Purpose and Programs
Prevention and treatment of drug abuse are common problems faced by most countries in Asia and nearly all other societies in the world. The multifaceted problems required multiple approaches. Government agencies, non-governmental organizations, practitioners and academic scholars across the region have developed many social and psychological programs to combat drug abuse. Criminal justice agencies have also played an important role in preventing and controlling drug use and abuse. Despite these efforts, significant challenges remain. The main purpose of this conference is to bring together government officials and policymakers, leading scholars, substance abuse treatment providers, and criminal justice practitioners from Asian countries to discuss opportunities, strategies, and challenges in building effective substance abuse prevention and treatment programs. While it focuses on Asia, the conference also aims at facilitating more broadly based international collaboration. Much can be learned from the insights and experiences of scholars and professionals who are involved in substance abuse research and programs elsewhere in the world and from scientific evidence accumulated through research and program evaluations. Therefore, we will also welcome participants from other parts of the world who will bring international or comparative perspectives on substance abuse prevention and treatment or who will share information about effective criminal justice responses to drug abuse in non-Asian countries.
The conference will focus on social, psychological and criminal justice approaches to drug abuse prevention and treatment. To be more specific, the subthemes of the conference are as follows:
1. Types, distributions, and trends of substance abuse
2. Causes and consequences of substance abuse
3. Prevention and treatment of substance abuse
4. Correlates of substance abuse and crime
5. Drugs and the criminal justice system
6. Anti-drug Cooperation among Asian countries
7. Scientific advancement and methodology
Organizers and Sponsors
Asian Association for Substance Abuse Research, University of Macau, Macau Foundation, etc.
Conference Location and Schedule
University of Macau, Macao, China
November 8, 2015 (Sunday) Arrival & Registration
November 9-10, 2015 (Monday-Tuesday) Events & Activities
English and Chinese. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided during presentation sessions.
Registration fees can be paid either online at www.lessdrugs.org or onsite at the meeting. Prices are as follows:
|AASAR member: USD125 (CNY800)||AASAR student member: USD20 (CNY100)|
|Non-member: USD160 (CNY1000)||Non-member student: USD25 (CNY150)|
Participants who pay the registration fee by bank transfer before October 1, 2015 will receive a 10% discount.
SWIFT Code: ICBKMOMX
Account Name: Asian Association for Substance Abuse Research
Account Number: 0119000500002478457（MOP）
All abstracts or papers must be submitted either on-line through the AASAR website at www.lessdrugs.org or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 August 30, 2015.
Paper Submission and Publication
Participants who submit a full paper will be given priority in conference presentation. Author(s) whose abstract/paper is selected for presentation will receive an official notification by
September 10, 2015. Papers submitted to the conference will be published in a special journal issue or an edited book.
Karen Ye: (853)62708180 / (86)13926930314;
Tina Tang: (853)63869526 / (86)18063869526;
Xiaohua Zhang: (853)63864259/ (86)18063864259
For more information, please visit the website of AASAR: www. lessdrugs.org.
Asian Association for Substance Abuse Research
University of Macau
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