2013 Drug Trends Conference Melbourne

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:


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


Registration $250.00

Student $200.00

The IDRS and EDRS are funded by the Australian Government under the Substance Misuse Prevention and Service Improvement Grants Fund.