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

#LxAddictions19 — only 5 weeks left!

We are working hard to put together a very ambitious programme: more than 150 parallel sessions in addition to keynote presentations, big debates, poster tours and side events. The complete programme will be launched on the website and the LxAddictions19 app shortly — we will of course inform you through the newsletter, website and social media channels about the launch.

The programme and all its details will help you to build your own agenda, so that you don’t miss out on any of your favourite sessions, presentations, speakers or tracks.

Speakers and session chairs who need to know the date and time slot of their sessions now, please contact us at

Big debates
Take part in the big debates at LxAddictions19 and suggest questions for the following discussion panels:
  • Will changes in cannabis policy result in greater costs or greater benefits?
  • Industry friend or foe? Can industry contribute to better addiction science, policy, and actions?
  • How do we get greater involvement of civil society and affected communities in shaping addiction research, policies and practices?
Send your thoughts to
Update on keynote speakers
Tony Duffin is Chief Executive Officer of the Ana Liffey Drug Project, a Dublin-based non-profit organisation which advocates for a health-based, harm-reductive approach to the issues of drug-use and drug policy in Ireland. First established in 1982, the Ana Liffey Drug Project offers services to people who use drugs in the Dublin, Mid-West and North-East regions of the country.
Sir Robin Murray is Professor of Psychiatric Research at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Kings College, and indeed has spent most of his working life there apart from one year at NIMH in the USA. His particular interest is in psychosis. He was one of the first to suggest that schizophrenia was in part a neurodevelopmental disorder, and he and his colleagues have contributed to the understanding that environmental factors such as obstetric events, drug abuse and social adversity dysregulate striatal dopamine and thus increase the risk of psychosis. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2010 and received a knighthood in 2011.
Professor Sir John Strang is a medic and an academic and has an active interest in the contribution science can make to better public policy and practice. He is Director of the National Addiction Centre (NAC) and Head of the Addictions Department at King’s College London. He leads the new theme investigating ‘Lifestyle Substance Use & Harms’ as part of the new Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) in Mental Health and has also been selected as an NIHR Senior Investigator.
Learn more about our keynote speakers >>
Getting ready
Getting ready for your stay in Lisbon in October? Now is the time to book your ticket and secure a hotel room! Accommodation fills up quickly in Lisbon…
Please contact if you need assistance with your travel arrangements and read the practical information available on our website.
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