The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is the main guidance for tobacco control officers all over the world but years after its approval and ratification there is still room for improvement and new boundaries must be settled!
The European Conference on Tobacco or Health 2017 will gather policy makers, scientists, health educators, advocacy officers and health professionals involved in tobacco control. Hopefully the atmosphere of the conference will be animating and undertaken decisions will lead us toward a Smokefree Europe and World.
ECTOH 2017 provides an opportunity for tobacco control colleagues across Europe and beyond to meet, develop their knowledge and skills and enable sharing of best practices.
For more information, see: www.ectoh.org
The 4th International Medicine in Addiction (IMiA) conference will be held in March 2017 in Sydney. A joint initiative of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, IMiA remains the premier addiction conference for medical practitioners and allied clinicians in Asia and Oceania.
The program is structured to provide in-depth perspectives on common clinical presentations by leading clinical academics in the addiction field, with related workshops available each afternoon. The program also provides an opportunity to network with colleagues, and actively promote connections between addiction clinicians across the region. This year’s conference has a particular focus on the areas of pain, trauma and current controversies, and promises to leave you with an enriched understanding of these and other current issues.
For more information, see: www.imia17.com.au/
Held once every two years in a different country around the world, the International Harm Reduction Conference has become the global focal point for knowledge-sharing, networking and promoting best practice in the field of harm reduction. The conference is attended by up to 1000 delegates from over 70 countries, including medical and policy experts, harm reduction practitioners, campaigners, and people who use drugs.
The conference will be organized this time by Harm Reduction International (HRI) and The Association des intervenants en dépendance du Québec (AIDQ), with the support of the Direction de la santé publique (DSP) of the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec (Health and Social Services Ministry of Québec) and Tourisme Montréal.
For more information, see www.ihra.net/contents/1683
The 11th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP) will be hosted by Center for Alcohol and Drug Research, Aarhus University, Denmark, on 17-19 May, 2017.
Submissions (papers, panels, workshops) close: 16th January, 2017.
- Balancing control and welfare in drug policies
- Local and city-level drug policies (e.g. in relation to national/international policies)
- Diversity in drug policy: accommodating ethnicity, class, gender and culture
- Contextualising drug policy in its geographic, historical, political, economic and cultural settings
- Cannabis policies, including legalization
- Drug supply and supply side interventions
For more information, please see: www.issdp2017.au.dk/
Thu18May2017Sun21May2017Nunspeet, The Netherlands
The European Association of Substance Abuse Research (EASAR) is a network of leading European research institutes and research supporting agencies which are active in the area of substance related disorders. The object of the association is to stimulate and strengthen European cooperation in any field of research of abuse of psycho-active substances in order to improve the prevention and treatment and to contribute in this manner to the wellbeing of people.
The 20th EASAR conference in 2017 will be held in Nunspeet, The Netherlands, Thursday 18 - Sunday 21 May 2017.
For more information, please see: www.easar.com/20th-easar-conference-2017.html
This event will bring together experts from a wide range of fields to exchange information on the latest research, policy and practice on protecting and promoting health in nightlife settings.
The conference aims to build capacity and capability among all groups that have a stake in healthy nightlife – including the government agencies and local authorities that regulate it; the police, councils, transport providers, public health professionals, medical and nursing practitioners and others that manage it; the club owners, festival organisers and promoters that make it happen; the citizens and businesses affected by it and the consumers without whom it would not exist.
Abstract submission deadline: 13/1/2017
For more information, please see: http://theclubhealthconference.com/
The 43rd annual symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society is hosted by the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield.
The annual KBS symposium´s primary purpose is to provide a forum for researchers to exchange ideas about their ongoing research. The scope includes studies of determinants and consequences of drinking, consumption trends, drinking culture and drinking patterns, drinking & other health behaviours, theoretical and methodological debates, political, social and institutional responses to alcohol-related harms as well as prevention and care for persons with alcohol problems.
The Symposium focuses on discussion of pre-circulated papers reporting ongoing, as yet unpublished work and is popular as a way to get early input or "live peer review" ahead of submitting a paper. Researchers are invited to submit informative abstracts by January 20, 2017.
See http://www.kbs2017sheffield.co.uk/ for full details.
Academic members responsible for the conference:
- Dr. Paul Contoyannis, Head, Health Economics & Management Research Unit, ATINER & Associate Professor, McMaster University, Canada.
- Dr. Zoe Boutsioli, Director, Health Sciences Research Division, ATINER, Greece.
- Deadline to submit abstracts: 21 November 2016 (Decisions are reached in less than 4 weeks after the abstract submission-Please click here for our policy on abstract and paper acceptance).
- Deadline to register with a paper presentation: Please see your acceptance letter sent to you after submitting the abstract.
- Deadline to register without a presentation: At least one month before the conference subject to approval.
- Deadline to submit full papers: 22 May 2017 (Unless otherwise is specified in your acceptance letter). Click here for Paper Guidelines. Please submit the paper only if the abstract submission has been officially accepted. ATINER does not consider papers for publication if they are not presented by the author at one of its conferences. Please submit your paper via email only and only to this email: firstname.lastname@example.org (please do not cc your paper to other emails of ATINER because it delays the processing of your paper).
For more information, see: www.atiner.gr/publichealth
The 2017 edition of the 'Summer school on illicit drugs Europe' will take place from 26 June-7 July 2017.
This two-week summer school prepares professionals and students to meet the complex policy challenges that face Europe in the field of drugs. Involving scientific experts from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), but also university professors and policy-makers, it provides a multi-disciplinary and inclusive approach to the study of the drug problem in Europe and beyond. As this summer school will give 6 ECTS credits for its courses, students can easily transfer credits to other European universities using the ECTS system. Credits will be attributed formally to post graduate students (Master and PHD), but it is possible to allow undergraduate to use these credits in their home universities.
For more information, please see: www.drugsummerschool.cies.iscte-iul.pt/np4/home
The 6th International Conference on Drug and Addiction Research July 20-21, 2017 Lisbon, Portugal.
Addiction Research 2017 is an annual meeting of Neuroscience organizations as well as Addiction Research Committees to discuss and share the knowledge of Addictive disorders in terms of collaboration, structures and organizational development.
For more information please see: www.addiction.cmesociety.com/
Conference theme: 'Making alcohol and other drug realities'
Abstract submission deadline: 1/3/2017
Building on CDP's three previous conferences, which have opened up questions of how drugs are problematised; how the complexity of drug use might be attended to and managed; and how drug use might be understood as event, assemblage or phenomenon, we now seek submissions for presentations that critically explore and debate the issues posed when we approach science, policy, treatment, law and other practices as constituting the realities they seek to address.
Possible topics include consideration of the realities constituted in or by:
- Prohibition and international drug conventions
Alcohol and other drug policy
Education/health promotion in schools and universities
Harm reduction services and measures
Neuroscientific approaches to drug effects and addiction
Research on drug trends
Quantitative measures of alcohol and other drug use
Qualitative concepts of subjectivity, agency, affect, identity
Post-qualitative research methods
Consumer accounts and narratives of drug use, addiction and recovery
Medical and other forms of diagnosis/assessment
Treatment models and practices
Youth and other drug services
Social media websites and apps
Popular culture enactments of drug use
Other relevant topics welcome.
More information available at: http://ndri.curtin.edu.au/events/cdp2017/
- Prohibition and international drug conventions
Mon02Oct2017Wed04Oct2017Hilton Reykjavík Nordica, Reykjavík, Iceland
For forty years, SÁÁ (SAA, Society of Alcoholism and other Addictions) has helped people in Iceland on this journey from disease and acknowledgement to treatment and recovery. At forty, the society has already proven its worth and is ready and willing to continue its noble task, to help individuals, their families and society in general.
For more information on the conference visit https://40th.saa.is/
The conference themes are set out below. We particularly welcome papers that challenge current research, policy and practice. When submitting abstracts the themes should be interpreted broadly, as they are not intended to limit potential contributions.
- Recovery oriented practices
- Fighting against stigma
- Evidence based mental health care
- Service user involvement
- Community and social psychiatry
- Substance abuse problems
- eMental health services
- Brain imaging, neurophysiology and neuropsychology
- Mental health legislation
- Human rights
- Challenging situations in psychiatric care
- Mental health services and policies
- Art and cultural sciences
- Forensic psychiatry
- Human sexuality
- Poverty and loneliness
- Mental health in developing regions
- Philosophical and ethical themes in mental health
- Mental health across the life span
- Child and adolescent psychiatry
- Training and continuing education
- Abstract submission until May 14, 2017
- Early bird registration until May 31, 2017
- Normal fee registration from June 1, 2017 until Sep 18, 2017
For more information, see: www.ecmh.eu
Reform 2017 will be held in Atlanta (USA) from 11 to 14 October 2017. It is a biennial event that brings together people from around the world who believe that the war on drugs is doing more harm than good. It brings together over 1,000 attendees representing 30 different countries.
For more information, see: www.reformconference.org/about-conference
Tue24Oct2017Wed25Oct2017Lisbon Conference Centre, Lisbon, Portugal
The TWIST project (Training WIth Stakeholders – applying EU drug and addiction research) is designing a training strand on using addiction research and knowledge, with the participation of the target audience (early stage professionals and stakeholders from multiple sectors), to be delivered within the frame of the Lisbon Addictions 2017 conference (24-26 October 2017).
For more information go to www.twist-train.eu
Following the first edition held in Lisbon (Portugal) in 2015 the Second European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies will take place in the Congress Centre of Lisbon from 24 to 26 October 2017. The conference will be jointly organised by the Portuguese General Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies (SICAD), the journal Addiction, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) and the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE).
for more information, please see: www.lisbonaddictions.eu
Tue24Oct201711h - 13hLisbon Conference Centre, Lisbon, Portugal
The EUFAS Executive board will meet in the context of the 2nd Lisbon Addictions Conference, to discuss the ongoing work of EUFAS and take pending decisions on the direction of the Federation.
Tue24Oct201716h - 17hLisbon Conference Centre, Lisbon, Portugal
All EUFAS Members are invited to attend the Federation's General Assembly Meeting, held within the frame of the 2nd Lisbon Addictions Conference.
Wed08Nov2017Fri10Nov2017Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Call for submissions for sessions focusing on New Developments and Current Topics in Addictions.
In addition to our established delegates' sessions, our 2017 Conference will also feature sessions funded by the SSA.
The deadline for submission for programme sessions is 10 February, 2017.
For more information, please see: www.addiction-ssa.org/symposium