Our new dates are confirmed!

The 14th ISSDP Conference will be held in Aguascalientes, Mexico on November 17-19, 2021. We hope to see you there!

14th Annual Conference

On behalf of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP), we would like to announce that our 14th Annual Conference, hosted by the Drug Policy Program of the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), will be held in Aguascalientes, Mexico (dates to be announced). This annual event is of interest to academics in the field of drug policy, as well as policymakers and decision-makers interested in drugs and drug policy.

The ISSDP is working in partnership with the IJDP, the official journal partner of the 14th annual conference. The 14th ISSDP Scientific Committee looks forward to receiving proposals in response to its call and will be more than happy to respond to inquiries from interested parties.

Keynote speakers


1.- Epidemiology and modeling of drug use and problematic drug use
2.- New psychoactive drugs
3.- Drug supply, with an interest in encrypted markets
4.- New theoretical and methodological approaches to drug dependence and treatment
5.- Harm reduction interventions on communities affected by the war on drugs with interest on experiences of farmers/producers
6.- Law enforcement practices accountability and control mechanism with an interest on marginalized populations and people who use drugs
7.- Law enforcement accountability or control mechanism
8.- Drug regulation, policy models, evaluation and methodology
9.- Human Rights and gender perspectives on drug policy and harm reduction
10.- Drug policy in Latin America and the Caribbean
11.- Others


Timely submission of papers is critical to the success of the conference. The conference procedures and timetable are as follows:

  • January 17th

    Deadline for Proposals

    By January 17th, 2020 at midnight (CST) authors should submit a 200- to 400-word proposal for their paper. The word count does not include the title or the topic(s) to be addressed.

  • February 21st

    Acceptance of Proposals

    All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee.

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    Early bird registration will open two months before the conference date and will remain open for a month. The initial date of regular registration will be announced as well.

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    Submission of Written Papers

    All authors are encouraged to submit the complete full written paper with a 200-word abstract.


    Presenting the Paper

    Presentation slots are around 15 minutes long. A written version of the paper will be provided to participants only via the 14th ISSDP Conference website before the conference.

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    ISSDP 2020

    During these days we will have three keynote speakers, different panels, poster presentations and workshops.

    *Remember you may attend the ISSDP 2020 even if you are not presenting a paper.