For those interested in the PowerPoint presentations by Conference 2009 speakers, you can find them by clicking here. Enjoy.
The countdown is on!
Have you registered to attend the DANA Conference yet? Hurry, there are just a few weeks left! Limited spaces are still available in the Pre-Conference Workshops. To register to attend, download a copy of the Registration Form. For accommodation bookings, please download a copy of the Accommodation Booking Form. For further details download the full Registration Brochure.
Invited Speaker Profiles
Dr Jeremy Hayllar
Jeremy Hayllar is Clinical Director of the Alcohol and Drug Service of Northside Health Service District in Brisbane, a position he has held since 2004, and an Associate Professor with the School of Medicine, University of Queensland. His career began when after completing his studies at Birmingham University Medical School (UK), he trained in general medicine and gastroenterology in London where he completed research for on the GI effects of NSAIDs. Looking for a change, Jeremy then spent 10 years from 1992 as Director of Medical Services and general physician at Mt Isa Hospital.
Dr Mark Daglish
Dr Mark Daglish graduated in Medicine from the University of Edinburgh and completed his basic Psychiatry training in South East Scotland. In 1998 he moved to Bristol as a Lecturer in the Psychopharmacology Unit, Bristol University. In 2007 Dr Daglish emigrated to Brisbane to take up the post of Senior Lecturer in Addiction Psychiatry at the University of Queensland and Director of Addiction Psychiatry at Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital. Dr Daglish has had a professional interest in the alcohol and drug field since his undergraduate years, when he undertook an elective placement in a detoxification unit in West Berlin. His research career has focused on the use of functional neuro-imaging to understand the neurobiology of Addiction.
The DANA Conference 2009 is rapidly approaching and the program is now available for download. You can download the program directly from the conference website www.danaconference.com.au.
The conference boasts 30 speakers across a diverse range of topics including liver health; future innovations and challenges; and family health. In addition, the program will offer two interactive workshops providing delegates with opportunities to learn from sessions that are both educational and highly practical.
The DANA Conference is an ideal opportunity to learn more about highly relevant topics that are specific to the drug and alcohol nursing industry; and to network with like-minded colleagues from Australia and New Zealand. There will also be multiple conference supporters on hand in the Trade Area to discuss some of the latest industry products, services and initiatives.
At the Management committee’s planning weekend in September 2008, the committee identified that it was important to gather some information about the needs of our current membership. It is anticipated that this will assist us in formulating improvements to the services and information and that DANA offers to you, our member and future memberships as well. We apologise for the length of the survey but want to use this opportunity to gain as much information as possible.
Your response to this survey will be greatly appreciated Please answer the following questions by circling/ticking one response unless otherwise indicated. Where indicated also please elaborate on your response.
Issue 1 October 2008
Welcome from the President, Vice-president and International Vice-president.
This is the first of regular, monthly eNewsletters that we will be sending to you from now on. As one of its objectives, the DANA Executive and Management Committee is aiming to increase communication with members. One of the strategies to achieve this is to launch this eNewsletter as an update, to inform you of current activities and involve you in future planning. It is hoped that you will also take this opportunity to provide items of interest for the newsletter and give us feedback as to what you would like to see in the newsletter.
In this first message we would like to bring you up to date with what has been happening in DANA and to introduce you to your new President, National Vice President and International Vice president.
DANA Membership Secretary
You can find it by clicking here. All pertinent details on the conference will also be posted here as they come to hand.
DANA is seeking Expressions of Interest from members wanting to be involved in the organising committee for the 2008 One Day Symposium and AGM to be held in Sydney on 27 June. In conjunction with the DANA Executive members, the role of the organising committee will be to assist in developing and organising this event.
If you are interesting in being involved please email Wade Norrie (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Louise Hawkins (email@example.com)
DANA will be conducting a series of educational workshops and dinners for NSW members and 1 non-member ATOD colleague in 2008.
The first workshop will be held on 5 March 2008 at the Darlington Centre – Sydney University. The workshop commences at 6:30pm for a 7.00pm start.
DANA is pleased and fortunate to have Professor Ian Webster present at this first NSW educational evening. The topic will be Alcohol – no ordinary commodity.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP Louise Hawkins ( DANA National Vice President) on firstname.lastname@example.org by COB 3rd March 2008. This first event is limited to 20 seats and will be allocated on a first to apply basis. The next 10 to miss out will be offered preferential seating at the following event in April. The event is sponsored by Reckitt and Benckiser.
I’ve just added the 2008-2010 Strategic Directions document to the Documents section of the site. Enjoy.