Become a Presenter at the 2021 Australian & New Zealand Addiction Conference

Stand alongside fellow addiction, mental, and behavioural health experts and share your insight, research, experience and developments in addiction.

This is your opportunity to spread the word, advance your career and provide industry colleagues with information to help improve the lives of clients, co-workers and the wider community.

All selected presenters will be offered an exclusive speakers registration rate.

2021 Theme:
Exploring a System Reboot in Addiction Prevention, Treatment and Recovery

1. Choose your Presentation Style

Submissions are to showcase projects, programs, experiences or research with three key learning outcomes.

Workshops will require an interactive format to facilitate active learning, such as discussion, activities, small group role plays. The format should focus on offering participants an interactive information session.

Panel presentations bring together the views from a group of presenters into a discussion of innovative ideas, current topics, and relevant issues. Panel submissions are required to organise, in advance, each panel member and their perspective. There is a requirement of a minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 individual presenters. One person chosen to be the representative of the panel submission.

Table tops act as a pathway for networking and sharing of information directly with delegates in an interactive setting. Table tops involve multiple presenters, with each presenter at a round table of up-to 8 participants. Presenters change tables every 14 minutes to present to a new round of participants.

Showcase and discuss your research or services in quick 5 minute bursts to an engaged audience, accompanied by a visual poster display.

Poster presentations are visual displays of material to be presented and constitute an interactive and communicative medium, usually combining text and graphic information.

2. Choose your Topics

• Developing resilience and resistance
• Prevention through education: School and community-based programs and projects
• Screening for addiction and recognising risk factors and pre-condition
• Exploring connections between mental health and addiction
• Access to addictive ‘over-the-counter’ drugs
• A systems approach to reducing stigma in the community

• Technology advancements and internet assisted treatment including telehealth
• Frequent challenges: comorbidity, dual diagnosis, pain management, trauma, and PTSD
• Exploring models of intervention, detox and treatment
• Role of neuroscience and psychiatry in treatment
• Understanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural and spiritual needs
• Priority populations within the New Zealand health system including Māori, Pacifica peoples, and Asian populations
• Analysing the implications of differing age, gender, and demographic backgrounds
• Re-accessing suitable primary care, rehabilitation centres and secondary consults
• Evaluating correctional facility strategies for in-mates with an addiction, including recidivism

• Long term mental health and behavioural implications
• Exploring the challenges in relapse and prevention strategies
• Examples of successful and unsuccessful recovery and transition programs
• Consumer journeys: evaluating system improvements
•  Concept of recovery in differing spheres
• Family support and care during the cycle of treatment and recovery

• Reviewing the system: The need for integration of services; what would this look like?
• Workforce challenges: infrastructure; urban vs rural communities
• Disruption, challenges and learnings from COVID-19
• Behavioural addictions (sex, porn, food, exercise)
• Latest developments in gambling prevention and treatment – online, app based and electronic
• Specialist responses for women, children and families including barriers and family violence
• Assessing harm reduction strategies
• Advancements in pharmacotherapy
• Technology and gaming disorders, social media overuse

Presenter Applications Close

Friday 19 February 2021

Program Available

Thursday 18 March 2021

Early Bird Closing

Friday 23 April 2o21

Conference Dates

Monday 7- Wednesday 9 June 2021