APSAD Annual Scientific Alcohol and Drug Conference

APSAD Conference 2016

APSAD are pleased to announce:

APSAD 2016 will be held in Sydney from:

Sunday 30 October - Wednesday 2 November 2016 

Please check back in the new year for more details on the 2016 Conference program.

2015 APSAD Conference 

Ngaala kaaditj Nyoongar Wadjuk moort keyen kaadak nidja boodja. 
In the spirit of Reconciliation, we acknowledge Nyoongar Wadjuk people as the original custodians of this land.

On behalf of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs, we are pleased to invite you to join us in Perth for the 2015 APSAD Scientific Alcohol and Drug Conference. 

This year's conference will be in collaboration with WA Mental Health Commission (formerly the WA Drug and Alcohol Office), who bring a strong track record of attracting speakers and participants from across the alcohol and other drugs sector to conferences, together with APSAD's record of presenting the cutting edge research evidence and delivering engaging local and international presenters. 

This years conference will address a diverse range of issues including co-existing mental health and drug problems, aetiology, policy innovations, emerging psychoactive substances, responding to First Peoples’ needs and addressing drug related harms. 

The Conference, to be held at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Perth from Sunday 8 November  - Wednesday 11 November 2015, will feature an exciting program of international and national speakers. The Conference program will explore the individual, cultural, political, social and other contexts critical to effective prevention and treatment, through poster presentations, symposia, keynotes and concurrent sessions.

The 2015 Conference provides a great opportunity to visit Western Australia. Perth is a wonderful city to visit; with stunning beaches, national parks, beautiful food, a transforming and engaging city centre in Perth and Northbridge, as well as easy access to the iconic port city of Fremantle: there is plenty to occupy you in addition to participating in the Conference. November is a wonderful time to visit Perth as it is the beginning of summer, long warm days perfect for the beach and outdoor activities. 

From the APSAD Council, Local Organising Committee and the Scientific Program Committee we hope you are able to join us in Perth, Western Australia for the 2015 APSAD Scientific Alcohol and Drug Conference.

We look forward to meeting you in Perth, 2015 

Dr Julia Butt and Dr Robert Tait 
2015 APSAD Conference Co-Convenors