‘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 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), Prof Paul Dietze (Burnet Institute), Dr Megan Lim (Burnet Institute), Ms Joanne Gerstner-Stevens (VICPOL), Ms Jenny Pavlou (VICPOL), Dr Raimondo Bruno (UTAS) and Mr Joe Van Buskirk (NDARC).
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 Griffiths 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
Prof. Paul Dietze Naloxone trial
Ms Joanne Gerstner-Stevens Drug analysis of seizures in Victoria
Prof. Wayne Hall Smoking 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
Ms Jenny Pavlou Drugs: problems and policing responses
The IDRS and EDRS are funded by the Australian Government under the Substance Misuse Prevention and Service Improvement Grants Fund.