Welcome to the 9th Annual ISSDP Conference website

The ninth annual conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP) was held in Ghent, Belgium on 20-22 May, 2015. The conference was hosted by the Institute for Social Drug research (ISD) which is part of the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology of the Faculty of Law, Ghent University.

This conference website will remain accessible until the end of August 2015. It contains information about the program, the keynote speakers, the sponsors, the Scientific Program Committee, the conference papers (and how to access them), and the special themed issues of International Journal of Drug Policy related to the Ghent conference.

The team of the Institute for Social Drug Research (ISD) wishes to thank everybody who contributed to the 2015 conference: the ISSDP Board, the members of the Scientific Programme Committee, the sponsors, the chairs and discussants at the conference, the workshop convenors, and all presenting and non-presenting delegates.

The tenth ISSDP conference will be held in Sydney (Australia), on 16-18 May 2016. The ISSDP Conference is a unique occasion to present your latest findings to an intellectually engaged, diverse and dedicated scholarly community, and to immerse yourself in the state of the art across the full spectrum of drug policy research, with the participation of leading international scholars. Besides the plenary sessions, the ISSDP conference offers space for panel discussions, poster sessions, post-conference workshops, etc. We hope to see you all in Sydney!

Prof. Dr. Tom Decorte, Director of the Institute for Social Drug Research, Ghent University