Call For Abstracts

Benefits In Participating | Conference Theme | Presentation Types 
Topics of Interest | Submissions Guidelines | Key Dates  | Submit your Abstract

The Call for Abstracts has now closed.

The Queensland Police Service and the Australian Federal Police are pleased to invite abstract submissions for the 7th Australasian Drug and Alcohol Conference, Building Collaborative Partnerships - responding within and across borders. ADASC 2015 brings together people from law enforcement, public health and government to provide a forum to highlight and strengthen key partnerships.

The conference will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 17 - 20 March 2015.

Benefits in Participating

  • Showcase research and initiatives addressing drug and alcohol harms
  • Share experiences between policing partners
  • Foster effective interagency partnerships into the future
  • Learning from practices
  • Meeting the challenges ahead


The overall theme of ADASC 2015 is Building Collaborative Partnerships - responding within and across borders.

The 2010 - 2015 National Drug Strategy recognises the critical importance of building partnerships between health and law enforcement sectors and engaging all levels and parts of government, non-government sector and the community.

ADASC 2015 seeks to strengthen the partnerships between law enforcement, health practitioners, academics and policy makers at the local, national and international level; bringing people together to examine, review, assess, share and learn from each other.

Presentation Types

Oral presentations in major and concurrent sessions where presentations will occur in a traditional format. These oral presentations will be between 15-30 minutes in length, depending on requirements of the session in which the presentation will take place.

Workshops allow for information or instructional sessions focused on a specialised skill, project or subject in a less formal setting. Workshop presentation will be up to 30 minutes and include participant discussion.

Poster sessions in which poster presentations will be displayed and authors will be required to be in attendance beside their poster at designated times. Authors may provide handout material relating to their poster.

Topics of Interest

The following themes and content areas are of particular interest and abstracts that relate to these points are encouraged.

  • Technology enabled drug crime
  • Drugs and organised crime
  • Responding to alcohol related crime
  • Responding to drug related crime
  • Global drug influences, markets and trends
  • South East Asian and Australasian partnerships
  • Drug testing and analysis
  • New Psychoactive Substances (NPS)
  • Cannabis
  • Pharmaceutical drugs
  • Image enhancing drugs
  • Precursor chemicals and production 
  • New technologies and approaches
  • Drug trafficking
  • Alcohol and drug driving
  • Drugs and sports 
  • Young people and drugs
  • Young people and alcohol
  • Drinking culture
  • Prevention
  • Public health
  • Diversion
  • Innovative interventions and programs
  • Remote communities
  • Vulnerable communities
  • Indigenous communities
  • Innovative approaches to alcohol strategy and policy 
  • Innovative approaches to drug strategy and policy 
  • Responsible management of licensed venues (including security providers)
  • Liquor licensing

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts should:

  • be no longer than 250 words (text only)
  • must be in English
  • include all presenter and/or co-authors' names and affiliations
  • include email and phone contact details for at least the first named (presenting) author
  • contain sufficient detail to accurately represent the proposed presentation and to enable fair assessment
  • not include tables or graphs
  • nominate the theme that is most applicable

Multiple abstracts from the same author are permitted but must be submitted on separate application forms.

Please ensure that ALL required information is completed as requested. If you experience any problems during the online submission process, please contact Kara Sullivan of Iceberg Events via phone 07 3876 4988 or

Key Dates

Program Commitee Review Submissions: September 2014
Authors Advised of Submission Outcome: 27 October 2014
Registration Open: 10 October 2014
ADASC Conference: 17 - 20 March 2015

Acceptance of abstracts is at the sole discretion of the Content Committee.