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Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health, 22nd-23rd March 2018 Houston, Texas, USA. 

The Correctional Health Conference provides a forum for researchers, clinicians, administrators, educators, policy makers, and grant funding leaders to network, share evidence, and learn about emerging research and relevant policy updates in the field of correctional health care.

For more information, visit the event website https://www.accjh.org/conference


International Corrections and Prisons Association Correctional Research Symposium, 8th-10th May 2018, Prague, Czech Republic

In partnership with the European Organisation of Prison and Correctional Services (EuroPris), ICPA follow on from the success of the CRS2017 symposium. The theme of the symposium is "What is good prison research?" and will elaborate on questions, such as:

  • Bridging the gap – how do we build trust and cooperation between the academic community and Prison Services?
  • What are the challenges and difficulties of prison and post-prison research?
  • Leaving prison and beyond – how do we best integrate ‘desistance’ research with prisons research?
  • How do we identify and combine the needs of academics and Prison Services?
  • What questions should Prison and Post-Prison Research be asking?
  • Should Prison Services develop in-house research and / or closer relationships with external research institutions?
  • Can we give examples of outstanding applied research – focusing both on methodology and content?
  • What makes evidence credible?

 For more information, visit the event website https://icpa.ca/crs2018/   


44th Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society, 28th May-1st June 2018, Chiang Mai, Thailand

The KBS society is an international organization of scientists engaged in research on the social aspects of alcohol use and alcohol problems. The aim of the society is to promote social and epidemiological research on alcohol and foster a comparative understanding of alcohol use and alcohol problems in a spirit of international cooperation.

Details of this conference and abstract submission can be found here http://www.kettilbruun.org/kbs-annual-meeting/


Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network Conference, 31st May-3rd June 2018, Sydney, Australia http://www.justicehealth.nsw.gov.au/


Counselling in Prisons Network, 4th-5th July 2018, University of Durham, UK http://cipn.org.uk/events/


AIDS 2018 Conference 23rd-27th July 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands https://www.aids2018.org/


2018 INEBRIA Conference 27th-28th September 2018 Santiago, Chile.

The 2018 INEBRIA Conference will be held in Santiago, Chile, September 27-28 and hosted by Chilean Ministry of Health (MINSAL), Chilean Nacional Service for Prevention and Rehabilitation on Drugs and Alcohol Consumption (SENDA) and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

The title for this year’s conference is "Challenges faced in the implementation of brief interventions in diverse settings, contexts and population groups". The Conference’s overarching goal is to present, summarize and debate about the latest developments and advances on scientific research and programs evaluation related to Brief Interventions for Alcohol and other Drugs.

Registration and abstract submissions (research/program evaluation, symposiums or workshops) will open on 19 February.

More information will be available at the conference website, http://www.senda.gob.cl/inebria2018/conference (English version) and http://www.senda.gob.cl/inebria2018/ (Spanish version).

Taking place in South America – for the second time since the conference in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, in 2008 – this meeting will also provide a great opportunity to stay and enjoy the city of Santiago, Chile, and the south part of the world.

For more information, please write to inebria2018@senda.gob.cl.


Law Enforcement and Public Health Conference, 24th-28th October 2018, Toronto, Canada

This 4th conference by LEPH explores the complex and diverse intersections of law enforcement and public health. With a focus on correctional settings. Find out more at the event website, including registration options and abstract submission https://leph2018toronto.com/


International Corrections and Prisons Association AGM and Conference, 21st-26th October 2018, Montreal, Canada

Information on this conference will be posted up shortly at https://icpa.ca/icpa-events/


11th European Public Health Conference: ‘Winds of change: towards new ways of improving public health in Europe’, 28th November-1st December 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia



Lisbon Addictions Conference, 23rd-25th October 2019, Lisbon, Portugal.

Information to follow.