Novel Psychoactive Substances Symposium
Nov. 17, 2020 - Nov. 19, 2020
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4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC
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We are pleased to announce the VII International Conference on Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) will be held November 17 – 19, 2020 in Washington, DC.
The 2020 conference is jointly organized by the CFSRE, 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), and the University of Hertfordshire.
The two day scientific meeting program will be preceded on November 17th by a series of half day workshops covering clinical, treatment or toxicological topics. This is an excellent opportunity for networking and problem solving in an interactive environment. There is an additional charge to participate in one of these workshops.
- Sharing evidence based information on NPS, including fentanyl and derivatives
- Improving understanding of clinical treatment and management of NPS use
- Exploring policy and legislative responses to NPS
- Developing innovative prevention measures for vulnerable individuals
- Sharing analytical approaches to NPS detection and identification
- Exploring motivations and socio-cultural factors underlying NPS use
- Networking and providing the opportunity meet leading experts in the field
Please visit www.nps2020.org for more information!
Workshops will all take place Tuesday November 17th, 1:00 – 4:30pm
Analytical Toxicology and Pharmacology of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS)
Facilitator: Donna Papsun, NMS Labs
A half-day workshop aimed at providing a cradle-to-grave perspective on topics related to laboratory based identification of NPS. The workshop will cover analytical approaches for the identification, characterization, and confirmation of NPS in seized drugs and toxicology samples, considerations in the preparation of standard reference materials, metabolite and biomarker discovery, and determination of receptor binding and pharmacological activity of new substances, from leaders in the field of forensic toxicology and pharmacology. Online material and podcasts will be also available.
Clinical Management of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) Intoxication and Addiction
Facilitator: Dr Antonio Metastasio
A half-day workshop aimed at updating clinicians and first responders on the clinical management of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) intoxication. The different presentations will focus on the most recent advances in the classification of the main NPS and on the clinical (acute and chronic) effects of the NPS. Approaches to clinical management will be discussed using interactive clinical cases. Online material and podcasts will be also available.
Intervention, Risks and Harms of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS)
Facilitator: Prof dr Giovanni Martinotti
A half-day workshop aimed to educate clinicians, researchers and policy makers on the epidemiology, economics and social and behavioral harms of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS). The different sessions will focus on the most recent updates on the prevalence and risks associated with NPS and present best practice models of risk and harm prevention strategies. Clinical studies will be presented that define behavioral and cognitive effects of the NPS in laboratory and naturalistic settings. Online material and podcasts will be also available.
- WORKSHOP 1 – Analytical Toxicology and Pharmacology of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS)
- WORKSHOP 2 – Clinical Management of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) Intoxication and Addiction
- WORKSHOP 3 – Interventions, Risks, and Harms of Novel Psychoactive Substances
- NPS use settings, experience, and trends
- Detection, identification & characterization
- NPS pharmacology and toxicology
- Prevention, harm reduction, treatment & clinical management
- Performance and image enhancing drugs
- Early warning systems and toxicovigilance
- Monitoring new psychoactive substance markets
- Policy & legislation
Hotels and Travel Information
Attendees are responsible for their own travel and hotel accommodations.
The most accessible airport is the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
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