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Nominations are now open for the 2014 APSAD Awards

The APSAD Awards are given out every year and presented at the APSAD Conference. The 2014 APSAD Awards will be presented at the 34th APSAD Conference Gala Dinner in Adelaide on the 11th November.

We have revamped the APSAD Awards and we are pleased to announce the inclusion of a new Clinician Award for any individual providing direct delivery of clinical services, or operating in a strategic managerial position directly relating to service provision, see the Information Pack for more information and the nomination process.

The prizes have also been changed and we are very excited to reveal that the winner of the 2014 Early Career Award will present the Early Career Keynote address at the 2014 APSAD Conference in Adelaide.

Information Pack and Nomination Form

There are four categories of APSAD Awards:
1. Early Career Award
2. Senior Scientist Award
3. First People's Award
4. Clinician Award 

Recipients will be recognised as having made an outstanding contribution to reducing the harms associated with alcohol and other drug use in Australasia.

Focus of the APSAD Awards

The Early Career Award is for excellence in research relative to career opportunities.

The Senior Scientist Award is for a scientist who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of substance use and misuse.

The First People’s Award recognises an individual that had made and important contribution to the advancement of the health of Aboriginal, Islander or Māori peoples.

The Clinician Award recognises excellence and leadership in clinical practice in the field of substance use in any discipline.

All four Awards reflect excellence in the application of theory and knowledge to any aspect of drug and alcohol use or misuse.

The Awards are designed to;

  • acknowledge significant contributions to AOD science and practice;
  • recognise and support young scientists with exceptional potential; and
  • provide role models for future generations of Australasian AOD scientists and clinicians

Information Pack and Nomination Form

The closing date for nominations is 17:00 5 September 2014

Congratulations to the 2013 APSAD Awards Winners

The 2013 APSAD Awards were presented at the 33rd APSAD Conference Gala Dinner in Brisbane on the 25th November.

Early Career Award       Senior Scientist Award     First People's Award
Dr Matthew Gullo               Prof Paul Haber                       Stephen Ella

For the list of past Award winners go to the Past Winners page.