ADDICTION 2015 - The Australian & New Zealand Addiction Conference

The Australian & New Zealand Addiction Conference being held on the Gold Coast from the 20th - 22nd May 2015. Addiction 2015 is an initiative of the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association and will address the treatment and recovery of alcohol, other drugs and behavioural addictions.


Addiction represents one of the areas of health care, mental health and medicine that is least understood, yet generates an enormous burden on society, the healthcare profession, families, carers and individual sufferers.

The focus of the conference will be on different types of addiction, prevention, assessment, treatment and recovery. The co-occurrence and prevalence of mental health and substance abuse will also be addressed at the conference.

The multi-disciplinarian program is suitable for a range of medicine and health care professional focused on addiction issues. 

Keynote presenters:

  • Mr Eric Allan, Executive Manager, Residential Services, Odyssey House
  • Professor Bernard Balleine, The University of Sydney, Brain & Mind Research Institute, School of Medical Sciences (Invited)
  • Dr Lucinda Burns, Senior Lecturer, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales
  • Mr Stephen Ling, Nurse Practitioner (NP), Drug and Alcohol Consultation Liaison Service, John Hunter Hospital, Hunter New England Local Health District and Conjoint Teacher, University of Newcastle
  • Dr Vladan Starcevic, MD, PhD, FRANZCP, A/Professor of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School – Nepean, The University of Sydney and Department of Psychiatry, Nepean Hospital

The Conference Program streams are noted on the website, focusing on both clinical and research areas.

If you would like to present at the Conference, abstract submissions are now open. Please visit the website for further information



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