2014 National Drug Trends Conference

Date Published:
19 Oct 2014
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Contact person:
Michaela Turner (m.turner@unsw.edu.au)
Event date
Monday, 20 October 2014 - 8:30am
Thanks to all who attended our 2014 National Drug Trends Conference. The Conference presented recent findings in illicit drug use, markets and related harms from 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 included the first release of the 2014 IDRS and EDRS findings. Selected presentations and resources from the day are attached below. 
Talks included: 
What is Drug Trends?
2014 Illicit Drug Reporting System - National key findings
2014 Ecstasy and Related Drug Reporting System – National key findings
International guest speaker
Mr Jeremy Douglas, UNODC – Trends in and Asia Pacific/Oceania region
Local guest speakers
Professor Simon Lenton – Accessing drugs online: some user experiences and policy implications
A/Professor Nadine Ezard – Psychostimulant use
Dr Chris Hayes – New Science of Chronic pain: Opioids
Dr Karen Chronister – Performance and Imaging Enhancing Drugs
Det. Sgt. Keith Randall – Trends in the importation of border controlled drugs
Ms Claire Rickards and Sgt. Melissa Nelmes – Drug trends in NSW
Ms Joanne Gerstner-Stevens – The evolving Victorian Illicit Drug Market - 1988 to 2013
Mr James Fetherston – Experiences of using drugs in prisons
Ms Kerryn Butler – Hepatitis C and treatment
Poster sessions
Drug Trends session 1:                       NSW, ACT, WA, TAS and NIDIP
Drug Trends session 2:                       VIC, SA, NT, QLD and DNeT
Drug Trends is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Substance Misuse Prevention and Service Improvement Grants Fund.
Open to
Those interested in or engaged with monitoring drug trends and their consequences.
Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray St, Sydney NSW 2000
Delegate $240.00; Student $200.00
Booking deadline
Monday, 20 October 2014 - 9am
Contact for bookings
Registration is now closed.
Contact for inquiries
Michaela Turner (m.turner@unsw.edu.au)
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