2021 MARC Symposium

Due to the current density restrictions in venues, this year’s MARC Symposium has been postponed until early 2022.

Due to the current density restrictions in venues, it is not feasible to proceed with holding the MARC Symposium in November. So that the event can take place in person, with as many people in attendance as possible, we have decided to postpone the event until early 2022.

We are working through possible dates for next year and will provide more information as soon as possible. Abstract submissions will remain open for poster presentations.

This one-day symposium will bring together world-leading researchers from faculties across Monash and the broader sector to discuss and address harms relating to alcohol, other drugs and gambling in the context of three key themes:

  1. Data for impact

    MARC members generate and leverage multiple unique datasets, and provide timely and accessible insights to drive policy and practice change.

  2. Transforming practice

    MARC works to transform practice through co-designing, trialling and implementing novel evidence-based approaches. We work with community partners, those with lived experience of addiction, and other key stakeholders to develop local solutions that can be scaled nationally.

  3. Changing the conversation

    MARC directly address stigma and community perceptions of addiction by bringing together multiple perspectives, including lived experience, through thought leadership, expert commentary and evidence dissemination.

The program will feature invited speakers, brief oral poster highlight presentations, and a combined poster session and networking event.

Speakers will be announced in the coming weeks and we will be updating this program listing once speakers have been confirmed.

Please note that due to venue limitations and possible COVID restrictions, there will be limited places available.

Are you a PhD candidate doing addiction-relevant research? Join our (free) MARC PhD network to receive free 2021 MARC symposium registration. Email marc.info@monash.edu for more information and to join.

Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions are now open for poster presentations at the 2021 MARC Symposium. There will be prizes for the PhD poster and the best early to mid-career researcher poster.

We welcome poster presentations on any addiction related topic.


Not a MARC member but doing addiction-related research?

We would love to tell you more about this initiative and have you involved.

Please contact us at marc.info@monash.edu