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This conference newsletter will keep you updated on new and relevant developments regarding LxAddictions 2019 (23-25 October 2019).

Spotlight on big debates

The Lisbon Addictions team has been working hard to put together a conference programme that will showcase cutting-edge research to help characterise, understand and respond to addiction and addictive behaviours.

Be prepared for three days packed with high-level content; packages of topical strands, sessions and guided poster tours developed by our co-producers, along with networking opportunities during the lunches, the opening cocktail and conference dinner.

We are thrilled to announce a series of big debates this year, with one scheduled at the end of each day. The debates, involving audience participation, will be led by a professional moderator and the panel members will be announced soon!

The topics under debate will be:

  • Will changes in cannabis policy result in greater costs or greater benefits?
  • Industry friend of foe? Can industry contribute to better addiction science, policy, and actions?
  • Is there sufficient participation of civil society and effected communities in shaping drug policies and drug services?

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Update on keynote speakers
Eilish Gilvarry is President of the Society for the Study of Addictions. Eilish has been involved with addictions services in the UK for many years, with a particular interest in young people. In 2010 she chaired a review of injectables treatment for drug users, was a member of the NICE guidelines on clinical management of alcohol related physical complications and also a member of the NICE guidelines on management of alcohol harm and dependence. Eilish has edited a number of books, published widely and is currently involved in research particularly with young people and brief interventions for alcohol misusers.
Antoni Gual is a psychiatrist, Head of the Addictions Unit at the Neurosciences Institute, Clinic Hospital, University of Barcelona, Spain, and also acts as Alcohol Consultant at the Health Department of Catalonia. He is the coordinator of several EU-funded projects (Alice Rap, Odhin, Amphora, Leader, Twist) and has been involved in several European research projects in the areas of Public Health and clinical trials. He is Vice President of the International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol Problems (INEBRIA), former President of the European Federation of Addiction Scientific Societies (EUFAS) and former President of the Spanish Scientific Society for the Study of Alcohol and Alcoholism.
Angela Morelli is an Italian information designer based in Norway. She is CEO and co-founder of InfoDesignLab. She gained her MA in Communication Design from Central St Martins University in London, where she specialised in Information Design. Angela serves as an ambassador for virtual water and water footprint research, and was named a 2012 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Kevin Sabet is the President of SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) and former three-time White House Office of National Drug Control Policy advisor, having been the only person appointed to that office by both a Republican and Democrat. He is also Affiliated Fellow at Yale University, New York, USA.
Learn more about our keynote speakers >>
Late-breaking abstracts
The call for submitting late-breaking abstracts will open 15 June and close on 30 June. Only a limited number of abstracts will be accepted. Please check our website for more details.
Don’t miss deadlines!
  • 31 May 2019: Notification to authors – Presenters of accepted abstracts will have two weeks from notice of acceptance to register for the conference, paying the early-bird fee (EUR 400).
  • 29 June 2019: Deadline for late-breaking abstracts
  • 30 June 2019: Deadline for regular registration (EUR 500)
  • 1 July–25 October 2019: Late registration (online and on-site – EUR 600)
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