Invitation to attend

The Organising Committee is delighted to invite you to Sydney to participate in the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2008. APSAD 2008 will feature an exciting program of international and national keynote speakers who will focus on new treatment prevention and policy approaches to the drug and alcohol field. A broad range of papers will be presented from renowned national and international experts in the latest cutting-edge drug and alcohol research.

The APSAD 2008 Conference will feature an exciting range of clinical workshops/master classes to enhance skills acquisition and knowledge transfer. There will also be a significant program of poster presentations to increase the ability of presenters and delegates to interact and discuss the research findings from those research projects of most relevance to them.

We look forward to seeing you in Sydney in 2008 for this important National event.


Keynote Speakers
  Dr Marina Davoli
Medical Doctor
Master of Science in Epidemiology
    Associate Professor Greg Dore
Head of the Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program
  Professor Ian Hickie
AM, MD, RANZCP, FASSA Executive Director, Brain & Mind Research Institute (BMRI), University of Sydney
    Professor Ross Homel
Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia
  Dr Rosalie Liccardo Pacula
Senior Economist and the Co-Director of RAND's Drug Policy Research
    Professor Robin Room
Sociologist in alcohol and drug studies in the U.S., Canada, Norway and Sweden.
  Professor Rob Sanson-Fisher
University of Newcastle medical school
    Dr Mark Tyndall
Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia, and Head of Infectious Diseases at Providence Health Care.

The Scientific Program will focus on evidence, policy and practice and comprises the following:

  • Keynote presentations from National and International invited speakers
  • Symposia on selected topics
  • Concurrent oral sessions
  • Poster sessions
  • Clinical workshops/master classes
  • Social functions
  • Satellite meetings and launches

For more information on the Conference Program [click here]

Workshops and Symposia
Sunday, 23 November 2008 (One day Workshop)

  • Double Trouble Forum
  • National Drug Trends Conference

Conference Sponsors


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