The Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs

APSAD Awards for Excellence in Science, Research & Practice

Nominations for 2017 APSAD Awards for Excellence in Science, Research and Practice are now open! 


2016 APSAD Award Winners

Do you know someone you believe has made a significant contribution to the alcohol and other drug sector?

Why not acknowledge them and nominate them for an APSAD Award?

The APSAD Awards will be presented at the APSAD Melbourne 2017 gala conference dinner to be held at The Park, Albert Park on Tuesday 14 November 

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

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

Focus of the 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 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 winner of the 2017 Early Career Award will be announced in September and will present a Keynote address at APSAD Melbourne 2017 

For further information download the APSAD Awards Information Pack outlining the selection criteria and nomination process.  Download a copy of the APSAD Awards Nomination Form . 

The closing date for nominations and receipt of all associated documentation for the 2017 APSAD Awards is 8 September 2017.

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.