The 10th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP) will be held in Sydney, Australia on 16-18 May, 2016. The conference will be hosted by the Drug Policy Modelling Program (DPMP) which is part of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), UNSW Australia.

16 May 2016 to 18 May 2016 |

The aims of the 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.

Sydney Opera House

In showcasing Australia, New Zealand and our region, the conference themes this year include:

  • Harm reduction: old, new and emerging forms of harm reduction;

  • Drugs policy and its intersection with human rights and development;

  • Indigenous peoples and illicit drug policy;

  • Drug markets and policy responses in Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific;

  • Drug user groups and drug policy: the role of consumers and other stakeholders.

In addition to these themes, we are also aware of the international drug policy stage, with the UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs in April 2016. The conference will include analysis of international drug policy reforms, the international drug control system and analysis of the event itself.

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