Prevention in Practice National Conference

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Prevention in Practice National Conference

24 June 2019 @ 8:00 am - 25 June 2019 @ 2:30 pm


Community-led action to reduce the harm of alcohol and other drugs

The 2019 National Prevention in Practice Conference will deliver local and international speakers sharing their expertise on strengthening capacity of community-led action on alcohol and other drugs.

Explore various models of prevention and discover practical examples of successful strategies that have mobilised communities.

Aimed at community leaders, alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers and people passionate about prevention strategies in the alcohol and drug sector, the Conference themes will include:

  • the impact of sport in alcohol and other drug prevention
  • peers and their role in protecting from AOD-related harm
  • prevention in a range of complex settings such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, education and culturally diverse communities

Hear from international and local experts:

  • Jón Sigfússon, Planet Youth, Iceland
  • Prof John Toumbourou, Deakin University, Melbourne
  • Prof Maree Teesson AC, Director of The Matilda Centre
  • Dr. Erin Lalor AM, CEO, the ADF

and more.

Community Showcase

Leading community-led prevention programs will be featured with representatives from ADF’s Drug Action Teams and Good Sports Clubs providing insights into how they are addressing alcohol and drug harms at the local level as well as practical tips for you to take back to your workforce.


24 June 2019 @ 8:00 am
25 June 2019 @ 2:30 pm
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Alcohol and Drug Foundation
03 9611 6100
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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Place
South Wharf, Melbourne, 3000
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