2017 DANA ‘Endurance’ Forum – Submit an Abstract


The DANA Forum Organising Committee is delighted to invite you to submit an abstract for an oral presentation at the DANA Endurance Forum, which will take place at the Park Royal, Darling Harbour, Sydney on Friday 11 August 2017.

You can register now and take advantage of the early bird rates for the 2017 DANA ‘Endurance’ Forum

To find out more information follow this link to the Forum page on this website.


Previous Events

many-faces DANA ‘Many Faces of Addiction’ Forum 2015



Speakers’ Presentations

Analysing HCV infection risk arising from percutaneous injuries _ Dr Hsueh Ching Wu

Considerations in developing and delivering on-linecourse_Iain Toman

Dual diagnosis in older adults: prevalence and service user experiences_Adam Searby

Keep calm and carry Naloxone_ William Wood

Many faces: nurses in the field of addiction_Dr Lyn Cusack

Older adults the hidden faces of addiction_Adam Searby

Overview of cannabinoid replacement therapy_Andrew Taylor

Sleep well to be well – Dr Carmel Harrington

Smoking cessation in alcohol and other drug users-Dr Colin Mendelsohn

Smoking stopped-a smoking gun_ Ms Anne Carroll

The 2015 Adams Decrespigny Harvey Oration_Dr D Deering

What can you do to assist aboriginal people with alcohol or drug problems_Dr K Conigrave and Mr M Doyle

Who are you? Demographics of patients seen by an enhanced CL service_ S Lling

Call for Abstracts  Now Open

The DANA  Organising Committee for the ‘Many Faces of Addiction’  Forum 2015  invites you to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation. The Forum will be held at Novotel Sydney Central, 13 – 14 August 2015.

The DANA Forum theme, ‘Many Faces of Addiction’, reflects the diverse nature of addiction and the many people that it affects. As nurses, we are conscious that the impact of drug and alcohol misuse can be viewed from many different perspectives and understanding each perspective is important to determine best practice. Approaches to the treatment of addiction are evolving and in order to effectively respond to these changes, nurses and other health care workers need to be aware of contemporary substance use and associated issues.

To find out more, visit




Novotel Sydney Central
169 – 179 Thomas Street,
Sydney NSW 2000

 Key forum dates

  • Call for abstracts open 24 September 2014
  • Early bird registrations open 2 February 2015
  • Call for abstracts close 27 April 2015
  • Early bird registrations close 4 May 2015

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Visit the Forum  website to find out more…


dana-conference-logo-2014-squareConference 2014 “Speak Up”

DANAs  “Speak Up” Conference was  held at the Mercure Sydney in June 2014.

The conference  opened debate on important alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues and  provided nurses with a platform to speak up!

Follow this link to view the DANA Conference website

Please contact or with any enquiries.

Presentations from  the 2014 Conference


Concurrent one Bernadette Suter

Concurrent one Josette Freeman

Concurrent one Kerry Mawson

Concurrent one Louise Leonard

Concurrent one Stephanie Perrot

Concurrent two Carolyn Stubley

Concurrent two Dr Lin Zhao

Concurrent two Jane Chambers

Concurrent two Lan Wu presentation

Concurrent two Marguerite White

Dr Adrian Carter Keynote presentation

Dr Alex Wodak Keynote presentation

Milton Cohen_workshop presentation

Stephen Ling Keynote presentation

Simon Adamson Keynotepresentation


Concurrent Etty Matalon 2

Concurrent three David Dwyer

Concurrent three Etty Matalon 1

Concurrent three Jennifer Harland

Concurrent three Michelle Catto

Concurrent three Samar Zakaria

Cameron Francis Keynote presentation


 2013 Conference

Full details from the 1st Australasian Mental Health and Addiction Nursing Conference- Auckland, New Zealand can be found at this website

2012 Conference

Full details about to the DANA 2012 conference can be found at the DANA Conference website.

2011 Conference

Speakers’ presentations currently unavailable.

2010 Conference

Speakers’ presentations available on application.

2009 Conference

Speakers’ presentations available on application.

2008 Symposium

Final report

2007 Conference

Final report

2006 Conference

Final report

2005 Conference

Download the 2005 Conference Evaluation Report here

2004 Conference

2003 Conference

Download the Conference Book for the 2003 conference here

2002 Conference

Download the Conference Book for the 2002 conference here