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APSAD Awards for Excellence in Science, Research & Practice

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Nominations are now being sought for the 18th APSAD Awards for Excellence in Science, Research, & Practice

2019 APSAD Award Winners

APSAD is pleased to confirm that the 2021 Annual Awards for Excellence in Science, Research, & Practice is calling for nominations. The Awards will be presented in Brisbane at the 40th APSAD Conference in November.

Australia's leading multidisciplinary organisation for professionals involved in the drug and alcohol field, these prestigious Awards are our unique celebration of the outstanding efforts and achievements of individuals and teams who provide devoted and unstinting service to their communities in diverse fields and go unrecognised.

Acknowledging dedication and excellence in our sector is a key part of the APSAD Awards, as well as encouraging future generations of great researchers and clinicians.

The Awards are nominated by APSAD’s members and decided by the APSAD Awards Subcommittee. The recipients of the Early Career and Advocacy Awards will be announced in October 2021.

The Recipients for all 2021 Awards Categories will be announced at the official Awards Ceremony held during the 40th APSAD Conference in Brisbane 7-10 November,

We are excited to announce that in line with the Society's 40th Anniversary we have added the new Advocacy Award, to recognise the outstanding impact by an individual or a team in the alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs sector who works in the policy and/or advocacy area.

Download the Information Pack and the Nomination Form.

All seven APSAD Awards reflect excellence in the application of theory, knowledge and practice to any aspect of drug and alcohol use.

Focus of the Awards:

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

The Mid Career Award is is for significant contribution in the alcohol and other drug field.

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

The First Peoples Award recognises an individual that has made an important contribution to the advancement of the health of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori peoples.

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

The Mentor Award recognises an individual who has made an important contribution to mentoring and supporting the career development of clinicians, researchers or students.

The Advocacy Award recognises the outstanding impact by an individual or a team in the alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs sector who works in the policy and/or advocacy area.

Please contact Liz Baxter at the APSAD Office on (02) 9252-2287 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you require further information.