A learning and knowledge-sharing event for people working in the alcohol and other drugs sector
Thursday 25 and
Friday 26 July 2019
North Quay, Brisbane CBD
Presented by the Queensland Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (QNADA) in partnership with
Lives Lived Well
About Winter School
Australian Winter School aims to showcase best practice and models of treatment, emerging issues and developments in the treatment of alcohol and other drug related problems. It also explores key themes of evidence-based practice and services, diversity in service planning, accountability, evaluation and innovation in practice.
Winter School achieves these aims by drawing together keynote speakers, presentations, workshops and ideas to provide delegates with the tips, tools and solutions to:
establish evidence-based practice
examine key components of successful and effective alcohol and other drugs treatment, programs and services
develop an understanding of the importance of innovation, best practice and continuous improvement
analyse the best ways to influence policy, the role of research and evaluation, and how best to engage in strategic dialogue and advocacy.
Fantastic facilitaors with extensive experience and knowledge made the workshop extremely relatable to my work! Thanks!
Featured speakers 2019
Program and workshops
The theme for the 2019 Australian Winter School is Drugs: Pleasure, Medicine or Poison?
We are exploring the grey areas in a space that is often portrayed as black and white. Very few substances fit neatly into only one of these three categories, yet media coverage and public opinion often insists they are either entirely good or entirely bad, which leaves no room to discuss the in-between.
Download the 2019 program.
Australian Winter School provides an opportunity to hear from leading Australian and international alcohol and other drug researchers, thinkers and influencers.
The conference program also gives those working in the frontline of alcohol and other drugs service delivery the chance to present their experiences and share their knowledge.
This long-standing national event has been held each July in Brisbane, with 2017 marking its 30th anniversary.
Now a biennial event, the next Australian Winter School Conference will be held in Brisbane in 2019.
For more than 30 years, Winter School has played a vital role in the alcohol and other drugs sector, providing the opportunity for sector networking and supporting health care professionals in developing skills and knowledge.
The conference brings together practitioners, researchers, policy-makers and workers from across the sector, including community and private practice and all levels of government.
Who should attend?
AWS suits those working in alcohol and other drugs agencies, including nurses, allied health, GPs and other support agencies. It also appeals to those working in emergency departments and mental health care.
AWS offers a range of exciting sponsorship and advertising opportunities. Our conference is attended by an audience of alcohol and other drugs industry specialists along with key stakeholders.
This national forum supports workers,
clinicians and policy makers in the sector to develop skills and knowledge in responding to and treating alcohol and drug-related issues.
With a focus on innovative practice and new ideas, the conference will have something for everyone.
Our sponsorship opportunities include gold, silver and bronze level packages. View the sponsorship prospectus.
Our exhibitor area gives you the chance to meet professionals working in the alcohol and other drugs sector in a relaxed and comfortable environment.
Sponsorship benefits on offer include coverage in conference promotional materials (handbook, flyers, program), logo and links on our website, advertising in our e-news, social media mentions and on-site signage.
Sponsorship and trade packages are available unless sold out, up to and including 31 May 2019. Payment must be made by 31 May. Download the sponsorship and trade registration form.
Stay up to date with planning for the 2019 conference by joining our mailing list.
For further information about our sponsorship and trade exhibit opportunities, please contact:
Sue Pope, Senior Policy and Engagement Manager, QNADA - phone 07 3023 5050 or email Sue.Pope@qnada.org.au