2014 NADA Conference: Diversity Driving Innovation – Program Online

The draft program for the 2014 NADA Conference is now available online.


The conference will feature a special keynote panel who will discuss ‘The future of the drug and alcohol sector in Australia’. Facilitated by Gino Vumbaca, Executive Director of the Australian National Council on Drugs, the directors of each of the national drug and alcohol research centres will discuss the strategic directions of their centre and where they see the future of the broader drug and alcohol sector.  The panel includes:


–          Professor Ann Roche, Director, National Centre for Education and Training in Addiction, Flinders University


–          Professor Michael Farrell, Director, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of NSW


–          Professor Steve Allsop, Director, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University


Another keynote panel will focus on the rights and engagement of consumers in drug and alcohol services –  ‘Respect, Rights, and Reflection: consumer involvement in treatment’The panel includes:


–          John Neville, Consumer Representative


–          Professor Carla Treloar, Deputy Director, Centre for Social Research in Health, University of NSW


–          Theresa Hinton, Researcher and Policy Officer, Social Action and Research Centre, AngliCare, Tasmania


Other keynote presenters at the conference include:


–          Associate Professor Ted Wilkes AO, Chair of the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee, and Associate Professor National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Western Australia.


–          Beau Kilmer, Co-director and Senior Policy Researcher, from the RAND Drug Policy Research Centre and Professor with Pardee RAND Graduate School in California, USA


–          Anneke van Wamel, Research Associate, Program Reintegration, Trimbos-institute at the Netherlands Institute for Mental Health and Addiction in Utrecht, The Netherlands.


–          Professor Anthony Shakeshaft, Deputy Director of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of NSW


Click here to register.


Click here to download the draft program.


Opportunity to promote your service at the NADA conference close on the 31 March. Click here for details.


Enquiries to conference@nada.org.au