2 - 5 September - Rutherford Hotel - Nelson 

Welcome


The Addiction Practitioners’ Association (dapaanz) invites you to Nelson for the 20
th Cutting Edge Conference.  This is the annual gathering of the addiction treatment sector, embracing not only treatment practitioners but those who work in brief interventions, primary care services, smoking cessation, public health and mental health.  Dapaanz with its strategic partners the Health Promotion Agency and the Ministry of Health bring you this years theme is It’s All About Whānau.

We have a good line up of keynote speakers led by Sharon Dawe, Stefan Greunert, Tracy Westerman, all from Australia.  New Zealand speakers are still to be confirmed.  Their profiles and abstracts will be found in this site.

The conference runs from Wednesday 2nd September to mid-day on Saturday 5th September.  The Wednesday is given to hui, fono, meetings and treatment centre visits.  The Thursday and Friday are the presentations and on Saturday morning the keynote speakers and others will lead skills-based workshops.  There will be a major emphasis this year on whānau/family presentations.

Do come and be part of our major annual event.

Henare O'Keefe

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