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APSAD Conference

The annual APSAD Scientific Conference plays an important role in the life of the Society, providing an important avenue for APSAD to promote the use of best practice approaches in the prevention, early intervention and treatment of alcohol and other drug problems.

The First Annual Meeting of the society was held at the Australian National University, Canberra, on July 31 and August 1, 1981.

In 2014 the APSAD Conference will be in its 34th year.

The destination for this year's conference is Adelaide and will take place 9 - 12 November. For more information view the current conference webpage or visit the APSAD conference website.

The conference website will be updated regularly to give you all the information you will need.

As part of the APSAD Conference each year the program includes;
  •  Keynote/Plenary speakers
  • Seven concurrent sessions
  • Dedicated Poster session including; Poster Tours conducted by keynote speakers and leading AOD professionals, Poster Prize judged by three of our keynote speakers
  • Late Breaker session; including a Late Breaker prize judged by members of the Scientific Program Committee
  • James Rankin Oration

One of APSAD Council's important annual responsibilities is to select the James Rankin Orator. This annual oration is held as part of the APSAD Conference and honours a significant contributor to research, practice, and or policy in Australasian alcohol and drugs.

APSAD members receive discount upon registration for the APSAD Scientific Conference.

If your membership has lapsed or you wish to become a member of APSAD please visit our "membership page" for further information.