Prevention Research Seminar on Leveraging Social Media (Health Promotion)

The Australian Drug Foundation is pleased to invite you to our next free Prevention Research Seminar, Leveraging Social Media, to be held at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, on Tuesday 16 July 2013 – 9.30am – 1.00pm (registration from 9.00am)

The rise of communication technologies and social media has changed the way we interact. Alcohol companies have been quick to capitalise on these new ways of communicating, supporting Australia’s drinking culture that is increasingly being curated online. Social media therefore acts as both an imperative and a solution for health promoters who want to curb alcohol and other drug-related harm.

This seminar will examine a number of best practice social media case studies-both from alcohol companies and health promoters. Covering topics such as app development, community moderation and free analytics tools, the seminar will be useful for anyone who uses or is interested in using new communication technologies.

Seminar presenters
Dr Nicholas Carah-University of Queensland Sophie Buchanan-VicHealth Pete Saunders-ProjectProject ( Ben Leong-Quiip (

Attending the seminar
Date: Tuesday, 16 July
Time: Registration from 9:00 am. Seminar from 9:30 am-1.00 pm
Venue: Melbourne Exhibition Centre (Clarendon Room, Level 2), 2 Clarendon Street, Melbourne

Register early. Places are limited. (