DANA is pleased to announce that the 2014 DANA Conference, “Speak Up”, will be held from 18 – 20 June 2014 at the Mercure Sydney.
The conference will open debate on important alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues and will provide nurses with a platform to speak up!
Follow this link http://www.danaconference.com.au to view the conference website
The APSAD Conference Program is now available. The conference title, Bridging Knowledge and Practice, was chosen by the Scientific Program Committee to reinforce APSAD’s commitment to evidence based medicine and practice.
This conference, being held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from Sunday 24 – Wednesday 27 November 2013, will feature an exciting program which includes international and national speakers, focussing on new treatment, prevention and policy in the areas of drugs and alcohol research. The conference will include local issues and content relevant to our region, but will also offer a range of presentations and workshops that have international relevance. Featuring original work from the field, the conference program will continue to encourage alternative presentation styles such as film, yarning circles and artwork whilst maintaining conventional modes of presentation such as oral and poster presentations, participatory workshops, debates/discussions and late breakers.
For details about the program visit this website www.apsadconference.com.au
The theme for the 2013 ATCA Conference: “Building Communities”, invites and challenges us to engage in a wide ranging dialogue around the phenomenon of community – one that courageously explores the options and implications of moving beyond a restricted and limiting conceptualization of the term. Keynote speakers including Rowdy Yates, Senior Research Fellow, University of Stirling, A/Prof David Best, Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre and Kate Carnell, CEO, Beyondblue.
· Precious Inheritance: the enduring legacy of the therapeutic community and its role and value in a changing world
· Social Connections and Identity Transitions
· Development of a Family Inclusive Framework
· Mental Health and AOD – Responding to the challenges and working in partnership
· Influence of Social Connection on treatment outcomes
· Treatment related changes in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
· The ATCA Standard: Reviewer Training: Rebecca Davey & Barry Evans
· Using Motivational Interviewing with Groups: Dr Joel Porter
· TC Practice: An Experiential Workshop: Dr Lynne Magor-Blatch
Pre Conference Site Tours to Brisbane and Gold Coast Therapeutic Communities including Fairhaven, Mirikai, Goldbridge and Logan House.
Register now http://events.atca.com.au/
APSAD is calling for Late Breaking Papers. Late Breakers are for any research findings that have become available after the general Call for Abstracts has closed. The presentations will be 5 minute talks in a session dedicated to late-breaking, unpublished findings. Please note that abstracts must be original research and must contain final data.
Submissions close 30 September 2013
APSAD 24-27 November Brisbane
DANA has secured an impressive line up of speakers for the next one-day NSW Nurses Forum to be held on Friday August 23rd 2013 in Sydney. Follow this link to find out about the speakers and their topics…NSW Nurses Forum flyer
Register before May 25th for the special early bird rate of $50 (for DANA Members) or $75 (for Non members). Go to the tab on this website labelled “NSW Nurses Forum” .
Don’t forget that this one day forum will contribute 6 hours towards your annual professional development requirement.
For further information contact [email protected]
Find out more at this link.
- Developments in anti viral therapy for Hep C
- Pain management
- Prisons, dependence and chronic disease
- Patterns of risk among Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander people who inject drugs
- Nicotine and opioid dependence
- High prevalence mental health disorders
- Alcohol and drug treatments in Holland
To be held on Friday 17th May at the Brisbane Convention Centre.
Proudly organised by DANA and Queensland Health and prousdly sponsored by Reckit Benckiser.
DANA Scholarships are available to contribute to professional development needs of DANA members. They provide opportunities to enhance skills and practice in order to drive change and contribute to the development of drug and alcohol nursing.
From February 1st to April 30th 2013 applications for scholarships will be accepted (a further opportunity will become available again from August 1st to October 31st 2013). In this first round preference will be given to applicants seeking support to attend the 1st Australasian Mental Health and Addiction Nursing Conference to be held in Auckland, New Zealand in June 2013. Successful applicants will be notified prior to the conference and then reimbursed after they attend. Applicants for other types of scholarships should still apply.
Full eligibility details and the relevant application form can be found at this link DANA Scholarship Policy and Procedure 2012 to 2015
The truth is; just about everyone is! Why not consider DANA’s offer of mentorship to guide and help you to submit an abstract at the 1st Australasian Mental Health and Addiction Nursing Conference in Auckland, New Zealand, from 19-21 June 2013? Some of DANA’s most seasoned presenters are available to help their fellow DANA members.
Presenting at conferences is a highly valued professional development activity with lots of benefits. You get to:
- Share your ideas, knowledge and work with your peers
- Stay up to date with current evidence (to inform your presentation)
- Develop your communication and public speaking skills (whether presenting an oral paper or a poster)
- Receive constructive feedback from your peers
- Meet and network with other clinicians across Australia and New Zealand with the same interests as you
- Learn many new skills
- Earn respect from your peers
- Demonstrate that you are engaging in professional development activities
- Make another addition to your CV!
- Tick off another achievement from your bucket list!
DANA conferences provide a friendly and supportive environment. So, if you’ve always thought that you’d like to present at a conference one day, make a start now!
To help get you started with your first conference presentation, contact Margo Hickman (DANA Vice President) for more information. Send an email to Margo on [email protected]
Never say Never! You can do it!
If you would like to join our mentoring team and assist a DANA colleague who is a new presenter, send an email to Margo. It’s a really valuable way that you can give back to DANA and support your colleagues.
To see more about this conference, click on the ‘conference’ tab and follow the link to the dedicated conference website.