Welcome to the DANA 2018 ‘It Starts with Us’ Conference
Melbourne is the destination city for this year’s event.
The host venue is Building 16, Storey Hall, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) situated in the heart of the CBD.
‘It Starts with Us’ will provide attendees the opportunity to hear from, and network with, leaders in the field from across Australia, New Zealand, the USA and the UK. It will be a chance to share local and global knowledge about contemporary issues and effective clinical practice. This is the opportunity for Drug and Alcohol Nurses from across Australasia to seek inspiration from, and connect with, our esteemed colleagues.
The DANA Conference theme, ‘It Starts with Us’, asks us to consider our pivotal role as drug and alcohol nurses. We see the impact of alcohol and other drug misuse daily. We know that the impact of this is far more than just the physical consequences and recognise that we need to understand each of these to determine how best to look after those in our care. Hence ‘It Starts with Us’. We acknowledge that it is a time of change and a period of transition for our workforce and endeavour to support the development of the workforce of the future. It Starts with Us to steer this course.
A Conference for Nurses, About Nursing
The Conference reflects the National Drug Strategy (2017 – 2026), ‘to build safe, healthy and resilient …communities through preventing and minimising alcohol, tobacco and other drug-related health, social, cultural and economic harms among individuals, families and communities.’
The DANA ‘It Starts with Us’ Conference will:
- provide an opportunity for nurses to showcase their research
- build awareness among attendees about national and international issues, policies and strategies related to alcohol and other drugs
- increase knowledge about current research and how this translates into best clinical practice
- increase knowledge about the impact of alcohol and drug use
- allow you to network, engage and learn from consumers, colleagues, representatives from government and non-government agencies and key stakeholders
- strengthen drug and alcohol nursing workforce
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A limited number of scholarships are available to assist DANA Members attend the Conference. Applications close May 14th 2018.
Wednesday 26th July 2018 DANA has collaborated with the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) to bring you this free pre-conference program, ‘Hepatitis C in Primary Care and Drug and Alcohol Settings’. You must register separately for his event – visit the ASHM website.
More program information coming soon!
Program highlights include
- Pre-conference workshops;
- Oration delivered by DANA Patron, Professor Margaret Hamilton;
- Acclaimed keynote speakers, including nursing experts, Dr Carmel Clancy, Dr Dana Murphy-Parker and Dr Katherine Fornili;
- Informative concurrent sessions addressing key alcohol and other drug topics;
- Conference entertainment and networking;
- Exclusive DANA member breakfast and AGM.
Registrations open from 1st March 2018!
Please read the terms and conditions before you register .
Important Message to DANA 2018 Conference Delegates!
We really want to meet up with you at the DANA 2018 Conference networking drinks…but you simplymust register to attend!
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Exhibition and Sponsorship
The Conference Organising Committee welcomes organisations who wish to support the conference as an exhibitor or as a sponsor. Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are outlined in the following document.
The Brady Hotel at 30 Little La Trobe Street, Melbourne is ideal for delegates attending the DANA 2018 Conference. Only 50m from RMIT, Brady Hotel Central Melbourne offers modern 4.5 star accommodation in an ultimate city location. Facilities include Little Charley Cafe and Bar, business centre, conference rooms and a cardio gym. Their beautifully styled rooms offer a blend of modern design, comfort and convenience with leather and copper accents. For more information about the hotel visit the website www.bradyhotels.com.au
To book use the Rate Access Code: DANA18 for the lowest rates, flexibility and free 1GB daily Wi-Fi data allowance. Available for bookings between 22-31 July 2018.
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Getting there and getting around
By air: http://iknowthepilot.com.au/
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By road: http://www.cbdpark.com/
You won’t be able to park at RMIT. However the 58 Franklin Street Car Park has all day parking and is only a 5 minute walk to RMIT.
By cycle: Try Melbourne Bike Share. Lots of city locations where you can pick up / drop of your hired bicycle.
By rail: Melbourne Central Station is a one minute walk away from RMIT
By tram: Trams run down Swanston Street
Paying for public transport in Melbourne: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/
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