Chapter Events

Major DANA Events for 2016

New Zealand

A collaboration between DANA and Matuaraki

Addiction Nurse Seminar

Date: 4 March 2016

Held at: Porirua Hospital, Wellington

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MargoA joint initiative between DANA and the ACMHN

Themed: “Together, everyone achieves more”

Date: 28 April 2016

Held at: Canberra Rex Hotel

The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) is collaborating with the Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia (DANA) to hold a symposium to explore mental health and drug and alcohol issues. The interplay between mental health and drug and alcohol issues is increasingly complex, in both the provision of care and the ability for services to manage these complex issues.

This symposium will bring Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug nurses together to discuss the team approach that is required to best meet the needs of consumers. It will assist delegates to identify the skills they have that are useful, and will assist clinicians to increase their confidence working with this client group. Together, everyone achieves more.

For more information, and how to register, go to:


ACT Journal Club – All welcome to attend

Journal ClubHeld at “Tilleys” in Lyneham


Dates: March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 20, Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 20

6 – 7:30 pm

                                  Join us for dinner, drinks and some interesting discussion



Themed: “Superstition or Evidence”

Date: 13 May 2016

Held at: Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Education Centre, Herston, Brisbane

Registration fees: $100 Early Bird, and $150 Late Bird after 22.04.16. (Click here for registration form)

We are also calling for abstracts for 10 minute presentations on  local projects – a prize will be awarded the day for the best presentation – the call for abstracts can be accessed here, and the program for the day can be found here.



danaeventNSW Drug and Alcohol Nurses Forum

Themed: “Resilience”

Date: 12 August 2016

Held at: Park Royal Hotel, Darling Harbour

More info yet to come – stay posted!



South Australia

SAA collaboration between DANA and ACMHN

Themed: “The Impact of Addiction”

Date: 21st October 2016

More info yet to come – stay posted!


APSAD Conference 2016

APSADAPSAD Sydney 2016 Conference will be held at Four Points Darling Harbour in central Sydney from October 30 to November 2, 2016.

The conference will showcase high quality scientific research and lessons learned from practitioners working in the field.

For more information about the APSAD Conference in 2016 and how to register, please click on this link.