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National Drug Research Institute Curtin University 6 October 2021

National Drug Research Institute Curtin University 6 October 2021

by Judi Stone -
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NDRI 2021 Symposium program announced

The latest findings from a range of Australian and international alcohol and illicit drug research, plus a practical workshop focused on consumer and stakeholder engagement in research, are features of the 2021 National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) symposium.

The symposium program has been announced and can be viewed here. The program includes presentations and panel sessions on research into alcohol and illicit drug policy, harm, prevention and trends as well as partnership approaches to addressing alcohol and other drug (AOD) harm in Aboriginal communities.

Program highlights include a keynote presentation and panel discussion on minimum alcohol pricing, presentations and a panel discussion on engaging consumers in research, understanding youth drinking trends, increasing use of nitrous oxide, treatment access for methamphetamine smokers, how the alcohol industry attempts to influence policy, First Nations-led policy development and school-based alcohol harm reduction.

For the first time, the NDRI symposium will be available for virtual and in-person attendance, at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on October 6. While attendees will hear from world leaders in AOD research, the symposium will ‘give a voice’ to early career researchers and PhD scholars as well as community partners and consumers of NDRI’s research.

Note: The WA Alcohol and Other Drugs Conference will follow on 7-8 Oct, and a discount is available on registration fees for the NDRI Symposium if you attend both events. Please register for the conference first to obtain your discount code

Visit ndri.curtin.edu.au/events to register or for more information

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Western Australian Alcohol and Other Drug Conference: Shifting Perspectives 7 & 8 October 2021

by Judi Stone -
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Hosted by the Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (WANADA), the conference will provide a platform for esteemed local, national, and international speakers with presentations that reflect contemporary issues affecting the sector. Presentations will be informed by our conference themes: the impact of COVID-19, co-occurring and complex issues, law reform, and health reform.

The conference will feature the Western Australian Alcohol and Other Drug Excellence Awards, recognising outstanding alcohol and other drug programs, projects and practice in the sector.

Shifting Perspective: Alcohol and Other Drugs, everybody’s story will provide valuable opportunities for professional networking, collaboration, discussion, and debate around the themes of the conference. To register or fnd out more please visit the website https://wanadaconference.org.au/about/