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Conferences, workshops and events

This section lists upcoming and past (last 6 months) conferences, workshops and events pertinent to Indigenous Australian health in Australia.

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre does not organise conferences itself or endorse any of the events listed. It provides a comprehensive listing of events that may be relevant to those working in or studying Indigenous health.

The conferences, workshops and events are listed by date, but you can select to list them by title, location, or content. The content of the conferences, workshops and events have been rated as follows:

  • Indigenous Indigenous specific
  • Some Indigenous content some Indigenous content
  • Possibility of Indigenous content Possibility of Indigenous content

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When you click on one of the headings of the table, the list will be sorted according to that heading. For more information about the conference or event, click on the title.

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Upcoming conferences, workshops and events

Date Title Location Content
Multiple dates BreakThrough Ice Education for Families Multiple locations
07-02-2018 Ways of Working With Aboriginal People (Part 1) Perth, Western Australia
08-02-2018 Drug and Alcohol First Aid Chermside, Queensland
13-02-2018 Recognising and Responding to Amphetamine Intoxication/Toxicity and Opioid Overdose Perth, Western Australia
17-02-2018 Stepping Stones to Success Adelaide, South Australia
21-02-2018 Responding to alcohol and drugs with Aboriginal consumers and families Hastings, Victoria
27-02-2018 Strong Spirit Strong Future: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention Perth, Western Australia
28-02-2018 An Introduction to AOD Prevention Within Communities Perth, Western Australia
28-02-2018 AOD Skills Foundation Perth, Western Australia
06-03-2018 Alcohol and Other Drugs Workshop Townsville, Queensland
17-03-2018 Stepping Forward Adelaide, South Australia
20-03-2018 Health<em>InfoNet</em> cafe Western Australian Alcohol and other Drug Conference 2018 Perth, Western Australia
05-04-2018 Working Effectively With Regular Amphetamine Using Clients Perth, Western Australia
10-04-2018 Recognise and Respond to Amphetamine Intoxication and Toxicity Perth, Western Australia
02-05-2018 AOD Skills: Beyond Brief Interventions Perth, Western Australia
09-05-2018 Family Inclusive Practice Perth, Western Australia
14-05-2018 Cultural Appreciation: Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Clients and Families, Workshop #3 Melbourne, Victoria
15-05-2018 Healthy Women and Pregnancies: Aboriginal Focus on FASD in Communities Perth, Western Australia
17-05-2018 Trauma Informed Care and Practice Perth, Western Australia
21-05-2018 Alcohol Tobacco and other Drugs Council Conference 2018 Hobart Tasmania
22-05-2018 AOD Recovery: What Does it Mean for Clients, Workers and Services? Perth, Western Australia
28-05-2018 Health<em>InfoNet</em> cafe 2018 Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference Gold Coast, Queensland
06-06-2018 Ways of Working With Aboriginal People (Part 2) Perth, Western Australia
07-06-2018 The Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (NADA) Conference 2018 Sydney, New South Wales
27-06-2018 Sniffing, Huffing and Chroming: Responding to Volatile Substance Use Perth, Western Australia
06-11-2018 5th National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Conference (NIDAC) Adelaide, South Australia

When you click on one of the headings of the table, the list will be sorted according to that heading. For more information about the conference or event, click on the title.

If you have information you would like to have included on this page please contact us.

Past conferences, workshops and events

Date Title Location Content
Multiple dates Sydney MSIC Safer Injecting Workshop Sydney, New South Wales
13-07-2017 Breakthrough Ice Education for Families Multiple locations
18-07-2017 Harm Minimisation Alcohol Education for School Students Darwin, Northern Territory
25-07-2017 Nicotine Addiction and Smoking Cessation Workshop (WA) Perth, Western Australia
27-07-2017 Health<em>InfoNet</em> cafe 2017 Australian Winter School Conference Brisbane, Queensland
27-07-2017 Hepatitis Day and CAHMA Opening BBQ Belconnen, Australian Capital Territory
29-07-2017 Hepatitis C in Drug and Alcohol Settings Education Program Brisbane, Queensland
31-07-2017 Australia's Red Centre Conference 2017 Alice Springs, Northern Territory
01-08-2017 Consultation Workshop: Development of the National FASD strategy 2018-2028 Multiple locations
Multiple dates South Australian Network of Drug and Alcohol Services (SANDAS) Workshops Multiple locations
03-08-2017 Train the Trainer: Trauma Training in Your Patch The Gardens, Northern Territory
04-08-2017 South Australian Aboriginal Tobacco Forum Adelaide, South Australia
08-08-2017 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Training Day 2017 Sydney, New South Wales
11-08-2017 Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia (DANA) 2017 Endurance Forum Sydney, New South Wales
Multiple dates Foundation for Trauma-Informed Care and Practice Multiple locations
15-08-2017 No Smokes Flipchart Training Darwin, Northern Territory
15-08-2017 Opioid Use Disorder in General Practice Darwin, Northern Territory
16-08-2017 Northern Territory Aboriginal Tobacco Forum Darwin, Northern Territory
17-08-2017 Australian Youth AOD Conference 2017 Melbourne, Victoria
22-08-2017 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder prevention in Aboriginal communities Perth, Western Australia
23-08-2017 Estimating the societal cost of methamphetamine use in Australia Bentley, Western Australia
29-08-2017 The Mental Health Service (TheMHS) Annual Conference 2017 Sydney, New South Wales
31-08-2017 Regional, Rural and Remote Managers Networking Forum Perth, Western Australia
Multiple dates Comorbidity/Dual Diagnosis and Motivational Interviewing Training Multiple locations
04-09-2017 How to Support Families and Friends With a Loved One Using Methamphetamine [webinar] Online
05-09-2017 Nicotine Addiction and Smoking Cessation Workshop (ACT) Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
07-09-2017 Micro-counselling and Brief Interventions Brisbane, Queensland
12-09-2017 Alcohol and Other Drugs, Workshop Development Consultation - Alice Springs Alice Springs, Northern Territory
25-09-2017 2017 Northern Territory Council of Social Services (NTCOSS) Conference Darwin City, Northern Territory
03-10-2017 2017 National Drug and Alcohol Research Council (NDARC) Annual Research Symposium Sydney, New South Wales
04-10-2017 Global Alcohol Policy Conference (GAPC) 2017 Melbourne, Victoria
04-10-2017 Smoking Cessation Teleconferences With Renee Bittoun National
11-10-2017 Substance Use Disorders Among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in Custody: a Public Health Opportunity Brisbane, Queensland
17-10-2017 2017 Oceania Tobacco Control Conference Hobart, Tasmania
17-10-2017 Medications used in the treatment of substance dependence: current therapies and future options Perth, Western Australia
18-10-2017 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention in Aboriginal Communities Perth, Western Australia
19-10-2017 Other Ways of Knowing: Understanding Aboriginal Trauma Melbourne, Victoria
19-10-2017 Australian Association of Family Therapy - Family Therapy & Social Justice Collapsing the Divisions of Inequality Conference Adelaide, South Australia
25-10-2017 Health<em>InfoNet</em> cafe 2017 Rural and Remote Mental Health Conference Broome, Western Australia
26-10-2017 Trauma Informed Practice and Alcohol and Other Drug Use Perth, Western Australia
27-10-2017 Pharmaceutical Opioids: a Focus on South Australia Thebarton, South Australia
27-10-2017 Richmond Wellbeing Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Workshops Multiple locations
31-10-2017 A practical guide to finding the Knowledge Centre's latest resources Online
31-10-2017 Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association 2017 Conference Brisbane, Queensland
31-10-2017 Pharmaceutical Risk and Response Seminar Wangaratta, Victoria
02-11-2017 Crystal Clear: Responding to Methamphetamine Use Brisbane, Queensland
06-11-2017 Australian trends in cannabis use and attitudes towards cannabis legalisation in a period of international policy change Online
07-11-2017 An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing Perth, Western Australia
08-11-2017 Face to face ice training for frontline workers Multiple locations
12-11-2017 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) conference 2017 Melbourne, Australia
14-11-2017 AH&MRC SEWB Symposium 2017 Brighton Beach, New South Wales
15-11-2017 Skills Training: Working With AOD Using Clients Perth, Western Australia
16-11-2017 Effects of Ice on the Brain and Body, and Implications for Responding Online
Multiple dates Community Forums (Youth Diversion and Drug Rehabilitation Services) Multiple locations
28-11-2017 Advanced Harm Reduction (Including Safer Injecting Practices) Brisbane, Queensland
29-11-2017 Prevalence of FASD Among Youth Under the Care of Juvenile Justice in Western Australia: How Shall We Work Together to Close this Gap? [webinar] Online
30-11-2017 Working With Communities: Alcohol and Other Drug Intervention and Policy Research Perth, Western Australia
04-12-2017 Alcohol Floor Pricing Forum Perth, Western Australia
06-12-2017 Understanding Primary Prevention [webinar] Online
13-12-2017 Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training Woolloomooloo, New South Wales
14-12-2017 Aboriginal People and Strength Based Practices Within a Drug and Alcohol Setting Woolloomooloo, New South Wales
Last updated: 18 January 2018
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