11th Addiction Research Symposium

The 11th Addiction Research Symposium will be held at Victoria University, Wellington in collaboration with the universities of Auckland, AUT, Massey, and Otago/Christchurch on 29th June 2021. It is supported by Te Pou.

The addiction symposium is held biannually in rotation at Victoria, Auckland, AUT, Massey, and Otago/Christchurch universities. Previous symposia have been successful in bringing together diverse researchers in the addiction/alcohol and other drugs (AOD) field.

The objectives of the Addiction Research Symposium are:

  • To provide a forum for New Zealand addiction/AOD researchers to meet and share their work;
  • To provide an opportunity for research students (PhD, Masters) to present and be supported by more experienced colleagues;
  • To allow for focused discussions on issues of common interest to addiction/AOD researchers, including potential collaborations.

Researchers and interested parties working in the areas of illicit drugs, alcohol, nicotine, policy other substances and behavioural addictions are welcome.

The day will involve a programme of presentations by our up-and-coming researchers alongside those who are well-known and respected in the field. An opportunity to network and liaise with your counterparts will be incorporated in the programme.

Registration is free with lunch provided.

Please register by Tuesday 15 June to assist with planning.

Submission of Abstracts

Please adhere to the instructions when submitting your abstract and send abstracts to the appropriate person below – you only need to send your abstract to one of the organisers:

Abstracts are due by Friday 28 May

IMPORTANT: Please make sure you register for the event if you are submitting an abstract.




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