Annual Oration and Symposium

Posted on: Tuesday, 08 September 2015



Effectively responding to diverse and complex populations
Time:     1.30 pm to 5.00 pm
Venue:  Museum Theatre, Melbourne Museum, Carlton

Session 1 System Planning: 1.30pm to 3.00pm
  1. Modelling need and demand to build an efficient AOD system – Dr Fiona Barker
  2. The role of AOD in acute mental health presentations – Associate Professor Belinda Lloyd
  3. Alcohol intoxication in ambulance attendances in mid age and older – Sharon Matthews
  4. Frequent attenders to Emergency Departments among AOD treatment populations – Dr Caroline Gao
  5. Hidden pharmaceutical use: doctor shopping and real-time prescription monitoring programs – Dr Cherie Heilbronn
  6. Afternoon tea 3.00pm to 3.30pm

Session 2 Clinical responses 3.30pm to 5.00pm
  1. Developing effective self-help responses to manage gambling and other addictive disorders – Dr Ali Cheetham
  2. Distance-based interventions for alcohol and drug problems – Erin Bailey
  3. Addressing the interplay between substance use and sleep – Dr Rowan Ogeil
  4. Using novel neurocognitive interventions to improve outcomes following detox – Dr Victoria Manning
  5. Enhancing recovery outcomes – Prof David Best


Alcohol, violence, policy and politics: Can we make progress?
Associate Professor Peter Miller
Principal Research Fellow at the School of Psychology, Deakin University

Time:     5.30 pm to 7.30 pm
Venue:  Treetops Room, Melbourne Museum, Carlton

Peter is the Commissioning Editor of Addiction and an Executive Board Member of International Society of Addiction. He was awarded the Excellence in Research Award at the 2013 National Drug and Alcohol Awards (NDAA) and was previously an NHMRC Howard Florey Fellow at the School of Psychology, Deakin University. He has a wealth of experience having also worked at King’s College London and The Maudsley Hospital London, and Turning Point. He is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles as well as numerous government reports including three of the largest studies ever conducted into licensed venues, comparing 11 Australian cities (and Wellington, NZ) over 5 years and talking to more than 15,000 patrons.


The Turning Point Symposium and Oration are both FREE
Please register for either or both events by Sunday 18th October 2015

Register for Symposium 22 October 1.30pm - 5.00pm
Register for Oration 22 October 5.30pm - 7.30pm

If you have any enquiries about the event please contact (03) 8413 8413