10th Novel Psychoactive Substances Conference
November 2023 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The 10th event was organized by the International Society for the Study of Emerging Drugs (ISSED), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the University of Hertfordshire (UH). The key organizer - The International Society for the Study of Emerging Drugs (ISSED) is an organization established to unite the world’s multidisciplinary leaders on Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS), emerging substances, and associated trends in regularized discourse, partnership and study, with a goal to develop innovative strategies for interventions, while counteracting the threat posed by NPS and emergent substances in society. The central theme of this year's conference was the treatment of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NSP) and their possible intersections with anti-doping initiatives. The majority of attendees included psychiatrists, scholars, and toxicologists, many of whom held high-profile positions, such as Owen Bowden￾Jones. However, the event suffered from a lack of representation from community organizations, members, and individuals who are directly affected by Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS).

Read the conference report (PDF) here.