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NDARC Annual Symposium 2016

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Date Published:
11 Sep 2016
Event date: 
Monday, 12 September 2016 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre’s Annual Symposium Current Issues in Substance Use: The Bigger Picture will be held on Monday the 12th of September, 2016 at the John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW.

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This year’s Symposium will have a particular focus on issues of social disadvantage which will be the theme of the opening session and of our opening keynote speech.

  • Guest keynote speaker is Professor Kate Conigrave, an addiction medicine specialist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, a Professor at the University of Sydney and an NDARC conjoint Professor.  Kate has worked in partnership with Aboriginal community controlled agencies in NSW and other states, and with communities in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory over the past 15 years. Her opening keynote will focus on the issues facing Aboriginal communities and the evaluation of interventions designed to reduce the burden of substance use in these communities.
  • Professor Kate Dolan will present on the Global burden of HIV, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis among prisoners and detainees. The work forms the basis of a three part special series to be published in theLancet later this year. Professor Anthony Shakeshaft will present the results of three NDARC interventions in regional and remote Indigenous communities. Dr Ryan Courtney will present the results of a groundbreaking intervention designed to improve smoking cessation rates among hard to reach low SES socio-economic groups,
  • Other sessions will focus on prevention and intervention including the much anticipated results of the evaluation of the introduction of reformulated Oxycontin in Australia (NOMAD). A session on current controversies includes presentations on naloxone; the use of sniffer dogs and drug checking.
  • In the afternoon you will be able to tailor the program to your special interests with a choice of four breakout sessions. 40 posters featuring our latest research will be on display. Our popular five minute poster presentations will this year feature posters on methamphetamine, treatment, ecstasy markets and prescription opioids.


To view full details of the program, speakers and costs visit https://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/2016-ndarc-annual-research-symposium.

Open to: 
John Niland Scientia Conference and Events Centre, UNSW
Earlybird registration (closes 12 August 2016) - $250; Regular registration (closes 2 September 2016) - $300. Student rates are also available for full-time students. Please contact ndarc.symposium@unsw.edu.au.
Booking deadline: 
Friday, 2 September 2016 - 11pm
Contact for bookings: 
Jemma Sale, +61 (2) 9385 0292, j.sale@unsw.edu.au