‘Drugs, crime and the front-line: Australasian perspective’
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 2012 findings.
We are also delighted to announce there will be presentations from a number of distinguished international and local guest speakers, including Mr Chris Wilkins (SHORE, Massey University, NZ), Dr Malcolm Dobbin (Department of Health, VIC), Dr Marianne Jauncey (Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre), Dr David Bright (UNSW), Mr Peter Bowen (Toxicology Unit, Macquarie Hospital), Claire Rickards (NSW Police), Ms Annie Madden (Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League), Dr Raimondo Bruno (University of Tasmania), Ms Amanda Roxburgh (National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre), and Dr Alex Wodak (St Vincent’s Hospital).
Talks will include:
IDRS and EDRS
2012 Illicit Drug Reporting System: National key findings
2012 Ecstasy and Related Drug Reporting System: National key findings
International guest speaker
Dr Chris Wilkins: Illicit Drug Monitoring System (IDMS) in New Zealand
Local guest speakers
Prof Louisa Degenhardt: Overview of drug trends in East and Southeast Asia
Dr David Bright: Criminal Networking
Dr Raimondo Bruno: Wastewater technology
Dr Malcolm Dobbin: Systems to coordinate supply of dangerous medicines
Dr Marianne Jauncey: Yearly trends and front-line issues experienced at the Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC)
Dr Alex Wodak: Yearly trends and front-line issues experienced at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney
Mr Peter Bowron: Current trends in drugs tested at the Toxicology unit
Ms Amanda Roxburgh: Pharmaceutical opioids and Fentanyl
Ms Annie Madden: Consumer perspective from Australia and overseas (Asia)
Ms Claire Rickards: High level organised crime, drug trends of heroin and other opioids
The complete program is attached below.
The IDRS and EDRS are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.