2019 Contemporary Drug Problems Conference

Burnet Institute Head of Public Health Professor Mark Stoové is a member of the organising committee for the fifth Contemporary Drug Problems Conference (CDP), to be held in Prato, Italy from 4-6 September 2019.

The theme for this year’s conference is Rethinking ‘Change’: New Theories, New Topics, New Questions, New Methods.

Building on CDP’s previous conferences, which have opened up questions of how drugs are problematised; how the complexity of drug use can be attended to; how drug use might be understood as event, assemblage or phenomenon; and how drugs and their effects are constituted in various forms of practice, the 2019 conference seeks submissions for presentations that re-imagine the notion and focus of ‘change’.

The program will feature a mix of keynote presentations and concurrent streams. Presentations will run for 20 minutes to be followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

To submit an abstract or for more information, click here.

Date & Time

Wednesday, 4 September, 2019 – Friday, 6 September, 2019


Monash University Prato Centre,
Via Pugliesi, 26,
59100 Prato PO,

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Contact Details

For more information about this event, please contact:

Professor Mark A Stoové

Head of Public Health




[email protected]