Encountering alcohol and other drugs

Burnet Institute’s Centre for Population Health is a co-host of the Encountering alcohol and other drugs conference in Lisbon, Portugal.

This 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.

Burnet will be represented by Head of the HIV Research Group in the Centre for Population Health, Associate Professor Mark Stoové.

The strengths and limitations of new approaches to alcohol and other drug research will be explored through a range of themes including:

  • The gendering of alcohol and other drugs use
  • Alcohol and other drug use among young people
  • Emerging drugs and the internet
  • Recovery and other treatment models and practices
  • Subjects and practices of harm reduction.

The keynote speakers are:

  • Dr Emmanuel Kuntsche: ‘Understanding the weekend drinking of young adults from an “events” perspective: The possibilities and limitations of quantitative approaches’
  • Dr Eugene Raikhel: ‘Fear and coding in St. Petersburg: Persuasion, contingency, and the affective economy of addiction therapies’
  • Professor Alison Ritter: ‘The dynamics of drug policy: Relational, emergent and contingent’

Other conference hosts are: Contemporary Drug Problems, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (Lisbon, Portugal), the National Drug Research Institute (Curtin University, Australia), the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research (Aarhus University, Denmark) and the Department of Science and Technology Studies (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA).

Date & Time

Wednesday, 16 September, 2015 – Friday, 18 September, 2015


European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Cais do Sodré

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Contact Details

For more information about this event, please contact:

Professor Mark A Stoové

Head, Public Health; Head, HIV Prevention Group; Co-Head, Justice Health Group