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2011 Through the maze: making treatment better symposium

30 Aug 2011
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Aug 30, 2011

2011 Drug Policy Symposium: Through the maze. Making treatment better

Organiser: New Zealand Drug Foundation

Experts from around New Zealand, and from overseas, gathered in Wellington on Tuesday 30 August 2011 for a Drug Policy Symposium organised by NZ Drug Foundation and NZ Society on Alcohol and Drug Dependence.

The purpose of the Symposium was to focus the attention of policy makers and funders on ways to develop a high quality addiction treatment system that gets more people into treatment and retains those who are already in it.

Speakers include Associate Minister of Health Peter Dunne, and one-time Deputy Drug Czar to the Obama Administration Professor Tom McLellan.

Here is the programme outline with links to presentations:

9.00am: Mihi Whakatau/Welcome

Ross Bell, Executive Director, New Zealand Drug Foundation

Hon Peter Dunne, Associate Minister of Health

9.30am: Reimagining addiction treatment

“Hell begins on the day when God grants us a clear vision of all that we might have achieved, of all the gifts which we have wasted, of all that we might have done which we did not do.” – Gian Carlo Menotti

Professor Tom McLellan, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Solutions, University of Pennsylvania

Powerpoint: Moving healthcare from addiction to substance use disorders.pdf (PDF, 1.3 MB) (1.3Mb)

Professor Doug Sellman, Director, National Addiction Centre, University of Otago

Powerpoint: Re-imagining addiction treatment.pdf (PDF, 836 KB) (.6Mb)

11.30: Planning and investment for addiction treatment

“Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.”

– Thomas Edison

Peter Kennerley, Team Leader for Addiction Treatment Services, Ministry of Health

Ministry of Health service plan review.pdf (PDF, 2.8 MB) (2.8 Mb)

Dr Lynne Lane, Executive Chair Commissioner, Mental Health Commission

Planning and investment for addiction treatment.pdf (PDF, 683 KB) (.7Mb)

1.30pm: Getting the workforce right

“When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people.” – Chinese proverb

Brenda Wraight, Director, Health Workforce New Zealand

Getting the workforce mix right.pdf (PDF, 318 KB) (.3Mb)

Ian MacEwan, Executive Director, Addiction Practitioners’ Association, Aotearoa-New Zealand

Getting the workforce right.pdf (PDF, 2.7 MB) (2.9Mb)

2.30: More help to more people

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan,

but also believe.” – Anatole France

Tuari Potiki

New ways of doing things.pdf (PDF, 156 KB) (.2Mb)

Julian Buchanan, Associate Professor, Institute of Criminology, Victoria University

Tim Harding, Chief Executive, Care NZ

More help for more people.pdf (PDF, 381 KB) (.4Mb)

A recording of each session is available:




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