Thank you for attending the 20th Cutting Edge Conference hosted by Addiction Practitioners’ Association (dapaanz) held in Nelson. 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 had a good line up of keynote speakers led by Sharon Dawe and Stefan Greunert from Australia. Speaker profiles and abstracts can be found in this site.
The conference ran 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 was a major emphasis this year on whānau/family presentations.
We hope you enjoyed the conference.