The Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference is pleased to announce Associate Professor Lucinda Burns, Senior Lecturer, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales as a Keynote Speaker at this important event.
The conference will address the treatment and recovery of alcohol, other drugs and behavioural addictions and is hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association (ANZMH).
Presentation Title: Drug trends in Australia: Past, present and future
Current technology is highly advanced and continues to evolve. These developments are reflected in the changing nature of drug trends with respect to both the production and use of illicit substances, internationally and domestically. This talk will discuss these changes in the context of Australian drug trends and note what this may mean for the future.
Dr Lucinda (Lucy) Burns is Associate Professor at NDARC and Manager of Australia’s national drug monitoring programs – the Illicit Drug Reporting System, the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System, the National Illicit Drugs Indicator Project and the Drugs and the Internet project. She holds a Master of Public Health, PhD and Graduate Certificate in Health Policy.
Her research interests include drug monitoring and surveillance systems; drug and alcohol treatment and the epidemiology of alcohol and other drug use, with a focus on particularly vulnerable populations.