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CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

Organising Committee:

Dr Ornella Corazza
University of Hertfordshire

Prof Giuseppe Bersani
Sapienza University of Rome

Dr Andres Roman-Urrestarazu
Maastricht University 

Scientific Committee:

Dr Ornella Corazza (Chair)
University of Hertfordshire

Dr Roumen Sedefov
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

Dr Ana Gallegos
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

Dr Justice Tettey
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Martin Raithelhuber
United Nation Office on Drugs and Crime

Prof Fabrizio Schifano
University of Hertfordshire

Prof Giuseppe Bersani
Sapienza University of Rome

Prof Zsolt Demotrovics
Eötvös Loránd University

Prof Giovanni Martinotti
University of Chieti-Pescara

Dr Olivier Rabin
World Anti-Doping Agency

Prof Andy Parrott
Swansea University

Dr Andres Roman-Urrestarazu
Maastricht University

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INVITED SPEAKERS

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

VENUE LOCATION

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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

We are pleased to announce that the VI International Conference on Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) will be held on 8th – 9th April 2019 at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands.

The first five International Conferences on Novel Psychoactive Substances, held in Budapest (2012; 2015), Swansea (2013), Rome (2014), Vienna (2017) were extremely successful events to share knowledge and strengthen collaboration on NPS among multidisciplinary professionals at the international level.

The conference is jointly organised by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), University of Hertfordshire, University of Maastricht and Sapienza University of Rome.

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THE MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THIS CONFERENCE ARE:

  • Sharing evidence-based information on NPS and latest trends of misuse;

  • Improving understanding of clinical treatment and management of NPS use;

  • Exploring policy and legislative responses to NPS;

  • Developing innovative prevention measures for vulnerable individuals;

  • Identifying public health implications of NPS;

  • Exploring motivations and socio-cultural factors underlying NPS use;

  • Networking and providing the opportunity to meet leading experts in the field.

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CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

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Please refer to the conference programme for the full list of speakers

Dr Justice Tettey
Dr Ornella Corazza
Dr Roumen Sedefov
Dr Olivier Rabin
Prof Sir Robin Murray
Dr Andres Roman-Urrestarazu
Dr Marie Claire Van Hout
Prof Fabrizio Schifano
Dr Aviv M. Weinstein
Dr Owen Bowden-Jones
Prof Giovanni Martinotti
Prof Andy Parrott
Prof Giuseppe Bersani
Prof Declan Naughton
Martin Raithelhuber
Dr Mariya Prilutskaya
Dr Abu Shafi
Prof Paul Dargan
Dr Rita Santacroce
Dr Claudio Imperatori
Dr Francesco Saverio Bersani
Prof Gaetano Di Chiara
Dr Katja Pihlainen
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PROGRAMME

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CONFERENCE VENUE

The VI International Conference on Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) will be held on 8th – 9th April 2019 at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands.

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HOTEL RATES IN VIENNA

Please make you booking as soon as possible as availability is limited.

Hotel room rates include breakfast, services and taxes unless otherwise mentioned. Rates effective 01 January 2015.

Please make hotel reservations directly with your preferred Hotel.

HOTEL MELIA VIENNA

Donau-City-Strasse 7

1220 Vienna

Tel: +43 90104-20141

5 minutes walk to VIC

Subway stop: U1/Kaisermuehlen

All major credit cards accepted

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SINGLE ROOM

EUR 110

DOUBLE ROOM

EUR 110

HOTEL NH DANUBE CITY

Wagramerstrasse 21

1220 Vienna

Tel: +43 1260 200

Subway stop: U1/Alte Donau

All major credit cards accepted

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SINGLE ROOM

EUR 99

DOUBLE ROOM

EUR 119

IBIS BUDGET WIEN MESSE

Lassellestrasse 7

1220 Vienna

Tel: +43 1 2120424

Subway stop: U1/Praterstern

All major credit cards accepted

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SINGLE ROOM

FROM/ EUR  45

(room only)

(rate according to season)

Free Internet

Breakfast EUR 6.90 per pers

DOUBLE ROOM

FROM /EUR45

(room only)

Please note that a credit card with expiry date is needed for your room reservation as guarantee.

Most rooms will be reserved till 16:00 pm on the day of arrival.  Please note, that there will be a no-show charge of  one night rate if confirmed reservation is not cancelled on time.

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