Marriott Hotel is ready to accommodate delegates of the 2017 Indigenous Drug and Alcohol and Indigenous Justice Conferences on August 21-23, 2017

Top Quote The stage is set at the Marriott Brisbane Hotel and all necessary arrangements had been completed by ICS in collaborative partnership with the award-winning medical service, IWC Ltd for the staging of the 2017 Indigenous Drug & Alcohol Misuse Conference and the 2017 National Indigenous Justice Conference in Brisbane Queensland Australia on the 21st - 23rd of August 2017. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 03, 2017 - This year's conferences generate interests from First Nation's Peoples not only in Australia but also international First Nations experts. The Hon. Ken Wyatt, Minister for Indigenous Health will formally open the 2017 Indigenous Drug & Alcohol Misuse Conference and 2017 Indigenous Justice Conference with a keynote address. Moreover, no doubt one of the highlights of the conference is the presentation of Dr. Joseph B. Stone, an Amskapi Pikuni (Blackfeet Indian) tribal member from Northern Montana USA. Dr. Joe Stone is an Adjunct Professor at University of Washington and Senior Lecturer at the Griffith University School of Human Services and Social Work. Similarly world-renown Maori clinical psychologist, Dr. Amber Logan of Kahungunu descent and a graduate of the University of Auckland, School of Medicine, heading the working group for the development of the International Association of Indigenous Health Psychology will also be presenting at both conferences. With all these high calibre First Nations guest presenters coupled with the unlimited support and collaborative partnership with the award-winning medical service, Indigenous Wellbeing Centre (IWC Ltd), these conferences are set to be a success!

    The final conference agenda has now being published and can be viewed online with more than twenty featured First Nations keynote speakers to share their personal journeys, program successes, practices, research outcomes and challenges. As the conference has been centred around the sharing of information, increasing network and access to programs, what a great opportunity it will be to have so many frontline workers, policymakers and experts gathered in one roof, over the course of this three day conference. Delegations coming from various countries of Indigenous Australia and international First Nation's speakers freely sharing knowledge, ideas based on successes of programs implemented at the community, national and global level as well as results of research studies and yarning about personal journeys and interacting with more than a hundred registered delegates. With all these, this is a conference that should not be missed. REGISTER NOW!

    With the quality of both papers and programs put forward and included in the conference agenda, we encourage anyone who wishes to attend the conference to register as soon as possible as numbers are filling fast and vacancies are limited. Huge savings are to be have for organisations with our special offer of two (2) attendees for the price of one (1) registration! We have also structured our registration in such a way that will save organization's money while at the same time providing a great forum for frank and open discussion.

    As part of an added bonus to these events, we also organise a joint conference networking dinner cruise on Tuesday night. There is no better way to let our hair down whilst expanding our network. Coupled with memorable dining experience, taking in most of Brisbane's iconic views to include the beautiful botanic gardens, kangaroo point cliffs, maritime museum, Southbank precinct, the Story Bridge and many other sensational attractions, it will surely be a one networking night to remember.

    To register, please complete the online form at this link:

    For further information, please visit the conference webpage: or email us at adminics ( @ ) iinet dot

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