7–8 June 2018, Sydney

Abstracts have now closed

NADA invites abstract submissions for oral papers, workshops, panel presentations and poster presentations for the NADA Conference 2018: Exploring therapeutic interventions.

This is an opportunity for you to showcase your innovative practice and research addressing the diverse and complex needs of people accessing AOD services. Interactive sessions are encouraged to maximise opportunities for conference participants to exchange practice and experience.

Conference topics

  • Best practice therapeutic approaches
  • Brief interventions and awareness raising/psycho-education
  • Complimentary focus areas to the therapeutic intervention (eg. physical activity, diet, vocation/education)
  • Community approaches
  • Co-occurring AOD and chronic disease
  • Co-occurring AOD and mental health
  • Criminal justice contact
  • Domestic violence
  • Empowering consumers
  • Engaging culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • Group work or interventions for groups
  • Health of the workforce
  • Partnerships for treatment interventions
  • Physical health needs of people accessing service
  • Prevention and early intervention approache
  • Telephone, online/virtual approaches
  • Women
  • Working with Aboriginal clients
  • Working with children and families
  • Working systemically with treatment issues
  • Use of apps or social media technologies
  • Youth focused interventions

Target audience of the conference

  • Frontline staff and managers in the AOD sector
  • Sectors working with clients with AOD issues
  • Researchers with an interest in community responses to AOD
  • Policy makers and funders
  • Clients, consumers and carers

Abstracts must be submitted by Friday 9 March 2018 at 5pm AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Time). No extensions to the deadline will be granted.

Proposal notifications: 28 March 2018

All enquiries and abstract submissions should be sent to conference@nada.org.au.

Download submission guidelines PDF

Download submission template DOCX

Supported by

New South Wales Health
Australian Government Department of Health

Major sponsors

Accounting for Good
Procare AUstralia