International Conference on Novel Psychoactive Substances

We are pleased to announce that the Forth International Conference on Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS):“NPS and Behavioural Addiction” will be held on 30th – 31st May 2016 in Budapest, Hungary.

The first three International Conferences on Novel Psychoactive Substances, respectively held in Budapest Swansea and Rome in 2012, 2013 and 2014, were extremely successful occasions to share knowledge and strengthen collaboration among multidisciplinary professionals. We are therefore delighted to announce the upcoming 4th International Conference on Novel Psychoactive Substances, that will take place in Budapest on May 30th-31th 2016.

It is being jointly organized by the University of Hertfordshire, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), “Sapienza” University of Rome, and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the University of Chieti-Pescara.

The main objectives of this conference are:

  • Sharing accurate, evidence-based information on NPS and latest trends of misuse;
  • Improving understanding of treatment and management approaches for patients with levels of clinical and/or behavioural toxicity associated with NPS use;
  • Assessing psychiatric consequences of NPS use and related behavioural addictions;
  • Developing innovative prevention measures especially for vulnerable individuals;
  • Raising awareness and contributing to the development of effective prevention messages;
  • Exploring socio-cultural factors underlying risky behaviours;
  • Contributing to the development of an international platform and other technological solutions for rapid information sharing;
  • Defying new strategies to prevent the diffusion of NPS in society;
  • Networking and providing the opportunity to meet renowned experts in the field

Organising Committee:

Dr Ornella Corazza, University of Hertfordshire

Cheri Hunter, University of Hertfordshire

Prof Giuseppe Bersani, Sapienza University of Rome

Prof Zsolt Demetrovics, Eötvös Loránd University

Online streaming:

Cheri Hunter, University of Hertfordshire

Billy Liu, University of Hertfordshire

Kathryn Blay, University of Hertfordshire

Scientific Committee:

Paul Griffiths, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

Dr Roumen Sedefov, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

Dr Ana Gallegos, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

Dr Ornella Corazza, University of Hertfordshire

Prof Fabrizio Schifano, University of Hertfordshire

John Corkery, University of Hertfordshire

Prof Giuseppe Bersani, Sapienza University of Rome

Prof Franscesco Botre’, Sapienza University of Rome

Prof Zsolt Demotrovics, Eötvös Loránd University

Dr Giovanni Martinotti, University of Chieti-Pescara

Dr Olivier Rabin, World Anti-Doping Agency

Dr Andy Parrott, Swansea University

Dr Justice Tettey, United Nation Office on Drugs and Crime