2013 National Drug Trends Conference
‘Highs and lows of contemporary drugs in Australia: Emerging Psychoactive Substances, pharmaceutical opioids and other drugs’
The National Drug Trends Conference will present recent findings in illicit drug use, markets and related harms across Australia and internationally. 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 2013 findings.
We are also delighted to announce that there will also be presentations from a number of distinguished international and local guest speakers, including Mr Paul Griffiths (EMCDDA), Dr Chris Wilkins (SHORE, Massey University, NZ), Prof Wayne Hall (UQ), Dr John Coyne (AFP), Prof Paul Dietze (Burnet Institute), Dr Megan Lim (Burnet Institute), Ms Joanne Gerstner-Stevens (VICPOL), Dr Raimondo Bruno (UTAS) and Mr Joe Van Buskirk (NDARC).
Date: Tuesday 15th October 2013
Venue: State Library of Victoria, Conference Centre
Entry 3, located at 179 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
Talks will include:
IDRS and EDRS
What is Drug Trends?
2013 Illicit Drug Reporting System – National key findings
2013 Ecstasy and Related Drug Reporting System – National key findings
International Guest speakers
Mr Paul Griffith European monitoring on Emerging Psychoactive Substances
Dr Chris Wilkins New Psychoactive Substances legislation in New Zealand
Local Guest Speakers
Dr Raimondo Bruno Real Time Monitoring Opioids
Dr John Coyne Higher level organised crime
Prof. Paul Dietze Naloxone trial
Ms Joanne Gerstner-Stevens Drug analysis of seizures in Victoria
Prof. Wayne Hall Smoking use among people who use drugs
Dr Megan Lim Drug use and other risky behaviours in young people
Mr Joe Van Buskirk Silk Road and internet monitoring
Please click here to register
The IDRS and EDRS are funded by the Australian Government under the Substance Misuse Prevention and Service Improvement Grants Fund.