ISSDP 2018 Call for papers, panels and workshops

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The 12th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP) will be held in Vancouver, Canada on 16-18 May, 2018. The conference is hosted by Simon Fraser University's School of Criminology.

Full conference details can be found at

Submission process: papers, panels, workshops

  • Submissions open: October 31 2017
  • Submissions close: January 11 2018

All submissions are peer reviewed, and decisions will be provided by the first week of February 2018. A Paper presentation (15 mins); A Panel session (3-4 speakers on the same topic, 1.5 hours);
A link to submit your abstract will be available here in November 2017
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.
We invite abstracts on all aspects of drug policy, but particularly on the conference themes. The conference themes this year include:
- Regulatory options and policy alternatives for currently illicit drugs
- The opioid crisis
- Diversity in drug policy: accommodating ethnicity, class, gender and culture
- Comparative policy analyses
- Relations between drug policies on international, national and local levels
- The role of different kinds of stakeholders and their position in drug policy
- Drug supply and suppliers
- Policies towards non-medical uses of prescription drugs

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