In June 2023, six members of our Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATODS) team had the opportunity to travel to Hobart for the Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs Council of Tasmania (ATDC) conference. This bi-annual event is the biggest single event for those of us working in the sector, and it was a great opportunity to learn and network.

We also saw Nancy Thomas (Senior ATOD Counsellor) nominated for an Outstanding Contribution Award and Bianca Taylor both present a workshop and participate in a panel, both of which focused on vaping. It was a positive experience to participate in so many meaningful conversations and to remind ourselves of what an innovative, collaborative and resourceful sector we are a part of.