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Call for Abstracts--7th Annual National Conference, “A Rising Revolution: Drug Policy Reform Around the Globe," Canadian Students For Sensible Drug Policy

Deadline January 5, 2015

Canadian Students For Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP) will be hosting its 7th Annual National Conference, “A Rising Revolution: Drug Policy Reform Around the Globe.”

February 27-March 1, 2015
Toronto, Ontario

The CSSDP Annual National Conference is the only national drug policy conference in Canada. In conjunction with the Toronto CSSDP Chapter, this interdisciplinary event will provide a platform for youth, students, researchers, service providers, people who use drugs, and allies to share ideas, exchange knowledge, and organize for future actions.

A Rising Revolution will discuss alternatives to prohibition including decriminalization, legalization, and regulation. There will also be a focus on evidence-based public health solutions, such as pragmatic harm reduction and treatment approaches. Some topics that will be covered during the conference include global drug policy reform, the international drug control regime (including the upcoming United Nation Special Session on Drugs in 2016), cannabis legalization and medicinal use, nightlife harm reduction, and studies of the use of psychedelic drugs in medicine.

CSSDP is now welcoming research-based abstracts for presentations and panel themes, as well as for a variety of alternative session formats including workshops, demonstrations, poster sessions and roundtable discussions.

All proposals should include:

  • Your information (name, contact information, and any organizational or academic affiliation(s))
  • Title and type of presentation
  • Abstract or short summary of ideas (300 words maximum)

Please send all completed submissions to by Monday, January 5, 2015. Please also send an email if you are interested in volunteering to assist in organizing the conference and/or during the weekend of the conference.