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SAVE THE DATE: APSAD Sydney Symposium 24 July 2023

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SAVE THE DATE for the next APSAD Symposium THE TRANSLATORS: RESEARCH INTO POLICY & PRACTICE in Sydney on 24th July 2023.

The symposium is FREE for APSAD members.

Our Keynote Speaker is Professor Alison Ritter AO, Director, Drug Policy Modelling Program (DPMP), University of New South Wales. 

Alison will be setting the scene and exploring what it takes to translate research into policy and practice, as well as leading Australian AODA clinicians and researchers.

Further details, along with the program will be announced soon.


Share your thoughts in a 20-minute online survey about attitudes towards psychedelic-assisted therapy

Survey for mental health and AOD clinicians and consumers
Researchers at the University of Sydney invite mental health and AOD clinicians and people with lived experience of a mental illness or mental disorder to take part in a 20-minute online survey about attitudes towards psychedelic-assisted therapy.
For details follow the link 

Drug and Alcohol Review - Call for Papers

Call for Papers – How substance use is portrayed in digital media and what impacts can it have
This Special Section aims to bring together contributions that look at how substance use is portrayed in digital media on diverse platforms, what impact it has, what new innovative methods are available to measure exposure and its impact, and whether these platforms can be used to reduce substance use.
Call for Papers  Vale Jude Byrne

A special section of Drug and Alcohol Review with articles on peer researchers; hepatitis C virus and injecting drug use; ageing and drug use; women who use drugs; parents who use drugs; and international advocacy and human rights
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2023 Annual APSAD Awards

APSAD Awards BannerThe 2023 APSAD Awards for Excellence in Science, Research, & Practice

APSAD is pleased to announce that the 2023 Annual Awards for Excellence in Science, Research, & Practice is calling for nominations. The Awards will be presented in Adelaide at the 42nd APSAD Conference in November.

As 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 recipient of the Early Career Award will be announced in September, with the Awardee being given the opporunity to present a keynote at the 2023 APSAD Adelaide Conference.

Head to the Awards page for more information.


Listserv for APSAD EMCR and Student Members

 This newly developed listserv has been established by the APSAD Early-Mid Career Researcher (EMCR) subcommittee to facilitate member communication and the sharing of information and opportunities for all APSAD EMCR and Student Members. Join in the conversation with other APSAD EMCR and Student members where you can share relevant news and opportunities.

Are you an APSAD Member interested in joining the APSAD EMCR Network Listserv, send an email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to join. 

Members should familiarise themselves with the EMCR Listserv Standards of Conduct before posting, and ensure the Standards are followed.This Listserv is not moderated and messages posted represent only the views of the individuals posting. APSAD does not endorse the accuracy of any "statements"

Members can opt-out of the listserv at any time by clicking the 'opt-out' link at the end of every listserv email.