The Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs

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APSAD is following the ongoing developments on COVID-19 closely, with our priority being the safety and wellbeing of members, delegates, stakeholders, and our community. We appreciate the additional strain being felt by the AOD sector at all levels and, given the ongoing developments, APSAD Council has made the decision to postpone the 40th APSAD Brisbane Conference that was scheduled for 15-18 November 2020.

Following consultation and review, we have decided on a postponement for 12 months to 7-10 November 2021 in Brisbane at the same venue, the Sofitel Brisbane Central. It was felt that late 2021 will be an ideal time for the sector to meet and collaborate as it adjusts to, and reviews the longer-term impact of COVID-19 on healthcare providers and consumers.

Registered delegates will be contacted directly. We strongly encourage you to transfer your registration to the new dates, however, registrations will be refunded with no penalty. Requests must be received in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We’re immensely grateful to everyone who has contributed to APSAD conferences in the past 40 years and welcomes your involvement on many more to come.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you in Brisbane in 2021.


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