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The 2021 NDARC Annual Research Symposium

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Date Published:
6 Aug 2021
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Event date: 
Wednesday, 20 October 2021 - 9:30am

The 2021 NDARC Annual Research Symposium will be held across three days and will include both online sessions and an in-person event.

The Symposium will showcase the wide variety and depth of research and programs at NDARC, as well as highlight the work of our peer organisations, facilitate dynamic discussions, and provide opportunities to create new connections.

We also have global expert guest speakers including Dr Robin Carhart-Harris and Prof David T. Courtwright.

All sessions of the Symposium may be eligible to be counted as Continued Personal Development (CPD) hours*. Just tick the box prompting for a certificate of completion at the checkout.

To register, please go here.

The full program will be made available shortly, the following details have been confirmed:


Wednesday, 20 October 2021 - Online

Time: 9:30am - 11:30am

Cost: Free

Topic: Emerging pharmaceutical drugs - including psychedelics and new drug treatments for addiction and mental health

Keynote speaker: Dr Robin Carhart-Harris, Head of the Centre for Psychedelic Research, Division of Brain Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London.

This session will delve into emerging drug trends including psychedelics and new drug treatment for addiction and mental health disorders.

Thursday, 21 October 2021 - Online

Time: 9:30am - 11am

Cost: Free

Topic: Global patterns in opioid dependence and treatment: past history, current interventions, and future action

Keynote speaker: Presidential Professor Emeritus David T. Courtwright, author and historian on drug use.

This session will examine opioid dependence, issues, and treatment globally. There will be a number of guest speakers, including presentations from NDARC researchers.

Friday, 22 October 2021 - In-person

Time: 8:45am - 3:00pm

Location: The Roundhouse, UNSW Sydney

Cost: $95 early bird price until 10 September 2021 ($125 full price)

Discounts: Students, enter the promo code 'student' for $65 tickets. Not-for-Profit organisation, enter the promo code 'NFP' for $80 tickets.

Refund policy: Tickets are 100% refundable if unable to attend due to COVID-19 restrictions on 22 October

Keynote speaker: Dr Rachel Sutherland, Acting Lead for Drug Trends at NDARC

This in-person session will showcase the most prominent work at NDARC, including a first look at the 2021 Australian Drug Trends report. Network with others in the AoD sector, connect with new people, and hear first-hand about the latest research.

To register, please go here.

For more information, please contact NDARC.Events@unsw.edu.au

*Please note, you will have to liaise with your supervisor or appropriate industry body to verify if the NDARC Symposium is eligible towards your CPD hours.

Online and in-person
Online free, in-person from $65-$125
Booking deadline: 
Friday, 15 October 2021 - 11am
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