Policy, Programs and Operations

2013 NSW NSP Workers Forum 18 - 19 November 2013

Novotel Sydney Central, 169-179 Thomas Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

The Needle & Syringe Program (NSP) has been preventing HIV and Hepatitis C for over 21 years. The Annual NSW NSP Workers’ Forum is an important part of this history, creating a space for over 150 Needle & Syringe Program workers, researchers, policy makers and non-government organisations to share ideas, to learn from each other and to develop new approaches.

At this year’s Forum, we want you to be challenged…..challenged to reflect on the industry’s past, to critically look at lessons learned, to celebrate achievements, to respond to current challenges and most of all, to be reinvigorated and play your part in future-styling of the NSP sector. We particularly look forward to your participation through multiple break-out sessions, workshops, presentations, speed talks and panel-discussions.

For the official and printable flyer please click here.


To register please click here.

For further information: Please contact the Planning Co-Chair Tim Stern on 02 8204 0765.


The NSW NSP Workers Forum 2013 - Program is available for download.

Abstract Guidelines

This year’s NSW NSP Workers Forum  has three broad themes: Reflect, Respond, Reinvigorate. We would like to invite you to submit an abstract which either reflects on the history of the NSP, responds to current user perspectives or to harm reduction, or which reinvigorates the sector by being part of future-styling the NSP.

Furthermore each theme is divided into three sub-themes, which include … … Policy, Programs and Operations, focussing on planning and operational issues affecting the NSP … Patterns of community engagement and media, covering issues the NSP faces in terms of engaging local communities … Service Users, focussing on user’s perspectives and issues

For further information and to view the abstract submission guidelines please click here.

To view the abstract template please click here.