Freitag, 25. September 2020, 10:00 - 16:45 iCal

European Society for Social Drug Research (ESSD)

31st Annual Conference of the European Society for Social Drug Research 2020 Online

*, * Vienna


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Donnerstag, 24. September 2020, 10:00 - 16:45

The European Society for Social Drug Research (ESSD) was founded in 1990 to promote social science approaches to drugs research, with special reference to the situation in Europe (


The 31st Annual Conference of the European Society for Social Drug Research (ESSD) will be hald as an online event. It will focus on a variety of themes including drug related implications of COVID-19, new trends in drug use and digitisation of drug markets. Additionally, there will be presentations on theories and concepts for drug policy. Lastly, methods in drug research and ethical challenges in drug research will be discussed.




Day 1 - 24 September


# Session 1: New trends in drug use

Chair: Bernd Werse (Goethe University Frankfurt)

# Session 2: Drug use related implications of COVID-19

Chair: Vibeke A. Frank (Aarhus University)

# Session 3: Methods and ethics

Chair: Tom Decorte (Ghent University)

# Session 4: Cannabis: Innovative approaches

Chair: Angus Bancroft (University of Edinburgh)

# Session 5: Drug market dynamics in relation to COVID-19

Chair: Gary Potter (Lancaster University)


Day 2 - 25 September


# Session 6: Digitisation of drug markets

Chair: Judith Aldridge (University of Manchester)

# Session 7: Theoretical approaches towards drug use and policing

Chair: Agnese Zīle-Veisberga (Ministry of the Interior of Latvia)

# Session 8: Drug services challenges due to COVID-19

Chair: Jessica Storbjörk (Stockholm University)

# Session 9: Patterns of drug use and using careers

Chair: Susana Henriques (Universidade Aberta, CIES-IUL)

# Session 10: Drug policy: Critical reflections

Chair: Moritz Rosenkranz (University of Hamburg)


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