Posted on the behalf of Vic Rechichi, Communications Officer, NDRI
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPEN
NDRI ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM HEADS TO MELBOURNE FOR FIRST TIME
The National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) invites you to register online for the 2018 NDRI Annual Symposium: Alcohol and Other Drug Research, Policy and Practice
Date: Thursday 22 November 2018
Venue: RACV City Club, Bourke Street, Melbourne
Who should attend
This event will bring together people involved or interested in preventing and reducing alcohol and other drug related harm, including people working in the alcohol and other drug sector; professionals working to address alcohol and other drug-related harm in other sectors such as health, education, research, law enforcement and corrections; policy makers and consumers.
- Keynote speaker ProfessorTom Decorte, Director of the Institute for Social Drug Research, Ghent University, Belgium. Professor Decorte has published numerous articles on substance use, cannabis markets, and local drug monitoring systems, and has recently written a book on Regulating cannabis: A detailed scenario for a non-profit cannabis market.
- A panel discussion will explore alternative models of cannabis policy and regulation around the globe, and how these might impact Australia. Panellists include Professor Chris Wilkins, from Massey University, who brings expertise on a non-commercial approach for cannabis regulation in NZ based on the Cannabis Social Club model, and NDRI’s Todd Subritzky, who will speak about the strengths and limitations of the Colorado cannabis legalisation scheme.
- Leading Perth and Melbourne-based NDRI researchers will showcase their latest innovative research and findings aimed at preventing and reducing alcohol and other drug-related harm in Australia. Topics include:
- New treatments for ‘ice’ dependence and the N-ICE Trial
- Stigma and discrimination around drug use
- Alcohol, health and young people
- Opioids in the community
- Barriers to naloxone uptake
- School interventions, and
- Aboriginal women and offending behaviour.
For further information about the symposium program and speakers, visit the 2018 NDRI Annual Symposium webpage
Student rates and discounted accommodation are both available – email email@example.com for more information