2018 WA AOD Conference Presentations

Presentations and e-posters from the 2018 Western Australian Alcohol and other Drug Conference - Leading the Way: Embracing New Opportunities in Alcohol and Other Drug Sector, held 20 and 21 March 2018 at the Novotel Langley Perth and hosted by the Mental Health Commission with WANADA.

Keynote Speakers

  • pdf Professor David Forbes (400 KB) , Director Phoenix Australia, Centre For Post Traumatic Mental Health, Victoria - Substance use and mental health consequences of trauma and implications for assessment and treatment
  • pdf Chief Constable Michael Barton (776 KB) , Durham Constabulary, United Kingdom - If our policies to tackle illegal drugs are working why are we talking about it so much ? ........ Scrub that! Why are we not talking about it so much?

Invited Speakers

  • Professor Tanya Chikritzhs – Alcohol Policy Research, National Drug Research Centre, Curtin University - Why is cancer alcohol's best kept secret?
  • pdf Gino Vumbaca (3.22 MB) , President, Harm Reduction Australia, NSW - Drug and Alcohol Policy – Time for an Overhaul
  • Will Tregoning - Chief Executive Officer, Unharm, NSW - People, communities and the future of harm reduction
  • Conjoint Professor Nick Lintzeris, Director, Drug and Alcohol Services, South East Sydney Local Health District; Discipline Addiction Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney - Translating research into clinical practice and back again: Challenges for the AOD sector

Concurrent Oral Presentations

  • pdf Leigh Cleary and Grace Oh (334 KB) , Senior Workforce Development Officers, Mental Health Commission - Recognising and responding to amphetamine intoxication/toxicity and opioid overdose: A contemporary training resource for those working at the coal face
  • pdf Dr Mandy Wilson (800 KB) , National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University - Violence Prevention Programs for Incarcerated Women
  • pdf Imogen Davies (307 KB) , South Metropolitan Health Service, Fiona Stanley Hospital, National Drug Research Institute - Never the twain shall meet? Staff and patient attitudes and actions on hospital based alcohol screening and brief intervention
  • pdf Tim Rolfe (2.26 MB) , Office of the Chief Psychiatrist - Maryanne and the seven stoned dwarfs: A humorous approach to educating people experiencing mental illness about cannabis use
  • pdf Vanessa Stasiw (374 KB) , Peer Support Worker, Cyrenian House - A Lived Experience: Reflections on establishing a new AOD Peer Support project

Electronic Posters



Level 1
1 Nash St
Perth WA 6000


Contact us

Follow Us

Green Book Link Button