APSAD 2018
Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs

Frequently Asked Questions


Q. Where will the conference be held?
This year’s conference will be held at Pullman Auckland, Corner Princes Street and Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland 1010, New Zealand from 4 – 7 November 2018.


Q. What are the deadlines for abstract submission, registration and accommodation bookings?
The deadlines are as follows:

  • Abstract submission: Sunday 13 May
  • Late Breaker Abstract Submission: Sunday 12 August
  • SUPER Early bird Registration: Sunday 18 March
  • Early bird Registration: Sunday 12 August
  • Accommodation booking: Sunday 23 September
  • Standard Registration: Sunday 14 October


Q. What is the climate usually like for the time of year?
November in Auckland is known to be sunny and pleasant. This month ushers in the glory days of spring, when everyone can feel that summer is on the horizon. Certain November days, when the sun is bright and the sky cloudless, temperatures can warm to those of mid-summer.

  • Average maximum temperature: 19°C
  • Average minimum temperature: 13°C
  • Average number of rain days (approx): 15 days (40 mm)


Q. Are hotel transfers available?
The hotels listed on the website are within the conference venue. Therefore transfers to or from the hotel will not be provided.


Q. What is the dress code for the conference?
During the conference days, smart casual attire is recommended.
Smart Casual attire is recommended for the social program – APSAD dinner as well.

Registration Fees and Related Questions


Q. How do I register for the conference?
Click here to register, New Registration Link


Q. How much will the conference cost?
Please click here to refer to the registration page of this website to see all costs for the conference.


Q. What’s included in my conference registration fee?
The conference registration includes catering for morning teas, lunches, afternoon teas and free conference APP. You will also receive daily conference sessions with our informative speakers.

Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities


Q. Can my company book an exhibition space?
Yes, we invite you to exhibit your product or service in the conference trade exhibition. The exhibition will be situated in Regatta Room where refreshment breaks will be held. For more details please contact the APSAD Executive Office on +61 2 9252 2281 or email conference@apsad.org.au


Q. Can I book an advertisement in the conference handbook?
Yes, there is limited space available for advertising in the handbook. Space must be booked before end of August. For more details please contact the APSAD Executive Office on +61 2 9252 2281 or email conference@apsad.org.au


Still can’t find what you’re looking for?….Having trouble registering?….Can’t book your hotel?…. Give us a call or send us an email. Our Conference team will be happy to assist you. You’ll find our contact details here.