2015 Innovation Seminar (30 April)

 The unedited live video stream from the event is available on our YouTube channel.  See our media release summarising the key issues addressed in the discussion of the Vic AOD reforms and initial recommended actions.  Photos from the event are available on our Facebook page. The report on ReGen's partnership with VAHS is also available.  A summary of participant comments received via the event evaluation forms includes issues for further discussion and topic suggestions for next year's seminar. You can see the Twitter discussion by searching for #iAOD15.

The unedited live video stream from the event is available on our YouTube channel.  See our media release summarising the key issues addressed in the discussion of the Vic AOD reforms and initial recommended actions.  Photos from the event are available on our Facebook page. The report on ReGen's partnership with VAHS is also available.  A summary of participant comments received via the event evaluation forms includes issues for further discussion and topic suggestions for next year's seminar. You can see the Twitter discussion by searching for #iAOD15.

 

Innovation, inclusion & collaboration within a new service system

ReGen invites anyone with an interest in the development of Victoria’s alcohol and other drug treatment system to our annual Innovation Seminar.

To be opened by the Honourable Martin Foley MP, Minister for Mental Health, the seminar will include a range of presentations within the theme of ‘Innovation, inclusion and collaboration’. Service providers, consumers and partner services will present learnings from ReGen’s experience in the development of key new treatment programs, together with the benefits and challenges of sustaining inclusive, collaborative service models.

Presentations will include:

  • Evaluation findings and consumer reflections on the Torque non-residential rehabilitation program for people in contact with the justice system;
  • The challenges of developing sustainable roles for Aboriginal workers within mainstream services;
  • Building evidence-based responses to methamphetamines and working with consumers to develop the methamphetamine Family First Aid program;

A panel discussion by representatives from across the Victorian treatment sector will consider the current state of sector reform and what remains to be done to improve the accessibility, consistency and effectiveness of AOD treatment services.

Confirmed panel members include:

  • Helen Kennedy (Victorian Aboriginal Health Service)
  • Elise van der Wal (ReGen Consumer Consultant)
  • Neos Zavrou (Odyssey House Victoria)
  • Moses Abbatangelo (cohealth)
  • Samantha Naidu (UnitingCare Ballarat)
  • Kent Burgess (Victorian Aids Council)
  • Sam Biondo (Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association)
  • Donna Ribton-Turner (ReGen)

See the event program and Twitter guidelines for participants.

Time: 30 April, 10am – 1pm
Location: UntingCare ReGen, 26 Jessie St, Coburg.
Cost: FREE
RSVP: via Eventbrite
Please let us know if you have any special requirements: