Conference looks at drug and alcohol use in older people

In view of increasing concern about older people and alcohol and drug use the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) is hosting the Grey Matters National Conference: Preventing and responding to alcohol and other drug problems among older Australians

The Conference aims to:
• Promote better understanding and awareness of alcohol and other drug issues among older Australians
• Explore contributory factors and implications for primary care, aged care and alcohol and other drug prevention / treatment sectors
• Identify cross-sectoral initiatives and response strategies.

Who should attend?

  • Primary care workers
  • Aged care service providers (community and residential) and policy staff
  • Alcohol and other drug prevention, treatment and policy staff

The conference will be held from 9am to 5pm on Wednesday, 1 April 2015 at the Education Development Centre at 4 Milner St, Hindmarsh SA.

Speakers include Professor Ann Roche, Director NCETA, Professor Malcolm Battersby, Director, Flinders Human Behaviour and Health Research Unit, and Mr Ian Yates, Chief Executive, Council on the Ageing, Australia.

Registration, program and venue details are here.

Registration is $195.00 (lunch and morning and afternoon teas included). Registrations close on 20 March 2015.

Contact or phone: (08) 201 7535 for further information.

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