Submissions are closed for the 2020 Australian & New Zealand Addiction Conference program

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

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

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

1. Choose your Presentation

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. Workshop’s are typically delivered in 60-90 minutes.

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.

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

2. Choose your Topics

Identifying Risk Factors
Screening and Early Intervention
Policy and Law
School and Community Based Programs and Practices
Symptoms and Pre-condition
Developing Resilience and Resistance
Identifying Risk Factors, Screening and Early Intervention

Primary Care, Rehabilitation and Brief Interventions
Residential Therapeutic Communities
Trauma and PTSD
Technology and Internet Assisted Treatment
Practical Models of Treatment (Regional vs Urban approaches)
Pain Management
Gender, Age, Demographic Considerations and Implications
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Considerations
Family Support and Care

Mental Health and Behavioural Implications
Relapse Challenges
Recovery and transition programs
Harm Reduction
Social Isolation & Reducing Stigma
Concept of recovery in differing spheres

Self Care for Peers: Peer Support, Training, Mentoring and Supervision
Peer Trainers and Peer Workers
Hot Topics: Gaming Disorders and Social Media Overuse;
Developments for Impulse Control Disorders (Gambling – online, app based and electronic)
Behavioural Addictions; Sex, Porn, Food, Exercise
Recent Research, Studies and resources

Abstracts close

Friday 25 October 2019

Program available

Monday 18 November 2019

Early bird closing

Friday 27 March 2020

Conference dates

11 – 13 May 2020