Conference presentations (published elsewhere)

Beyond addiction: connections to the future – Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia 2009 Conference

Posted on: 21 August, 2009
Issue: Vol 9 No 3, July 2009 - September 2009
Related to Social and emotional wellbeing Substance use Alcohol use Illicit drug use

Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia (DANA) aims to provide leadership to nurses and midwives with a professional interest in alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues. The aim of the annual conference is to provide a professional forum for drug and alcohol nurses and other health professionals interested in the area, to come together to discuss innovations in the field and challenges for the future. The conference took place at Surfers Paradise, 24-26 June 2009.

Presentations which had specific Indigenous content included:

  • Gray D, Wilkes T, Ober C. Addressing Indigenous substance-related harm: a long way to go
    View presentation (PDF – 593KB)
  • Gibbs P, Foster S. The Aboriginal Substance Misuse Connection Program (ASMCP)
    View presentation (PDF- 92KB)
  • de Crespigny C, Kowanko I, Ah Kit J, Miller H, Sainsbury T, Prideaux C, Murray H, Emden C, Mills D. Working together: advancing coordinated care of Aboriginal people with comorbidity
  • Ober C. Developing community resources to strengthen partnerships to address substance abuse issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Ineke Krom, Senior Research Officer, from the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet conducted a HealthInfoNet cafe at the conference on 25-26 June. The HealthInfoNet cafe provided the conference attendees with the opportunity to see how the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet can help support people working, studying or interested in addressing Australian Indigenous substance misuse.

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