Contemporary Drug Problems Conference – Prato 2019

Rethinking “Change”: New Theories, New Topics, New Questions, New Methods

5th Contemporary Drug Problems Conference

This is a reminder that the 5th Contemporary Drug Problems Conference will soon convene in Prato, Italy, from September 4-6, 2019.  The conference will critically explore and debate the issues posed when we re-imagine the notion and focus of ‘change’ in relation to drugs.

Confirmed keynote speakers are:

  • Fay Dennis, ECR keynote, Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London: “Mobilising Stasis: A Critical Orientation to Change”
  • Natasha Martin, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego: “Rethinking Hepatitis C Treatment and Prevention: How Modelling Is Informing the Change Required To Achieve Elimination among People Who Inject Drugs”
  • Kate Seear, Faculty of Law, Monash University: “On Law’s Fragility, Onto-advocacy and the Possibility of Change”

Further details on the conference theme, keynote and accepted presentations, venue, format, and registration are available at:  A draft program will be posted in the coming weeks.  Please consider attending!