Month: October 2016

FINAL CONFERENCE OF THE EPS/NPS PROJECT ON 16th NOVEMBER 2016 AT FIELDER CENTRE HATFIELD, UK

“Novel psychoactive substances/NPS; clinical, pharmacological, analytical chemistry, toxicity, legislative, and criminological issues” 

You may be pleased to know that, as part of the European Commission-funded “Enhancing Police Skills concerning Novel Psychoactive Substances (EPS/NPS)” project Meeting, the Psychopharmacology, Drug Misuse and Novel Psychoactive Substances Research Unit, within the Department of Pharmacy, Postgraduate Medicine and Pharmacology has organised a conference being held at the Fielder Centre, Hatfield, UK on 16 November 2016.

 

The one-day conference has the theme: “Novel psychoactive substances/NPS; clinical, pharmacological, analytical chemistry, toxicity, legislative, and criminological issues”

There will be a number of speakers from partner organisations in the EPS/NPS project as well as European experts in relevant fields.

Click here for the current programme

Surveys about Nps by University of Hertfordshire students

Two Master of Pharmacy students at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, are working on their Master’s thesis under the supervision of one of our UK Partners.

They are investigating the different user of the kratom and hydrangea plants and its products and why individuals they use them.

In order to get as wide an understanding as possible we would like to invite any visitors to this website or others interested in these plants to take part in the surveys, by clicking on the appropriate link.

 

Survey on the use and abuse of Kratom

https://qsharingeu.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6sC2MIS4zudEOxv

 

Survey on the use and abuse of Hydrangea

https://herts.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_b7QH9hHqhc1g34N

 

Ethics approval has been given by the Ethics Committee of the Health & Human Science Research Institute, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK (November 2013; PAE/10-42(2)-Recreational Drugs’ European Network: an ICT prevention service addressing the use of novel compound in vulnerable individuals). All answers are anonymous and will only be accessed by the researchers and their supervisor, John Corkery j.corkery@herts.ac.uk.

Joint International Meeting on Drug Trafficking and NPS online market

INTERPOL and RiSSC (Research Centre on Security and Crime) are pleased to announce that the Joint International Meeting on Drug Trafficking and NPS online market will be taking place at the INTERPOL General Secretariat in Lyon on the 6-7 December 2016. 

The meeting will take place within the framework of the EPS/NPS Project – Enhancing Police Skills concerning Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS), a transnational project started in 2015 coordinated by RiSSC (http://www.npsproject.eu/).  

This is the first meeting fully dedicated to this specific crime area organized by the INTERPOL General Secretariat, which will give experts and representatives from member countries in Europe, partner organizations, and the academia the opportunity to share their experiences in terms of cooperation in investigation matters and legal proceedings.    

Representatives of law enforcements will make up the core groups of participants along with academics, universities and NGOs. 

If required, the EPS/NPS project may cover the costs of travel and accommodation for the duration of the event for a limited number of participants. 

Thank you for registering by 10 November 2016 at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/17B7YJeBBxbGXtOr2. ”