V International Conference on Novel Psychoactive Substances (UNODC Headquarters in Vienna, Austria)

Monday, 23rd October 2017 to Tuesday, 24th October 2017

The V International Conference on Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) will be held on 23-24 October 2017 at the United Nation Office in Vienna, Austria. The first four International Conferences on Novel Psychoactive Substances, held in Budapest (2012; 2015) Swansea (2013) and Rome (2014), were 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 and Sapienza University of Rome.

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.