The 12th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP) will be held in Vancouver, Canada on 16-18 May, 2018. The conference is hosted by Simon Fraser University's School of Criminology.

16 May 2018 to 18 May 2018 | Vancouver, Canada

The ISSDP Conference is a unique occasion to present your latest findings to an intellectually engaged, diverse and dedicated scholarly community, and to immerse yourself in the state of the art research across the full spectrum of drug policy research, with the participation of leading international scholars.

Researchers and/or practitioners interested in contributing scholarly papers that advance future thinking regarding the development, assessment, or evolution of drug policy nationally or internationally are encouraged to submit abstracts.


The ISSDP supports emerging drug policy scholars, through scholarships to attend the annual scientific conference. Scholarships are available for doctoral students and scholars from developing countries. More information on the scholarships, the eligibility criteria and the selection procedures is available here.

Questions on the 2018 conference should be sent to

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