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Annual Meeting of Asian Association for Substance Abuse Research 2017


Antidrug Challenges and Opportunities in the Frontiers of One Belt One Road


Purpose and Programs


The 5th annual meeting of Asian Association for Substance Abuse Research (AASAR) will take place on November 28 to November 30, 2017 in several locations in Yunnan Province of China near the Golden Triangle, one of the most beautiful areas in the world but also a region historically known for rampant drug trade. The meeting is jointly organized by AASAR, The Research & Support Center for Narcotics Control and AIDS Prevention of Yunnan University, and Chinese Association of Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment, Chapter of Medicine Maintenance Therapy. In addition to meeting sessions hosted in Kunming for scholarly presentations and reports, the association will also organize field trips to the border region between China and Myanmar for attendees to gain firsthand experiences of efforts made by government agencies to suppress drug trafficking activities and to prevent and treat drug abuse. The theme of this year’s meeting focuses on drug issues in the frontier regions of the “One Belt One Road” development.


As one of the most significant and far-reaching campaigns launched in China, the major goal of the "One Belt One Road” initiative is to deepen multilateral cooperation and to reap mutual benefits by taking advantage of the complementary resources of the host countries along the Belt and Road. The initiative has received positive responses internationally but significant challenges remain, especially in the area of international cooperation in antidrug efforts along the frontiers of the new trade routes. In recent years, as new drug problems and trends emerged across geographical boundaries, Asian countries have increasingly come to the realization that cross-regional and cross-national cooperation is needed to tackle drug abuse problems effectively. Within the broad framework of the “One Belt One Road” initiative, this conference seeks to promote international dialogue on drug-related issues and to advance international cooperation in substance abuse research and practices.



Subject Areas

The conference will focus on the following subjects:

1. Causes and distribution of substance abuse

2. Prevention and treatment of substance abuse

3. Drugs and crime

4. Drug prevention, education and legislation

6. Adolescent substance abuse

7. “One Belt One Road” and antidrug international cooperation


Conference Location and Schedule


Yun'an Huidu Hotel, Kunming, Yunnan



     November 27, 2017                                 Arrival & Registration

     November 28-30, 2017                           Events



        English and Chinese. On-site translation will be provided during presentation sessions as needed.


Registration Fees

        Registration fees can be paid either by bank transfer or onsite at the meeting. Prices are as follows:

        Individual attendance: 1600 RMB

        Non-individual attandence:1800 RMB

        Student: 1000 RMB

Bank Name: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Macau), Hoi Wan Branch


Account Name: Asian Association for Substance Abuse Research

Account Number: 0119000500002478457(MOP)



Registration and Abstract/Paper Submission

     Hotel Reservation must be submitted with registration form through sending email to before October 10, 2017.

    All abstracts or papers must be submitted either on-line through the AASAR website at or by email to Submission for conference presentation must include a title and abstract of no more than 250 words, along with author information. The deadline for abstract/paper submission is October 31, 2017.


Paper Submission and Publication

        Participants who submit a full paper will be given priority for conference presentation. Author(s) whose abstract/paper is selected for presentation will receive an official notification by November 10, 2017. Papers submitted to the conference will be selected for publication in a special journal issue or an edited book.


Best Paper Awards


        The meeting organizers will select 5-10 papers for Best Paper Awards. To be eligible for a Best Paper Award, the lead author must be 45 years old or younger. The Paper can be in either English or Chinese. Chinese papers should be no longer than 7,000 words while English papers should not exceed 30 pages (double-spaced). Papers submitted for the award must have not been published previously.



The conference office in Yunnan

        Zhang Ruimin(86)13908845853

        Wu Jiang(86)13888281124


The conference office in Macau

Liang Min: (853) 65705876 / (86) 15056998717;

Yiwei (Nemo) Xia: (853) 63876465 / (86) 18063876465;

Tzu-Hsuan (Sarah) Liu: (853) 63970586;



For more information, please visit the website of AASAR:



Research & Support Center for Narcotics Control and AIDS Prevention Yunnan University.

Asian Association for Substance Abuse Research

University of Macau

Chinese Association of Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment, Chapter of Medicine Maintenance Therapy


Attachment 1 - 3 - Call for Paper.docx

Attachment 4- Registration form.docx