Call for Abstracts now closing 10am Tuesday 6 June 

call for abstracts

You are warmly invited to submit abstracts

This year’s theme is Addiction is Everybody’s Business - we all have a role to play; whether we are an addiction practitioner, a manager, a peer support worker or are working in primary care. This theme focuses on how we create an integrated system of care that is responsive to people’s circumstances, environment and their life stage. It seeks to increase the interface between key players across the sector including addictions services, primary care, and specialist services like OST and services to offenders so that the person/family is at the centre – rather than the service.

We invite you to submit an abstract for the selection process. Some areas we are interested in are innovative approaches or what you are doing that works, person centred system responses, working with offenders, best practice in OST, community and primary care responses and working with offending populations.

Click here for details   - please submit abstracts before 10am Tuesday 6 June 
Click here for a template 

overview of the programme

Wednesday 6 September 

Maori Hui  8.30am - 5pm at Te Wharewaka o Pōneke, Wellington waterfront - click here to register 
DRUA Fono at Rangimarie Room, Te Papa 
Field Trips - watch this space for details 

Thursday 7 September

8.45am - 5.10pm  conference programme
6.30pm - 7.00pm   dapaanz AGM
from 7.00pm   Oscarz Awards Dinner

Members subsidized rate $55 per person
Non-members or additional tickets $80 per person 

Friday 8 September

8.30am - 4pm

Saturday 9 September 

9am - 1pm optional workshops 

Māori Hui - Wednesday 6 September

This year’s pre-Cutting Edge Māori hui will be held on Wednesday 6th September 2017 at Te Wharewaka o Pōneke, the Waterfront in Wellington.
8.30am - 5.00pm

Traditionally, this hui has been an opportunity for Māori working in the addiction sector to engage with mana whenua in a meaningful way and to connect with others working in the sector. Our hui this year will be a chance to discuss how we can tautoko each other within our various roles, discuss future initiatives, innovation and creative service delivery and interventions and to celebrate our past successes to assist in planning for 2018.

More information (including an agenda) will be posted closer to the hui. We have the opportunity to take kōrero from this hui to the Cutting Edge Conference, so consider what we might want our colleagues to hear.

Please click here to register

If you have any difficulty with registration please contact

For a copy of the flyer - click here

DRUA Fono - Wednesday 6th September

DRUA Fono will be held on Wednesday 6th September in the Rangimarie Room at Te Papa, Wellington.

Time: 8.30am – 5.00pm (Tbc)

Registrations opening soon 

Saturday workshops

9am - 1pm
please choose one workshop from the following options: 

Dr Jamie BerryWhat to do Next After the Identification of Cognitive Impairment?  - click here for abstract

Dr Seema ClifasefiHarm Reduction for Substance Use: Meeting people where they are - click here for abstract

Cutting Edge Programme

CE2017 Programme

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