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May 4, 2018

AUSTRALIAN YOUTH AOD CONFERENCE: REGISTRATIONS OPEN

The program for 2018's Youth AOD Conference been released and registrations are now open! The annual conference held by YSAS in Melbourne will be on 16-17 August 2018 with a theme of "Assertive Advocacy", seeking to advance practice by strengthening knowledge and skills in advocacy for the youth AOD workforce. The program hosts a diverse range of speakers and explores themes of child protection, attachment and trauma, domestic violence, legal rights and more.

To see the full program or register click here.

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April 27, 2018

NADA CONFERENCE - SYDNEY 7-8 JUNE 2018

NADA (Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies - the peak body for NGO AOD services in New South Wales) are holding their annual conference in Sydney on the 7th and 8th of June. 'Exploring therapeutic interventions' is the theme, and keynote presentations include why the consumer voice should be central to AOD treatment, the current evidence base for primary and comorbid substance use disorders for young people and a presentation on the impact of decriminalisation in Portugal. Registrations close on the 25th May.

To read the full the program and register click here.

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March 16, 2018

DRUG AND ALCOHOL NURSES OF AUSTRALASIA CONFERENCE - MELBOURNE - 26 AND 27 OF JULY

The Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia (DANA) conference is being held in Melbourne on the 26th and 27th of July. The theme for the conference is 'It Starts with Us' which acknowledges that we are in a time of change for the alcohol and drug nursing workforce, and the conference is designed to support the development of this important workforce.  The call for abstracts is open until the 6th of April, and DANA members can apply for a limited number of conference scholarships until the 14th of May.

Find out more about the 2018 DANA Conference here


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March 2, 2018

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: ONE-DAY AOD SYMPOSIUM FRIDAY MAY 11TH 2018

The Walk on the Wild Side (WOWS) Symposium is an annual one day event for clinicians and healthcare professionals working in the field of alcohol and drug treatment. The theme for WOWS11 is "Do No Harm" and will be held on Friday 11th May at the RBWH Education Centre. The program has just been released featuring a range of fantastic speakers and topics including injectable buprenorphine, e-cigarettes, working with people who self-harm just to name a few.

Visit the WOWS website to check out the program, register, submit an abstract or apply for a $500 regional and remote worker travel subsidy. Travel subsidy applications close 5pm Wednesday 7 March. Early bird registrations cost just $100 and close 16 March.

Find out more at the WOWS11 website

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November 10, 2017

WEBINAR ON FASD IN THE YOUTH JUSTICE SYSTEM: WEDNESDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 12PM

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a lifelong condition relating to permanent brain damage caused by fetal alcohol exposure.  The majority of young people who have FASD live with significant cognitive, behavioural and learning difficulties.  Being FASD informed is important for all workers who support young people. The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre is hosting a free webinar on FASD on Wednesday 29 November with guest presenter Dr Raewyn Mutch from the Alcohol, Pregnancy and FASD department at Telethon Kids Institute.  The webinar will run for approximately one hour, and will discuss FASD with a focus on the prevalence of FASD in the youth justice system.

To read more about joining the webinar visit.

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May 19, 2017

AUSTRALIAN YOUTH AOD CONFERENCE: AUGUST 17 & 18

The 2017 Australian Youth AOD Conference will be held in Melbourne on August 17 and 18. The theme for the conference this year is "Identity" and will explore how young people develop their identity, how these identities can change and grow, and how youth workers can have a positive influence on this process. The conference will provide an opportunity to examine practice and learn about new and emerging ideas with a range of practice advancement workshops and keynote presentations. The conference will also give workers an opportunity to meet their colleagues, form connections and celebrate the unique work done in this field. Registrations are now open and early bird closes on July 1st 2017.

Read more about the conference and register here.



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March 3, 2017

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE 2017: CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

The Walk on the Wild Side (WOWS) Symposium is an annual one day event for Queensland clinicians working in the field of alcohol and other drug treatment. The 2017 event will be held at the Royal Brisbane and Women's' Hospital Education Centre on Friday the 12 May.

Clinicians are being invited to submit abstracts to present on research, projects, challenging clinical issues and clinical initiatives in their workplace. The presentation judged as the overall audience favourite will receive an espresso coffee machine to take back to their workplace.

Register for the event or find out more about submitting an abstract here.

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February 17, 2017

NATIONAL YOUTH WEEK 2017: 31ST OF MARCH TO 9TH OF APRIL

National Youth Week 2017 is coming up, and it's time to think of events for your region. The theme of this year's National Youth Week is "Be bold, Be brave, Be you."  You can register your event online at the Queensland Youth Week website, which also includes everything you need to run a Youth Week event, including invites, certificates, promotional posters and social media materials. Coinciding with National Youth Week is the launch of the YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament, which is currently calling for nominations.

Find out more about National Youth Week here

Find out more about the YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament here

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June 16, 2016

THE 2016 YOUTH AOD CONFERENCE MELBOURNE 25-26 AUGUST

The Australian Youth AOD Conference is in it's second year and more than ever seeks to engage with participants around practice, and demonstrate how their skills and compassion is valued by offering a range of topics, the chance to meet their colleagues, and celebrate the unique work done in this field. This year's conference will focus on both the personal and structural conditions that impact on young people. Day One will present a range of perspectives on these conditions and their influence on the lives of young people. Day Two will focus on countering these conditions by giving participants the chance to learn new skills and knowledge to take back to the field, and enrich their role in facilitating positive developmental experiences. Early bird closes 1st July 2016.

Click here to read more and register for the conference

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April 28, 2016

BRAIN SUMMIT

The Brain Summit is a free online conference commencing on May 2 with speakers discussing the latest research, tools and techniques to upgrade your brain.

Check it out here

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