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AADANT Symposium 2020

Date: 
4 Nov. 2020 to 11 Nov. 2020
Where: 
Alice Springs and Darwin

The Association of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies NT (AADANT) has decided to cancel the 2020 two-day conference scheduled for 16-17 September 2020 due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19.

In lieu of a two-day conference, AADANT will be holding one-day symposiums in Alice Springs and Darwin in November 2020.

We know services in the AOD sector are busy places to work. We are inviting you to attend this one-day symposium to network with colleagues, learn about the services outside of the AOD sector that may be valuable to your work, and understand the work of organisations you may not interact with regularly.

We will arrange short practical workshops for attendees during the symposium and will continue to offer the static display area for continued collaboration and information sharing.

Building on the theme of working together, AADANT will focus these symposiums on the services that can enhance a client's experience and improve their quality of life by reaching out to existing providers in your area.

We will also endeavour to explore pandemic planning, lessons learned through the COVID-19 pandemic and explore research and evaluation in the NT.

Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Symposiums20Registration

Please see more information below:

Town Venue Date Cost
Alice Springs DoubleTree Hilton, Alice Springs 4 November 2020 Non-Members $75.00
Members $65.00
Darwin Adina Vibe Waterfront Hotel, Darwin City 11 November 2020 Non-members $75.00
Members $65.00
Schedule of Events

ALICE SPRINGS 4 NOVEMBER 2020

Time Session Workshop/Presenter
8:00AM Registration, Welcome Coffee and Tea Spinifex Room
8:30AM Welcome to Country  
8:40AM EO Welcome and Housekeeping Peter Burnheim, Executive Officer, AADANT
8:50AM Department of Health Update Cecelia Gore, Senior Director MHAOD Branch
9:00AM Session 1 Mental Health Sector
9:35AM Session 2 Critical Incident and Trauma Response - EASA (CORP Workplace Solutions)
10:05AM Session 3 Disability Advocacy Service 
10:35AM Morning Tea  
11:00AM Session 4 Working with Families and Holyoake Parenting Program, Judy Eckermann
11:35AM Session 5 Homelessness Response Group - Hannah Purdy, NT Shelter
12:05PM Session 6 Homelessness and Accommodation
12:35PM Lunch  
1:20PM Session 7 Primary Healthcare (Sexual Assault Referral Centre)
1:55PM Session 8 Primary Healthcare
2:30PM Session 9 Primary Healthcare
3:00PM Afternoon Tea  
3:20PM Session 10 Peace Education Program, Dr. Andrew Ramsay
3:55PM Session 11 Social Justice
4:00PM Session 12 Social Justice
4:30PM Evaluation and Close  

 

DARWIN - 11 NOVEMBER 2020

TIME Session Workshop/Presenter
8:00AM Registration Coffee and Tea Mezzanine Area
8:30AM Welcome to Country Larrakia Nation - TBA
8:40AM EO Welcome and Housekeeping Peter Burnheim, Executive Officer, AADANT
8:50AM Department of Health Update Cecelia Gore, Senior Director MHAOD Branch
9:00AM Session 1 TeamHEALTH referral pathways and service overview – Catherine Kubiak
9:35AM Session 2 Critical Incident and Trauma Response - EASA (Corp Workplace Solutions) Jenna Lacey
10:05AM Session 3 Skilled Occupation List Survey and its Importance to the Sector - Industry Skills Advisory Council (ISAC NT) 
10:35AM Morning Tea  
11:00AM Session 4 Homelessness and Accommodation
11:35AM Session 5 Homelessness Program - Salvation Army 
12:05PM Session 6 Conflict Resolution/Mediation Skills - TBD
12:35PM Lunch  
1:20PM Session 7 Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) Prudence Boylan
1:55PM Session 8 Peer Workforce and NSP - NTAHC, Peter Sidaway
2:30PM Session 9 Primary Healthcare
3:00PM Afternoon Tea  
3:20PM Session 10 Impact Assessment Study of 605 Peace Education Program participants worldwide, Dr. Andrew Ramsay
3:55PM Session 11 Social Justice
4:00PM Session 12 Social Justice
4:30PM Evaluation and Close  

 

Want to Present?

AADANT is looking for organisations working within Darwin and Alice Springs to present on their programs, their planning throughout COVID-19, their collaboration with other organistions and any evaluation of programs they would like to share with the sector. All organisations operating in the NT who engage with AOD services are welcome to submit an abstract to project@aadant.org.au. Presentations will be limited to 30 minutes.

Refunds for the 2020 Conference

If you registered to attend the 2020 AADANT conference in Alice Springs and paid your registration fees, please fill out the attached form below and forward to Carli, finance@aadant.org.au to have a refund processed. 

If AADANT organised accommodation for you, it is no longer booked under your name and AADANT has absorbed that cost. This includes flights purchased by AADANT. 

If you would like any more information on refunds for the 2020 conference, please email finance@aadant.org.au

Request a Refund Form