• Proceedings now available

    Version one of the ICADTS Conference proceedings is now available.

    To download the proceedings, please click here.

  • Important Information for conference delegates

    Details for delegates attending the 20th ICADTS Conference in Brisbane later this month have now been added to the website. If you are attending the conference from the 25th – 28th of August, please visit the Info for delegates page to ensure you have all of the information you need to attend. Any queries, please visit the ‘Contact Us’ page for details on contacting the conference organisers.

  • Final sponsorship opportunities available

    The T2013 Conference is not far away now but there are still some last minute sponsorship opportunities available.

    Please click here for more details.

  • Two new keynote speakers

    We are delighted to announce two new keynote speakers for T2013.

    The Honourable Mr Justice Kofi Barnes, Judge of the Ontario Superior Court, Canada will present on The Management of Recidivist and Other High Risk Offenders. In 1998, Justice Barnes worked closely with the Honourable Justice Paul Bentley to establish Canada’s first Drug Treatment Court.  Justice Barnes is an expert, pioneer and innovator in the introduction of therapeutic principles into the criminal courtroom and in the development and operation of Solution Focused Courts. In June 2013, Justice Barnes established the Centre for Justice Innovation, an international forum for the exchange of ideas and information on innovative approaches to Justice.  He has provided extensive advice, on the subject, to judges, lawyers and substance abuse treatment providers in Canada and abroad. For more information, please click here.

    Mr Rob McInerney is Chief Executive Officer of the international Road Assessment Programme (iRAP), a registered charity with the vision for a world free of high-risk roads.  With RAP projects and programmes now active in over 80 countries worldwide, Rob works closely with key political and technical leaders from each country to build local capacity and deliver large scale and long term road safety benefits through the provision of safer road infrastructure as part of their own RAP programmes. He will present on The UN Decade of Action for Road Safety. For more information, please click here.

  • Pre-Conference Workshop details available

    We are pleased to announce that we will have four pre-conference workshops/sessions running on Sunday 25 August 2013 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

    Please click here to see more information on these workshops and sessions.

  • Full Scientific Program now available

    The T2013 full scientific program has been released.

    You will find the program to have an increasing focus on designer drugs, new detection methods, impaired driving in low and middle income countries and the continued issue of prevention and behaviour change, the conference program contains a variety of sessions presenting the most current and up-to-date research in this field.

    To view the program, please click here.

  • Designer drugs: The new face of a workplace safety issue

    Designer drugs are not captured in most current workplace screening programs, yet present the new face of drug abuse and an increasing workplace safety issue.

    Many organisations already have alcohol and other drug screening programs that test employees’ urine and oral fluid to evaluate whether they can safely perform at work. Yet new designer drugs are arriving at an unprecedented rate, and are much more difficult to detect, presenting a constant challenge for drug monitoring programs. Being a step ahead in the detection of impairing drugs is crucial for workplace health and safety programs and will be the topic of a special session at the T2013 international conference in August.

    A special session at the conference will profile synthetic cannabinoids as the new face of drug abuse, investigate the epidemiological background on the latest new drugs in Europe, present case studies on driver intoxication, and unveil new ways for screening and confirmation of the presence of these new drugs in drugged drivers.

    For more information, please click here to see the latest media release.

  • Welcome

    The International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS) is pleased to invite you to their 20th international conference, to be hosted by the Queensland University of Technology’s Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q). The Conference will be a global forum at which all those involved in road safety research, policy, education, enforcement and injury prevention, particularly from the fields of drugs and alcohol, can meet with researchers, academics and professionals to discuss and present on the latest work being undertaken in these areas.

    T2013 Conference Chair and CARRS-Q Director Professor Barry Watson has said “despite illegal blood alcohol concentration limits being in place for over 25 years, and the dangers of drug driving becoming increasingly recognised, impaired driving remains one of the major causes of death and injury on our roads”.

    2011 saw the commencement of the UN Decade of Action, a worldwide initiative bringing together over 70 countries in a united effort to reduce traffic crashes and the global road toll. T2013 will bring the Decade of Action to Brisbane in a very dynamic way, with over 400 leading alcohol, drugs and traffic safety experts meeting to discuss the latest in international programs, policy and development in impaired driving.

    An update on world-wide developments, key geographic regions of emerging issue and at risk populations will be provided by international keynote speakers including:

    • Dr Ralph Hingson, Past President, ICADTS, USA
    • Mr Pablo Carignano, Road Safety General Director, Buenos Aires City Government, Argentina
    • Dr Leilei Duan, Division Director, Injury Prevention, National Centre for Chronic and Non-communicable Disease Control and Prevention, China
    • Dr Kazuko Okamura, Senior Researcher, Department of Traffic Science, National Research Institute of Police Science, Japan
    • The Hon. Justice Kofi Barnes, Judge, Ontario Superior Court
    • Mr Rob McInerney, Chief Executive Officer, international Road Assessment Programme (iRAP)

    “More than 90 per cent of traffic crash deaths occur in low and middle-income countries, which have less than half of the world’s vehicles, thus they will be a major focus of conference talks,” Professor Watson said.

    The conference’s recent call for abstracts attracted high numbers of abstracts for oral and poster presentation with interest particularly demonstrated in the areas of: epidemiology; legislation and enforcement; prevention and rehabilitation; detection, measurement, testing and forensics; prescription medications and illicit drugs; and challenges for low and middle income countries. The full conference program will be released on the conference website in May and will include presentations, workshops, symposia and discussion, as well as dedicated programs for young scientists, early career researchers, students and those from low and middle income countries. Please click here for a conference overview.

    The following organisations have confirmed their sponsorship of T2013:

    • Alcolizer (Platinum Sponsor);
    • Institute for Health & Biomedical Innovation (Foundation Sponsor);
    • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (Foundation Sponsor);
    • Securetech Detektions Systeme AG (Gold Sponsor);
    • Alere (Silver Sponsor);
    • Dräger (Silver Sponsor);
    • Queensland Police Service (Silver Sponsor);
    • Queensland Government Department of Transport and Main Roads (Silver Sponsor);
    • Motor Accident Insurance Commission (Bronze Sponsor); and
    • Suncorp Insurance (Bronze Sponsor).

    T2013 is expected to attract over 400 delegates to Brisbane from around Australia and overseas, drawn from the areas of traffic and transport psychology, public health, law, medicine, economics, law enforcement, public policy, education, pharmacology, toxicology, forensic science, human factors, and alcohol intervention and rehabilitation.

    The Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference (www.rsrpe2013.com.au), one of the most important road safety conferences in Australasia, will immediately follow T2013 in the same Brisbane venue from 28-30 August 2013.

    Professor Watson has said “the consecutive forums will be critical activities of the UN Decade of Action and present exciting professional development opportunities for researchers, practitioners and policy-makers”.

    Online registration is now open, for further information please visit the registration page.


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