SUBMISSION ARE CLOSED – The decision of the Scientific Committee will be available March 4th, 2019
The ISSDP Conference is a unique occasion to present your latest findings to an intellectually engaged, diverse and dedicated scholarly community, and to immerse yourself in the state of the art research across the full spectrum of drug policy research, with the participation of leading international scholars.
Researchers and/or practitioners interested in contributing scholarly papers that advance future thinking regarding the development, assessment, or evolution of drug policy locally, nationally or internationally are encouraged to submit abstracts.
Dates to remember
Submissions open: December 15th, 2018
Submissions close: February 10th, 2019
Decision of Scientific Committee March 4th, 2019
Complete Written papers (2500 to 4000 words) for selected abstracts deadline April 22nd 2019
Submission process: papers, panels, workshops
Participants may present only one paper, although they may be a contributing author on more than one.
All submissions are peer reviewed, and decisions will be provided by the beginning of March 2019:
Paper presentation (15 min):
– To be submitted through the website
– Provide 1 structured abstract of 2 500 signs maximum (roughly 350 words)
– Papers provide an opportunity to present original research findings related to any of the conference themes or other drug policy topics.
– The presentation slots are 15 minutes,
– A written version of your paper will need to be provided to in advance of the conference. Expectation is that participants will have read the paper and hence the oral presentation focuses on key findings and then opportunity for discussion.
Panel session (3-4 speakers on the same topic, 1.5 hours)
– To be submitted through the website
– Provide 3-4 abstracts (1 per speaker) around a central theme, with a chairperson nominated by you, who will coordinate and oversee the panel, including the discussion components of the panel session.
– In all your submission, please use structured abstract headings (e.g. introduction, methods, results, discussion) for your 200-400 words abstract. If accepted, your abstract will appear as you have submitted it, in the book of abstracts.
Workshop Session (Interactive Session 1,5 hours)
– Interactive session, please send your proposal at firstname.lastname@example.org
– These are highly interactive, drug policy research skills-focused sessions, open to all registered participants, with numbers capped at the workshop convenor’s request.
– Workshops will be interactive and skills-based, and are 1.5 hours in length. They do not involve didactic presentations.
– Please provide a description of the aims of the workshop, along with an outline of the interactive, skills sharing training that will occur in the workshop.
All submissions (papers, panels and workshops) are peer reviewed by the Scientific Committee and its members’ scores are used to then select the successful submissions. Those selected to present are required to register for the conference. Participants may present only one paper/panel/Workshop, although they may be a contributing author on more than one.
We invite abstracts on all aspects of drug policy, but particularly on the conference themes. The conference themes this year include:
– Theories in drug policy
– Harm reduction epistemologies
– Comparative policy analyses
– Methodological innovation in drug policy analysis
– Regulatory options and policy alternatives for currently illicit drugs
– Diversity in drug policy: accommodating ethnicity, class, gender and culture
– Globalization and relationships between South and North. Drugs and development
– Interrelationships between drug policy and social policy
– Synergies and conflicts between drug policy at the local, national and international level
– The role of different kinds of stakeholders and their position in drug policy
– Peer engagement/user involvement in drug policy
– Drug supply and suppliers, internet markets for drugs
– Opioid use and responses – Opioid crisis
– Cannabis regulation models
– New Psychoactive Drugs
Up to three abstracts that are submitted by doctoral students who apply for the scholarship will be selected by the conference organising committee. Successful applicants will receive a bursary of up to €900 to pay for travel and subsistence expenses associated with the conference as well as free registration to the conference (which includes meals and refreshments that are included in the conference package for all participants).
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR RESEARCHERS FROM LOW- OR MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES
Up to three abstracts that are submitted by researchers from low- or middle-income countries (see list at http://www.oecd.org/dac/financing-sustainable-development/development-finance-standards/DAC_List_ODA_Recipients2014to2017_flows_En.pdf) who apply for the scholarship will be selected by the conference organizing committee. Successful applicants will receive a bursary of up to €900 to pay for travel and subsistence expenses associated with the conference as well as free registration to the conference (which includes meals and refreshments that are included in the conference package for all participants). Higher amounts may be paid to scholars from countries that are very far from France, to be agreed in discussion with the ISSDP board.