Download program (Last update March 10th)

 

2 pm to 5:30 pm
'Writing for Journals' Workshop. Manzanas Room, 50 pp
3 pm to 4:30 pm
'Cryptomarket Researcher Project' Workshop. Fontana Room, 30-40 pp

8 am to 4 pm
Registration

8 am to 9:15 am
Coffee Break

9 am to 9:20 am
Opening and Welcome

9:20 am to 10:20 am
Keynote Speaker Julieta Lemaitre Ripoll,

'The Peace at Hand: Global Prohibition and the Impossibility of Peace in Colombia'


10:20 am to 10:40 am
BREAK

10:40 am to 12:10 am
 
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SESSION 1

PANEL 1: Drug Enforcement: Past, Present and Future.
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The National Policy of Counter Narcotics for Post-Peace in Afghanistan. Khaja Humayoun Amini
The law enforcement costs of de facto decriminalizing drug possession: Lessons from Italy. Davide Fortin
Enforcement Strategies for Fentanyl and Other Synthetic Opioids. Can we learn from the Past? Peter Reuter

Policing County Lines: Symbolic Responses To Evolving Provincial Drug Markets. Jack Spicer

PANEL 2: Policing Prohibition
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(Un)bounded authority: the limits and uses of police authority in encounters with young people who use drugs from British Columbia, Canada. Alissa Greer
Narratives of Drug Supply in Iran: Violence, Drug Policy, and Drug Control. Alexander Soderholm
Is police the problem? Law enforcement, symbolic violence and street-level drug markets in Nigeria. Ediomo-Ubong Ekpo Nelson
The Narcotic Police. The Beginning of a Security Approach on Mexican Drug Policies (1920-1947). Nidia Andrea Olvera Hernandez

PANEL 3: Narratives and Perceptions of Drug Market
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What can we learn from users' knowledge and involvement in illicit drug markets? A comparative study of 37 users of opioids, stimulants and cannabinoids. Ashely Granville

Practices of care among people who buy, use and sell drugs in community settings. Gillian Kolla

Drug buyers and dealers: How social relations mediate trust at the point of purchase. Judith Aldridge

Examining the clinical withdrawal profile and abuse liability of synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists using an international cross-sectional survey. Sam Craft
PANEL 4: New theoretical and methodological approaches to drug dependence and treatment
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The High Five Club: HIV Risk Perception, Stigma and Defiance in West Virginia, United States. Jeff Ondocsin

Migrants, refugees and ethnic minorities: an overview of responses to drug-related issues in Europe. Charlotte De Kock

Remaking the Angry Narcanned Subject: Affording New Subject Positions Through Take-Home Naloxone Training. Nyssa Ferguson

Assessment of performance measures used in the alcohol and other drugs treatment sector in Australia. Robert Stirling


12:15 pm to 1 pm
LUNCH

1 pm  to 2:30 pm
 
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SESSION 2

PANEL 5: Women and substance use
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Human Rights Violations faced by women who use drugs in Russia. Maria Plotko

Healing by myself: Universe of need and access to treatment for problematic drug use among women in Mexico. Angelica Ospina-Escobar

A qualitative study of barriers, facilitators and experiences in treating female substance (ab)users in Belgium. Tina Van Havere


PANEL 6: Epidemiology and modeling of drug use and problematic drug use
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Of speedballs and goofballs: Stimulants and the 4th wave of the US opioid crisis. Dan Ciccarone/Brooke West

Analysis of MDMA-related deaths in Australia and select European countries. Amanda Roxburgh

A systematic review of prevalence and correlates of providing and receiving assistance with the transition to injection drug use. Rachel E. Gicquelais/Dan Were

Methodological approaches for the prediction or early detection of drug-use associated public-health outbreaks in the United States: a narrative review. Annick Borquez


PANEL 7: Rural Perspectives on Drugs and Drug Policy
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Tracing a path for opium gum from Mexico as a harm reduction measure: #SafeSupply. Zara Snapp

Cocaine regulation and the Sustainable Development Goals. Stephen Rolles

Capacity building of opium farmers program in Myanmar: Empowering opium farmers for evidence based self-advocacy. Khine Su Win

Socio-economic and cultural rights violations faced by opium farmers in Shan and Kayah State, Myanma. Sai Lone


PANEL 8: Drug user's right to health
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People who use drugs and the right to health: empirical evidence from Asia and Latin America. Corina Giacomello

There was an app for that: A content review of Google's vaping-related mobile apps after Apple's vaping app ban. Meredith Meacham

'It helped me to open doors in my head that I wouldn't normally open up': Rationalising enhancement drug use as resistance to dominant drug discourses. Lisa Williams

Considering legal pathways to psychedelics. Eric L. Sevigny



2:40 pm to 4 pm
 
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SESSION 3

PANEL 9: Race and drugs
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Drug policy, race, and reparations: A comparative case study narratives of reparations in the US opioid overdose crisis and cannabis policy. Amanda Mauri

'They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime.' Trumpism, moral panics and Mexican drug cartels in California. Joshua Meisel

Stigma and drugs: Help seeking pathways and narratives of drug users in two addiction treatment centers in Mexico city. Oscar Hugo Espin Garcia

An illicit manufactured fentanyl detection protocol in the city of Tijuana, Mexico: Mapping the emergence of a new problem. Jaime Arredondo Sanchez Lira


PANEL 10: Official stories of atrocity the state tells: Mexico's narratives of serious human rights violations in the war on drugs.
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Disappear between borders: An analysis of a sentence against soldiers from the ninth battalion. Isaac Vargas Gonzalez

Military personnel in prison in the context of the War on drugs in Mexico. Raul Bejarano

The construction of official truths about state atrocity in Mexico's war on drugs. Carlos Dorantes

An anatomy of the Mexican 'War on Drugs'. Rebeca Calzada Olvera
Navy narratives to legitimize violence on Mexico's war on drugs. Sara Elena Velazquez Moreno


PANEL 11: Arguing for Change: Framing Drug Policy Reform
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Polish political discourse on drug policy compared to worldwide drug ideologies. Maria Plucinska

Effects of emotional and utilitarian appeals on attitude change towards drug rehabilitation. Benjamin Martinez-Velasco

The Drug Policy Voices project: Preliminary survey findings that assess moral values in key areas of UK drug policy. Rebecca Askew



4 pm to 4:30 pm
BREAK

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
 
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MINI SESSION

PANEL 12: Simulation Modeling for Drug Policy
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Generational waves of drug overdose deaths in the United States from 1999 through 2017. Hawre Jalal

Spatio-temporal analysis of violence in Mexico during the period 2006-2011 based on Bayesian hierarchical models. Fernando Alarid-Escudero

How simulation modeling can support the public health response to the opioid crisis in the US and Canada: setting priorities and assessing value. Bruce R. Schackman
PANEL 13: Drug enforcement and discrimination
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'Pick up anything that moves': A qualitative analysis of a police crackdown against people who use drugs in Tijuana, Mexico. Mario Morales

Street-level drug law enforcement of people who use drugs: A multi country analysis of who is and is not policed for drugs. Caitlin Hughes

Narcan cops: Officer perceptions of opioid abuse and willingness to carry naloxone. Michael D. White


PANEL 14: Book launch symposium: Legalizing cannabis: Experiences, lessons and scenarios
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The uneven repeal of cannabis prohibition in the United States. Bryce Pardo

Chapter 4. A century of cannabis control in Canada: A brief overview of history, context and policy frameworks from prohibition to legalization. Benedikt Fischer

Uruguay: the first country to legalize cannabis. Rosario Queirolo


PANEL 15: Drug use and treatment
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'We can't be seen to encourage use': Exploring harm reduction policing at British music festivals. Verity Smith

Accessing voluntary treatments and the rights of drug users in Zaria, Nigeria. Fatima Abiola Popoola

'Access to their own drugs': How injectable HDM/DAM programs are negotiated to meet patients' needs. Samara Mayer



5:45 pm to 7:15 pm
Poster Session w/ Cocktail Reception

8 am to 4 pm
Registration

8 am to 8:30 am
Coffee Break

8:30 am to 9:30 am
Keynote Speaker Philippe Bourgois,

'Structural Vulnerability in the Americas to Violence and Substance Use Disorder: Lessons from the Puerto Rican Colonial Diaspora in the US Inner City'


9:40 am to 11 am
 
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SESSION 1

PANEL 16: Gender issues, drugs and violence
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The masculinities of torture: Gender politics and violence against men detained by drug-related crimes. Gerardo Contreras Ruvalcaba

Normalization in attitudes towards recreational drug use in China: A gender-specific perspective. Yunran Zhang

Supervised injection facility use and exposure to violence among a cohort of people who inject drugs: A gender-based analysis. Mary Clare Kennedy

Canadian family court decisions regarding parental cannabis use. Tyler J. Arnold
PANEL 17: Drug supply prohibitionist policies
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Drug users or dealers? A case study of Mexico's petty dealing law. Catalina Perez Correa

The control of illicit coca crops in the VRAEM, 2000-2019: Negotiating a global policy from the subnational level. Maritza Paredes/Alvaro Pastor

Tracing the exportation and diffusion of the Kingpin Strategy by the DEA in Mexico. Carlos A. Perez Ricart

How do Brazilian judges make decisions about drug offenses? The influence a drug prohibition paradigm on the practices of a Latin American justice system. Debora Gomes-Medeiros
PANEL 18: Issues in modeling the U.S. opioid epidemic
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Ascertaining the relative contribution of spatio-temporal effects to the synthetic opioid overdose epidemic in the United States. Gabriel Carrasco-Escobar/Rocio Carrasco
Bayesian calibration of a complex agent-based model of opioid use disorder using deep machine learning. Mark Roberts

Predicting county-level synthetic opioid overdose mortality rates: comparing traditional statistical and machine learning modeling approaches. Charles Marks
The dynamics of local opioid markets and their response to state policies. Rosanna Smart
PANEL 19: Drug Cryptomarkets
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Smaller drug-using social networks are associated with initiating or resuming drug use through cryptomarkets: Implications for drug-use prevalence effects of the darknet. Monica Barratt
Australia's cryptomarket drug supply: A premium offering? Michala Kowalski

'Not so different': Sources of trust in online drug exchange. Rasmus Munksgaard

Do cryptomarkets users differ in reporting emergency medical treatment following MDMA, LSD and cocaine use? Leigh Coney

11 am to 11:30 am
BREAK

11:30 am to 1 pm
 
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SESSION 2

PANEL 20: Media coverage
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What can we learn from the media coverage of cannabis legalization in Canada? Daniel Gudiño Perez

The content and geographic distribution of outdoor cannabis advertising in Nevada, USA. Jennifer Pearson

News media coverage of drug trafficking in Uruguay. Mafalda Pardal


PANEL 21: Violence/war on drugs
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Where and who are they? Mexican disappearances during the war on drugs. Laura Atuesta

Strategic resources for drug trafficking and the spatial concentration of violence. Aldo Ponce/Martin Macias

Mexican cartel wars: Fighting for the U.S. opioid market. Fernanda Sobrino

Mexico's third war on drugs. Monica Serrano


PANEL 22: Comparative drug policy analysis
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A glimpse into the world of medical cannabis: Purchase behavior of medical cannabis patients in New York State. Alexandra F. Kritikos

Mapping novel psychoactive substances policy in the EU: The case of Portugal, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Poland, the United Kingdom and Sweden. Jessica Neicun

Medical use of cannabis: An overview of regulatory approaches and availability in the EU. Liesbeth Vandam

Examining trends in the Israeli medical cannabis program. Sharon R. Sznitman


1 pm to 2 pm
LUNCH

2 pm to 3:30 pm
 
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SESSION 3

PANEL 23: Shedding light on a blind spot: Evidence of the impact of drug policies on women in urban and rural contexts
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What women sentenced to prison teach about drug policy. Luz Piedad Caicedo

Breaking the silence: Women and drug use in Pereira and Dosquebradas, Colombia. Isabel Pereira Arana

Women who grow coca and opium poppy: Identifying their roles, challenges and capacities for drug policy design in Latin America rural areas. Catalina Gil Pinzon
Women and pre-trial detention in Mexico. Adriana Elisa Ortega Arriaga
PANEL 24: Responses to problematic drug use
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Comparison between French and US harm reduction models in the opioid crisis context: The need to go beyond the imaginaries about buprenorphine as a 'magic bullet'. Marie Jauffret-Roustide

Supervised consumption service use and non-fatal overdose among people who inject drugs. Ayden Scheim

Predictors of calling emergency services among people who use drugs who witness an overdose in San Diego, California. Peter J Davidson

Political uncertainty during the overdose crisis in Canada: Impacts of a change in government on the operations of overdose preventions sites in Canada's largest province. Rebecca Penn


PANEL 25: Cannabis market, law and policy
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Assessing New Zealand's cannabis legalisation and control bill: Prospects and challenges. Chris Wilkins

Developments in the European drug market: cannabis potency and price trends in the last decade. Teodora Groshkova

When is cannabis not cannabis? Policy responses to low-THC cannabis sales in the EU. Brendan Hughes

Relaxing cannabis supply laws and organized crime: A review of the emerging evidence. Jirka Taylor
PANEL 26: Young users
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Exploiting minimum legal marijuana use age to assess the impact of recreational marijuana legalization in Uruguay on heavy and risky marijuana use. Ariadne Rivera-Aguirre

A new generation of drug users in St. Petersburg, Russia? A preliminary test of theory of drug generations based on a mixed-methods pilot study of young hard drug users. Peter Meylakhs

Assessing educators' knowledge of harm reduction: opportunities for infused classrooms. Daniel Bear

'Ignorance is the seed of corruption and vice': Education as a promising tool to combat vice and drug consumption in Mexico (1890-1920). Zinnia Verenice Capo-Valdivia



3:30 pm to 4 pm
BREAK

4 pm to 5:30 pm
 
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SESSION 4

PANEL 27: Alternatives to the war on drugs
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El ciclo de la exclusión social. Ley de Amnistía y reinserción social. Rogelio Salgado Carrasco

Drug policy from the tribunals. The MUCD strategic litigation clinic. Victor Daniel Gutierrez Muñoz

Exploring alternative drug policy paths for opium-poppy production in Mexico. Tania Ramirez

Seeing through the Havana Peace Agreement's approach to drug policy. Julian Andres Fernandez Lopez

PANEL 28: Urban issues and drugs
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Evicted in to homelessness: Post-eviction housing experiences of people who use drugs in Vancouver, Canada. Taylor Fleming

Education and urban living associated with increased support for overdose prevention programs. Larissa J. Maier

Geographic access to buprenorphine prescribers for patients who use public transit. Coleman Drake

Task-shifting and the production of burnout among peer overdose response workers in Vancouver, Canada. Michelle Olding

PANEL 29: Cannabis policy in Latin America and the Caribbean
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The cannabis kaleidoscope in the Americas: Examining various policy regimes. Marya Hynes/Pernell Clarke

Industry regulation as a platform for human rights: the case of cannabis in Mexico. Justin Bogda

Where there is smoke, there is fire? Making sense of the failure of cannabis reform in Chile. Jonas Von Hoffmann

The legislative process of the regulation of marijuana in Mexico: resistances, impulses and pressure groups. Jorge Javier Romero Vadillo



5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Annual Membership Meeting

7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
SPECIAL DINNER/Franz Trautman Lecture



8 am to 3 pm
Registration

8 am to 8:30 am
Coffee Break

8:30 am to 10 am
 
Room
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SESSION 1

PANEL 30: Valuing Use
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Patient legitimacy strategies and the multiple stigmas of medical cannabis. Michelle Newhart

'Everybody is broken': Developing an evolved concept of agency with people engaged in harmful methamphetamine use. Samuel Brookfield

Understanding self-defined medicinal cannabis use: an examination of user profiles and patterns of use. Frederique Bawin


PANEL 31: Regulation in the U.S. and Canada
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'Making Politics Visible': The legalization of cannabis in Canada. Line Beauchesne

The evolving U.S. State approaches to taxing cannabis: What we can learn by examining purchase and sales limits. Rosalie Liccardo Pacula

Cannabis legalization in Canada: The drug dealers' perspective. David Decary-Hetu

Cannabis potency tax feasibility study: a report for the Washington state liquor and cannabis board. Samuel Hampsher-Monk


PANEL 32: Sexual practices, stigmatization and drug use
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Police violence against female sex workers who inject drugs at the Mexico-US border: The limits of decriminalization in advancing health and human rights of vulnerable groups. Brooke S. West

Beyond risk, harm and impairment: complicating the narrative around intoxication and sexual practice. Alexandra Aldridge

'I am not fit to be clean': Introjection of stigmatization after punitive drug policy measures among women who inject drugs in Tijuana. Claudia Rafful



10:10 am to 11:30 am
 
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SESSION 2

PANEL 33: Measuring the environmental impacts of drugs and drug policies
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How coca cultivation is driving deforestation in Colombia: Understanding linkages and finding answers through sustainable development. Hector Fabio Santos Duarte

Coca, protected areas, and alternative development: Challenges and opportunities to reconcile environmental protection and drug policy in Colombia. Jose Luis Bernal

From strong leaderships to active community engagement: Effective resistance to illicit economies in collective territories. Maria Alejandra Velez


PANEL 34: Evidence informed Alcohol and Drug Policy reforms in India: Implications of the epidemiological data
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A road map for evidence-informed drug supply control response to India. Atul Ambekar

Magnitude of drug use in India and the existing policy and program framework for response. Alok Agrawal

The legally regulated market for Bhang (Cannabis leaves) in India: Should it be extended to other cannabis products? Arguments for and against in the light of recent data. Gayatri Bhatia


PANEL 35: Blurring distinctions in the war on drugs
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Can organized criminal violence be classified as an armed conflict in the sense of International Humanitarian Law? Pablo Kalmanovitz

Governing quasi-licit 'ganja' on the modern Caribbean plantation. Matthew Bishop

State agents and members of organized crime in Mexico: spot the difference. Javier Trevino Rangel

Illicit crops: An incentive's war. Juan David Gelvez Ferreira

PANEL 36: Drug policy history
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The long dure: Imperial drug economies, development and the search for alternatives in Asia from colonialism to decolonisation. John Collins

Back to normal: lessons from the 1969 opium regulation programme in Iran. Maziyar Ghiabi

Is my country prohibitionist? A cross-country leximetric analysis of drug policy. Goncalves, Ricardo/Ana Lourenco

11:30 pm to 12 pm
BREAK
12 pm to 1 pm
 
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MINI SESSION

PANEL 37: Drug related homicides
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Gendered changes in homicide patterns in Mexico. Estefania Vela Barba

Diversification of drug-trafficking organizations: oil theft and criminal violence in Mexico. Edgar Franco Vivanco

Beyond criminal justice system reforms: the importance of human rights in the effectiveness of criminal prosecution of homicides in Latin America. Maria de Lourdes Velasco Dominguez
PANEL 38: Drug policies in Latin American Countries
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The war on drugs: why numbers matter. Economics of illegal drug markets, a case study on quantitative and economic methods in Mexico. Matthias Christian Brickel

One size does not fit all: Issues in the establishment of a therapeutic cannabis market under Jamaica's Dangerous Drugs Amendment Act 2015. Marta Rychert

The effective social control program for the coca leaf in Bolivia: the experience of harm reduction for producers in Chapare. Daniela Carolina Ochoa Ovando
PANEL 39: New psychoactive substances and cryptomarkets
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Actors are doing it for themselves: modes of self-regulation in cryptomarkets. Meropi Tzanetakis

New psychoactive substances and drug policy in Central and Eastern European countries. Artur Malczewski

The Mancunian Way: An evidence-based policy and practice response to novel psychoactive substances and other emergent drug trends. Rob Ralphs
PANEL 40: Assessing the evidence: Is the quality of drug use data good enough to drive drug policy?
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Assessing the evidence: Is the quality of drug use data good enough to drive drug policy? Angela Me

Drug consumption in Mexico. Alejandra Rios 

Assessing cannabis legalization in Quebec: The development of a public health evaluation framework and its methodological issues and challenges. Francois Gagnon


1 pm to 1:40 pm
BOX LUNCH
1:40 pm to 2:40 pm
Keynote Speaker Ricardo Raphael,

'Drug Policy as the Inception of the State’s Criminal Nemesis'

2:40 pm to 3 pm
CONCLUDING REMARKS