Cutting edge

Cutting Edge 2016 - Celebrating Transformation, 7-10 September 2016, Energy Events Centre Rotorua

We invite you to register for Cutting Edge – Celebrating Transformation. Cutting Edge provides an excellent opportunity for addiction practitioners, academics, policy makers, government agencies, social services and the broader addiction sector to network, gain fresh inspiration, and learn more about innovative thinking and practice in addiction intervention. It is hosted by dapaanz in partnership with the New Zealand Ministry of Health and Health Promotion Agency.

Celebrating Transformation will focus on transformative practice for individuals and families, organisations and communities.

We have an excellent line-up of speakers including Professor David Best from the UK, Kim Ledger (patron of Scriptwise Australia and the late Health Ledger’s father), Dr Denise Blake, Dr Vili Nosa, Ian MacEwan and Mike King.

The Oscarz Awards Dinner - is an important part of the Cutting Edge conference. You can register for the Oscarz Awards Dinner when you register for the conference. There will be great food, music, and festivities. Mike King is guest speaker. Come dressed to the nines or smart casual.

For more information and to register go to:  Cutting Edge

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Cutting Edge Partnership opportunities


regional workshops

We are committed to supporting members to grow and develop through continuing professional development (CPD), and want to make training opportunities accessible.   If you can get 15 people together we can provide one-day workshops on ethics, trauma/PTSD or co-exiting problems or other topics if you have a specific need in your area.  The cost for a one-day skills-based workshop is $220 for members and $280 for non-members.  Please contact if you would like to book a workshop or talk about options.


School of Addiction

The School of Addiction is a bi-annual two day of skills-based professional development opportunity hosted by dapaanz for those working in the addiction treatment sector.  Attendees choose two different one-day workshops and earn 30 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. The next School of Addiction will be held March 2018.

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