Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP) Conference 2016

International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP) Conference 16-18 May, 2016 Sydney Australia


In May 2016, the annual International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP) conference will be held in Sydney for the first time. This event attracts the leading drug policy scientists and researchers from across the globe, and is a multi-disciplinary conference, as befits the study of drug policy. Previous conferences have included sessions on:

Analysis of drug markets

Comparative policy analysis

Evaluation of local/municipal drug policies

Economic analyses of drug policies

Global drug policy reforms

Historical analyses of drug policy

Cannabis markets: medicinal cannabis, cannabis legalisation

Evaluation of drug trafficking

The programs from past ISSDP conferences can be found at:

The aims of the 2016 ISSDP conference are to:

  • Present original scientific research on drug policy;
  • Create opportunities for vigorous discussion and debate about findings and methods;
  • Provide an environment conducive for networking and the establishment of new collaborations;
  • Provide a stimulus for delegates to publish their work in journals; and
  • Inform policy makers about the latest scientific evidence underpinning drug policy.

More details about the ISSDP conference style can be found at:

The key dates for the 2016 Sydney conference are:

Call for abstracts                                               2 November 2015

Deadline for abstracts submission            15 January 2016

Notification of abstract acceptance          19 February 2016

Close of early bird registration                   25 March 2016

Deadline for submission of full papers    8 April 2016

Conference                                                        16-18 May 2016


We very much hope you will participate in this conference.

For more details about the Society (ISSDP) see:

The conference website is: