2012 National Drug Trends Conference

2012 National Drug Trends Conference

National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney

8.00am – 4.00pm

Tuesday 9th October 2012

Drugs, crime and the front line: Australasian Perspective


The National Drug Trends Conference will present recent findings in illicit drug use, markets and related harms across Australia. Convened by Australia’s largest drug monitoring systems, the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) and the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS), the one day conference will include the first release of the 2012 findings.

We are also delighted to announce that there will be presentations from a number of distinguished international and national guest speakers, including Mr Gary Lewis (UNODC), Dr Chris Wilkins (SHORE, Massey University, NZ), Dr Malcolm Dobbin (Dept of Health, VIC), Dr Marianne Jauncey (MSIC), Dr Alex Wodak (St Vincents Hospital), Mr Peter Bowron (Toxicology Unit, Macquarie Hospital), Dr David Bright (UNSW), Ms Claire Rickards (NSW Police), Ms Annie Madden (AIVL), Dr Raimondo Bruno (UTAS), and Ms Amanda Roxburgh (NDARC).

Talks will include IDRS and EDRS:

  • 2012 Illicit Drug Reporting System – National key findings
  • 2012 Ecstasy and Related Drug Reporting System – National Key Findings
  • Online drug use and purchase patterns among regular ecstasy users (EDRS) nationally in 2012

International guest speakers

Mr Gary Lewis –  United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Dr Chris Wilkins – Illicit Drug Monitoring System in New Zealand

Local guest speakers

Ms Annie Madden – Consumer Perspectives from Australian and overseas
Dr Marianne Jauncey – Yearly Trends and Front-Line Issues experience at MSIC
Mr Peter Bowron – Current Trends in Drugs Tested at the Toxicology Unit
Dr Alex Wodak – The Changing Nature of Substance Use in the Darlinghurst Area
Ms Claire Rickards – High Level Organised Crime, Drug Trends of Heroin and Other Opioids

Dr David Bright – The Strengths and Vulnerabilities of Drug Trafficking Networks

Dr Malcolm Dobbin – Systems to Coordinate Supply of Dangerous Medicines

Dr Raimondo Bruno – Water Waste Technology

Ms Amanda Roxburgh – Pharmaceutical Opioids and Fentanyl


To register please see the conference website http://www.cvent.com/events/national-drug-trends-conference-2012/invitation-ee34d144a427422d943081a00893db7b.aspx

Registration Cost

Conference costs
Registration $250
Student $200
Cancellation fee $80

The IDRS and EDRS are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.


We look forward to seeing you in Sydney!