Third Contemporary Drug Problems Conference: 'Encountering alcohol and other drugs'

Building on the accomplishments of the first two conferences in Italy and Denmark, the international journal Contemporary Drug Problems is holding its third biennial conference in Lisbon, Portugal from 16-18 September 2015. NDRI is co-hosting the conference along with the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (Lisbon, Portugal), the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research (Aarhus University, Denmark), the Centre for Population Health (Burnet Institute, Australia), and the Department of Science and Technology Studies (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA).

The 2015 conference theme is 'Encountering alcohol and other drugs’, which attracted a record number of abstract submissions. The conference will bring together leading international researchers in drug use and addiction studies from a range of research disciplines and methods – both qualitative and quantitative.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Dr Emmanuel Kuntsche (Addiction Switzerland): 'Understanding the weekend drinking of young adults from an “events” perspective: The possibilities and limitations of using personal cell phones'
  • Dr Eugene Raikhel (University of Chicago): 'Coding conduct: Hypnosis and the affective economy of Russian addiction medicine'
  • Professor Alison Ritter (NDARC, UNSW): 'The dynamics of drug policy: Relational, emergent and contingent'

Following the conference, Contemporary Drug Problems will publish a special issue featuring selected papers from the conference.

Posted on: 1 Jul 2015

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