leader, SHORE & Whariki Research Centre, College of Health, Massey University New Zealand
  • Dr John Reilly, Chief Psychiatrist, Queensland Health

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Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference 2017

Professor Murat Yücel

Ms Talitha Cummins

Associate Professor Sally McCarthy

2017 Conference Partners