Wed, 05 Jun 2019 23:00:00 GMTFri, 07 Jun 2019 06:00:00 GMT


Conference objectives:

  • To explore best practice in addressing alcohol and other drug use among young people in NSW
  • To update participantsknowledge in key areas of policy, research and practice within the field
  • To strengthen networks and partnerships among those seeking to lessen the harms associated with Drug and Alcohol use among young people
  • To showcase successful strategies and approaches in working with young people dealing with Drug and Alcohol issues

Creating Synergy 2019 will highlight the range of innovative work in prevention, early intervention, treatment and health promotion currently being carried out by the health, welfare and education sectors targeting young people who use alcohol and other drugs.

The conference will showcase evidence-based best practice when working with young people. It will present updates on research and policy that underpin the work of alcohol and other drug clinicians, outreach workers, treatment officers, peer workers treatment concerned with minimising the harms of alcohol and other drug use among young people in our communities.

Creating Synergy will provide participants with information on support options, targeted services and the variety of treatment facilities in NSW. Importantly, it will seek to provide a forum in which we can share and explore the insights and experiences of families, peers and workers.

In addition to plenary sessions the conference will provide workshops and presentations in three concurrent streams

Stream A:                 Evidence-based practice
Stream B:                 Promoting health, wellbeing and growth
Stream C:                Effective ways of working with young people, their families and peers

For more information or to register:

The first 20 GPs registering for the conference will be offered a free place in the evening session. To claim the free session, email