Grey Matters National Conference 2015

The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) is pleased to announce that in 2015 it will host a national conference on identifying, preventing and responding to alcohol and other drug problems among older Australians.

The Grey Matters National Conference will be held on:

Wednesday 1 April 2015 9am – 5pm at the Marion Cultural Centre, 287 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park, Adelaide.

The Conference aims to:

· Promote better understanding, and raise awareness of, alcohol and other drug issues as they impact older Australians

· Clarify the implications, for the aged care sector and the alcohol and other drug prevention / treatment sector, of trends in alcohol and drug use among older Australians

· Identify possible ways forward for cross-sectoral initiatives and response strategies.

Who should attend?

· Aged care service providers (community and residential) and policy staff

· Alcohol and other drug prevention, treatment and policy staff

· Primary care workers with a role in meeting the health and welfare needs of older Australians

A Conference flyer can be downloaded from:

More details will be provided early in 2015.