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ATDC 2013 Comorbidity Symposium

Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council (Tas) Inc

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (AEST)

ATDC 2013 Comorbidity Symposium

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The Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council presents

the 2013 Comorbidity Symposium,

“Becoming Complexity Capable”


When: Tuesday 7th May 2013, 9am – 4.30pm

Where: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart

Cost: Free


The ATDC are pleased to announce the following speakers for the Symposium to be held on the 7th May 2013 at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart:


  • Professor Iain S. McGregor MA (Oxon) PhD (Sydney) - Professor of Psychopharmacology, ARC Professorial Fellow
  • Miriam Herzfeld - Facilitator of the Tasmanian Social Determinants of Health Advocacy Network and Public. Health Consultant
  • Carolyn Curtis- Chief Executive Officer at The Australian Centre for Social Innovation
  • Callan Paske- Social Media Expert

Download the program here.

Download the flyer here.


People who present with co-existing mental illness and substance misuse often bring with them an array of other complexities and these are often inextricably linked to the social determinants of health that exist. The changing environment that we currently work in is becoming increasingly dependent on new methods of service delivery, innovative program development and the idea of co-design whereby we engage our consumer group in the development of new programs. The concept of continuous quality improvement has never been so relevant. The new and exciting world of social media and communications provides a unique opportunity for the alcohol and drug sector to engage with the consumer and provide fast, innovative and appropriate interventions and treatment. It also provides us with the opportunity to sell ourselves to funding bodies, government departments and other relevant stakeholders.


Through the Symposium we hope to expand the knowledge base of those working across Tasmania and increase collaboration between services. It is hoped that the symposium will encourage workers to embrace collaboration and look forward to the future.


Who should attend this symposium?


This symposium is directed at anyone who works with or in the area of complexity in health and human service delivery including:


  • ATOD workers (specialist & generalist)
  • Policy makers (ATOD, MH, Justice, Population Health, Housing, Education)
  • Other stakeholders, including Police; Justice; Corrections; Education; Employment; Housing: Local Government; Medical; Researchers and Academics



This is a FREE event however places are strictly limited.


We expect that there will be a waiting list for this event and as such ask that you do not register for this event unless you are certain that you will be able to attend.


Please advise at your earliest opportunity if you are unable to attend. Early cancellations will ensure that others do not miss out on a place becoming available.

Cancellations must be made in writing to amandas@atdc.org.au


Have questions about ATDC 2013 Comorbidity Symposium? Contact Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council (Tas) Inc

When & Where

Hotel Grand Chancellor
1 Davey Street
Hobart, TAS 7000

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (AEST)

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Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council (Tas) Inc

Who We Are And What We Do

The ATDC is the peak body representing the interests of the community service organisations that provide services to people with substance misuse issues in Tasmania. The ATDC has a key role in advocating for adequate resources for the delivery of evidence-based alcohol, tobacco and other drug initiatives. In this regard, the ATDC represents the interests of a broad range of service providers and individuals concerned with prevention, early intervention, treatment and supply reduction and research.


Our Vision

A Tasmanian community in which health and well-being are promoted and alcohol, tobacco and other drug harm is prevented or substantially reduced.


Our Mission

To provide leadership, strengthen the capacity of, and promote the interests of non-government, not-for-profit organisations to affect positive outcomes for all people affected by the misuse of alcohol, tobacco and/or other drugs.

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ATDC 2013 Comorbidity Symposium
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