The times they are a changin’ is the theme for the 2014 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) Conference, where Burnet research will feature prominently.
The theme for the Conference, to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 9-12 November, was chosen by the Scientific Program Committee to reflect the changing times and increased pressures faced by the drug and alcohol sector.
Head, Alcohol and Other Drug Research, Professor Paul Dietze has been invited to chair a session on Public Health and will present ‘Ice Epidemic? Trends in methamphetamine use from three Victorian surveillance systems’.
Burnet researchers Arthur Truong, Rebecca Jenkinson and Dr Megan Lim from the Centre for Population Health have also been invited to speak.
Alyce Vella has two presentations – ‘Being among other gay men made me see this is a common issue – an evaluation of a GLBT-tailored AOD group therapy program in Melbourne’, and ‘Poor mental health and use of alcohol and other drugs among young music festival attendees’.
The conference focus is on new treatments, prevention and policy in the areas of drug and alcohol research with alternative presentation styles encouraged.
The Poster Session will offer a platform for delegates to see and discuss achievements, ideas and developments face-to-face.
Keynote speakers will select the posters that best demonstrate quality research and clinical practice and conduct small group discussions of their chosen posters.
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