Third international multi-disciplinary forum on new drugs (27-28 June 2013)


Leading European and international experts will meet in Lisbon from 27-28 June for the Third international multidisciplinary forum on new drugs, jointly organised by the EMCDDA and Europol.

Significant developments in this field since the 2011 forum have seen it evolve into a complex challenge for scientists, law enforcement and policy makers. This year, experts from a wide range of disciplines will be invited to discuss global developments in the new drugs field including emerging trends and pioneering legislative approaches.

In the wake of the significant increase in the number of new psychoactive substances notified in the EU, this year's forum will focus on methods and mechanisms to monitor new substances and emerging trends. Given the current economic climate, the event will explore, among others, how centralised efforts can provide added value at national level.

The forum will be held in conjunction with the 13th annual meeting of the Reitox early-warning system network and the 2nd Law Enforcement meeting on New Psychoactive Substances.