13—14 August 2015

Welcome to the 2015 DANA Many Faces of Addiction Forum

Novotel Sydney Central 13 – 14 August 2015

In 2015, the Drug & Alcohol Nurses of Australasia’s (DANA) annual conference will incorporate the renowned NSW Nurses’ Forum, to bring you the DANA Many Faces of Addiction Forum. This dynamic nursing forum will bring together leaders in the addiction field from across Australia and New Zealand, to share their knowledge about the science of addiction and effective clinical practices. The DANA Forum theme, Many Faces of Addiction, reflects upon the diverse nature of addiction where the impact of drug and alcohol misuse can be viewed from multiple perspectives.

As nurses, we are conscious that the impact of drug and alcohol misuse can be viewed from many different perspectives and understanding each perspective is important to determine best practice. Approaches to the treatment of addiction are continuously evolving and in order to effectively respond to these changes, nurses and other health care workers need to be aware of contemporary substance use and associated issues.

We welcome you to be a part of the DANA Many Faces of Addiction Forum 2015 program. Invitations to submit an abstract about the projects and important work currently being undertaken to address drug and alcohol misuse in the community are now open.

The DANA Forum will provide a valuable opportunity for nurses and health care professionals to hear from industry leaders, stay informed on current issues and join in the discussion with colleagues. We look forward to welcoming you to Sydney.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive email updates about the Forum, please contact dana.conference@acn.edu.au.



DANA has announced its Outer Regional and Remote Area Scholarship scheme to assist DANA Members located in outer regional and remote areas to attend the DANA Forum.