APSAD 2019

The latest Burnet Institute alcohol and other drugs research will be showcased at APSAD 2019, the annual conference of the Asia Pacific’s leading multidisciplinary organisation for professionals involved in the alcohol and other drug field.

Burnet Program Director (Behaviours and Health Risks), Professor Paul Dietze will report on a rage of topics including the VMAX Study into methamphetamine use in metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria; and community management of opioid overdose, including emergency naloxone.

Other Burnet presenters include:

  • Filip Djordjevic (Experience of stigma in healthcare settings among people at risk of, or living with, hepatitis C)
  • Dr Peter Higgs (Long-term cessation from drug injecting: A qualitative study with participants from the Melbourne Injecting Cohort Study), and
  • Caitlin Douglas, who will report on factors associated with planning to use drugs at festivals in Australia.

APSAD is dedicated to increasing the profile of the issues related to the use of alcohol and other drugs, through the dissemination of information from the wide range of professions involved in this field.

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Date & Time

Sunday, 10 November, 2019 – Wednesday, 13 November, 2019


Grand Chancellor Hotel,
1 Davey Street,
Hobart, Tasmania 7000

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Contact Details

For more information about this event, please contact:

Professor Paul Dietze

Co-Program Director, Disease Elimination