Date: Friday, 11 May 2018
Venue: Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

The Walk on the Wild Side (WOWS) Symposium is an annual one day event for clinicians and healthcare professionals working in the field of alcohol and drug treatment and rehabilitation, hosted by Metro North Hospital and Health Service.


Registration is now open.

All are welcome to attend and your registration fee includes morning tea and lunch.

Early Bird Registrations open until 16 March 2018 $100
Standard Registrations from 17 March-8 May 2018 $150

Register now

Registration will close at 5pm on 8 May 2018.


WOWS11 invites clinicians to submit abstracts to present on research, projects, challenging clinical issues and clinical initiatives in their workplace. The selected abstracts will be oral presentations, designed to be short and snappy and strictly no longer than five minutes each.

Presentations will be judged on the day by a panel of the WOWS11 guest speakers based on audience enjoyment and interest.

Why should you submit?

  • Accepted abstract presenters will be given a free registration
  • You will be seen as a leader amongst your peers
  • Reach a diverse group of professionals to share your knowledge
  • Fabulous professional development opportunity to add to your CV
  • Your chance to win a coffee machine for your work unit

The favourite will receive an espresso coffee machine for their workplace.

Travel grants

Indivior has generously sponsored 3 x $500 scholarships to help fund registration, travel and accommodation to attend WOWS11 for Nurses and Allied Health Clinicians in rural and remote areas of Queensland.

For your chance to win, complete the official application form and tell us in 100 words or less why you want to attend WOWS11. Entries close 5pm Wednesday 7 March 2018.


Getting to the Conference

There is a range of parking and transport options at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. The Education Centre is located just off of Bowen Bridge Road.


If you are interested in hosting a trade stall at this event, please contact the Events Office via 07 3646 1525 or email to receive an application form.


Past delegates found the conference incredibly valuable and provided the following feedback:

“Enjoyable, educational, diverse”

“Fantastic day to learn and network”

“Lots of information, Keep it going every year”

11 May 2018

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
Education Centre
Butterfield Street
Herston, QLD 4029


Phone: (07) 3646 1525