2017 DANA ‘Endurance’ Forum

Welcome to the 2017 DANA ‘Endurance’ Forum

Park Royal Darling Harbour Sydney, 11 August 2017

In 2017, the DANA Forum, ‘Endurance’ will take place at the Park Royal, Darling Harbour, Sydney  on Friday 11 August 2017.

This dynamic nursing forum will bring together leaders in the field from across Australia and New Zealand, to share their knowledge about the science of addiction and effective clinical practices.

The DANA Forum theme, Endurance, reflects upon the motivation, time required and spent by Drug and Alcohol nurses, clinicians and their patients, as they work together to achieve their goals.

The DANA Forum provides a valuable opportunity for nurses and health care professionals to hear from industry leaders, stay informed on current issues and join in the discussion with colleagues.

The DANA AGM and the annual Nurse Practitioners’ Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Forum.

We look forward to meeting with you in Sydney!

Forum Program

The DANA Forum Organising Committee is excited to announce the Program for the Forum.

It is a privilege to have Dr James Bell deliver the keynote address; ‘Buprenorphine depot: emerging data and future directions’

Dr Bell is well known to many of you. After training in internal medicine, he specialised in Addiction Medicine. He was a leading figure in the development of training programs in Addiction, and in the achievement of specialty recognition of Addiction Medicine in Australia. He has held senior positions in Sydney and at the National Addiction Centre in London. His major research interest is in opioids and the management of opioid dependence. He is currently works part-time in rural NSW and is exploring ways to deliver OST in rural and remote settings.

Click here to access the DANA Forum 2017 Program

Registrations open at 7:30am for an 8:30am start and finishing at approximately 5pm.

Meet the Speakers 

Click here to access the DANA Forum 2017 Speakers



DANA ‘Endurance’ Forum 2017 Program Update (August 2017)

Although we are disappointed to announce that Professor Kate Dolan is unable to attend the Forum we are delighted that Associate Professor Carolyn Day is able to attend in her place. Carolyn will present the Feasibility of a Managed Alcohol Program (MAP) for Sydney’s Homeless

Call for Abstracts  Closed!

The DANA Organising Committee is pleased to invite you to submit an abstract for an oral presentation at the DANA Endurance Forum , on Friday 11 August 2017.

Click here to access the Call for Abstracts Document Closed!

Click here to access the Abstract Template for Submission Closed!

To submit an abstract, it can be emailed send to events@danaonline.org

The call for abstracts will close on  Friday 21st April 2017Closed!

Abstract timeline
Call for abstracts open 10 March 2017
Call for abstracts close 21 April 2017 Closed
Authors advised of submission outcome 5 May 2017    Closed
Presenters to confirm acceptance 12 May 2017  Closed
Presenter registration due 16 June 2017 Closed
Submission of presentation due 7 July 2017 Closed


The Parkroyal Hotel has advised us that accommodation for Friday night August 11th 2017 has already been sold out. Check out Google Maps for nearby accommodation. Click here to find out more.


Registration now closed – Sold Out!

Registration Terms and Conditions

Registration includes:

  • attendance at all Forum sessions on Friday 11 August 2017
  • access to the trade exhibition
  • all day catering (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)
  • delegate information pack and name tag
  • complimentary cocktail party

Full Registration information, terms and conditions can be accessed here

Become A DANA Member!

To find out more about DANA membership and to sign up today – click here

Booking Accommodation 

Quote ‘DANA Forum’ when phoning to book accommodation at Park Royal, Darling Harbour and they will offer you a special event attendees rate.