UNODC to address local AOD sector at Drug Trends Conference

September 2014

The United Nations' Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Southeast Asia & Pacific representative will address Australia’s alcohol and other drugs (AOD) sector at the 2014 National Drugs Conference on 20 October 2014.

UNODC’s Jeremy Douglas is the conference’s keynote speaker and will present the latest drug trends from the Asia Pacific.

Douglas has been the Southeast Asia & Pacific UNODC representative since 2013 and was previously the UNODC regional representative to Pakistan. He has also worked as manager of UNODC’s Global SMART program, which aims to improve global understanding of and responses to illicit synthetic drugs.

Other speakers at the one-day conference include

  • Natasha Sindicich and Jenny Stafford from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre on the 2014 findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) and Ecstasy and related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS).
  • Professor Simon Lenton of the National Drug Research Institute on user experiences and policy implications of accessing drugs online.
  • Dr Chris Hayes of John Hunter Hospital on opioids and the science of chronic pain.
  • Dr Karen Chronister of the Kirby Institute on current issues surrounding performance and image enhancing drugs.
  • Detective Sergeant Keith Randall of the Australian Federal Police on trends in the importation of border controlled drugs.

To see the full program and to register please visit NDARC’s website.