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ACECHO- AOD Collaborative ECHO

August 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The AOD Collaborative ECHO (ACECHO) partnership involves VAADA, Turning Point, and Goulburn Valley Health. This dedicated ECHO for Victorian AOD state-funded services aims to enhance the capabilities of AOD workers in addressing substance use issues among their clients. The primary objective of these sessions is to foster a community of AOD workers with varying levels of expertise, united by the shared goal of improving the well-being, and achieving positive outcomes, for individuals with problematic substance use.

Conducted under the guidance of Turning Point, each session commences with a presentation delivered by a Turning Point expert or a related professional, focusing on a specific topic. This is followed by an in-depth case consultation, during which attendees have the opportunity to ask questions or offer recommendations based on a case study presented by one of the participants.

ACECHO Timetable May-August



14th August, 2024

Youth in Focus: Addressing Dual Challenges of Substance Use and Mental Illness
Presenter – Enrico Cementon

AOD disorder increasingly account for years lived with disability relative to other mental health disorders in young people and indeed all health disorders in this age group. This presentation outlines the implications of comorbidity between AOD and other mental health issues in young people and provides some guidance about the clinical approaches to young people when they present in this way. There will be references to psychosocial and pharmacological treatment principles.

Dr Enrico Cementon is an Addiction Medicine Specialist and is currently the Lead Consultant Psychiatrist at Orygen, which is a specialist youth mental health service. His experience includes inpatient and outpatient psychiatry, general adult, youth and addiction psychiatry.


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Case presentations by participating healthcare providers are the cornerstone of the ECHO model. Presentations are always followed by an open Q & A discussion of the case and recommendations by the hub team. To submit a case study, click Go to Form.

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VAADA acknowledges the support of the Victoria Government