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Program and Speakers

Connect with your peers…

Keep up to date with the practice of peer work through engagement and dialogue with your community. This conference will enhance the practice of anyone who is participating in consumer engagement or peer support work, either as a paid worker or a volunteer.

Check out our exciting program below (still being added to so look out for new additions). You can print off the program here and register here.     

NUAA Peers and Consumers Forum

Teachers Federation Conference Centre, 37 Reservoir Street Surry Hills

Day 1: September 5, 2018

Time

Session Title and Speakers

8:30 AM

Registration, breakfast, meet and greet

10 AM

Forum Opening

MC: Leah McLeod

Welcome to Country: Donna Ingram

Mary Ellen Harrod: The meaning of community

Annie Madden: Keynote Speaker

11:15

Morning Tea

11:45

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent 1: Auditorium

Best Practice in Peer Participation

Panellists: Irene Gallagher, Fabian Galraith, James Isles. Veronica Ganora. Erica Franklin, Nicole Mekler

Moderator: Sione Crawford

Concurrent 2: Level 1

Harm Reduction in the Festival Space

Panellists: Steph Tzanetis, Jessica Barker, Jacinta Bourne, Justin Nyker, David Shoebridge

Moderator: Dan Burns

Concurrent 3: Heritage Room

Why peer and consumer involvement is fundamental to best practice service delivery

Panellists: Jess Murray, Christian Vega, Cameron Cox.

Moderator: Jude Byrne

1:15

Lunch

2:15

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent 1: Auditorium

Personal and Professional Development for Peers

Panellists: Hope Everingham, Annie Malcolm, Ben Steele, Sara Adey

Moderator: Leah McLeod

Concurrent 2: Level 1

Challenging Criminalisation

Panellists: Nicholas Stewart, Adam Dorsett, Alison Churchill, Iain Brady, Maureen Steele

Moderator: Mary Ellen Harrod

Concurrent 3: Heritage Room

Peers in Harm Reduction

Panellists: Annika X, Sione Crawford, Gary Gahan, Aimee Capper

Moderator: Annie Madden

3:45

Afternoon Tea

4:15

Panel Discussion: First Nations Workshop

Panellists: Michael Doyle, Jade Christian, Aimee Capper, Garry Bell

Moderator: Melanie Walker

5:15 Close Day 1

NUAA Peers and Consumers Forum

Teachers Federation Conference Centre, 37 Reservoir Street Surry Hills

Day 2: September 6, 2018

Time

Session Title and Speakers

9 AM

Registration and breakfast

10 AM

10.15

Opening Session:

Reflections on Peer and Consumer Involvement in Australia

MC: Leah McLeod

Keynote speakers: Gino Vumbaca, Tony Trimingham, Adam Dorsett

11:15

Morning Tea

11:45

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent 1: Auditorium

A fury of activists

Panellists: Annie Madden, Ash Blackwell, Will Tregoning

Moderator: Charles Henderson

Concurrent 2: Level 1

Drug Use: A journey

Panellists: Annette Guillaume, Leon Fernandes, Tony McNaughton

Moderator: Althea Mackenzie

Concurrent 3: Heritage Room

Pleasure, pain and diversity

Panellists: Andy Heslop, Kai Noonan, Dr. Viv McGregor, Chantell Martin

Moderator: Brent Clifton

1:15

Lunch

2:15

Think Tank Session

Moderator: Charles Henderson

This session will bring together key themes and learnings from the two days attendee involvement and collaboration. These form the platform of an action plan where NUAA provides leadership in converting ideas and themes into activity. NUAA will utilise attendee participation to examine forming a network of advocates and activists and supporting organisations. The think-tank will bring all this together to create a Consensus Statement to foster creativity, understanding and support. What are the next steps from here?

3:30

Wrap Up

Mary Ellen Harrod and Jude Byrne

3:45

Afternoon tea

4:00

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