VAADA Conference

14 – 15 February 2019 @ the Pullman Hotel, 192 Wellington Parade East Melbourne

Keynote Speakers

David Nutt

David Nutt


Jill Gallagher AO

Prof. Amanda Baker

Amanda Baker

Fiona Measham

Fiona Measham

Jack of All Trades Master of One

The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association’s biennial conference brings together the diverse Alcohol and Other Drugs Sector as well as fellow travelers in health, education, justice and community sectors to share ideas and experience for the benefit of our clients.

The conference provides a space for clinicians, researchers, peer support, case managers, nurses, and counsellors etc. to present their work to their peers. Abstract submissions can be made here

This conference is focused on the evolving landscape of both AOD service demand and system design. It emphasizes the need to establish linkages with a range of stakeholders and greater adaptation within the broader community sector, governments and other relevant stakeholders.

Our 2017 conference saw over 400 delegates attend our sold out event, with over 90 oral presentations and workshops. This year we are in a lager venue and expect an even greater number of people to attend, with more space for presentations then before.

Early bird tickets can be found here and will be on sale until the end of November. We are also having a conference dinner down the road at Two Fat Indians on the evening of Feb 14, which is a chance for  delegates to get together and socialise in a less formal setting. Entertainment to be confirmed.

We look forward to you taking part in what should be a significant event

Our Partners

YSAS logo
abbvie logo
Primary Health Network Alliance logo
Taskforce logo
star health logo
Windana logo
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Supported by the Australian Department of Health

Our Exhibitors

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Biomed logo
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