NPS: focus on Novel Synthetic Opioids

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NPS: focus on Novel Synthetic Opioids

14 October 2019 - 18 October 2019

2nd International Scientific School – Novel Psychoactive Substances: focus on Novel Synthetic Opioids

Sardegna Ricerche | Sardinia Technology Park | Pula | Italy

October 14th – 18th, 2019

Aim of the School

The advent of NPS has contributed to the appearance and growth of a new ‘drug scenario’ characterized by an increased number of drug users among youth and the consumption of drugs with unknown effects or safety profiles.

This International Scientific School constitutes a unique opportunity for graduates students (I or II level of University Degree), PhD students, and post-doctoral scientists at an early stage in their career to gain expertise in the field of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS).

This project has been funded by Sardegna Ricerche and the University of Cagliari and follows the JUSTSO project developed, under the action of the European Union’s Justice Programme (Drugs Policy Initiatives), to promote an integrated monitoring and profiling of NSO in order to prevent health harms and update relevant professionals.


Maria Antonietta De Luca, PhD (University of Cagliari)

Scientific Advisory Board

Gaetano Di Chiara, MD (University of Cagliari and Institute of Neuroscience National Research Council of Italy, Italy)
Fabrizio Schifano, MD, FRCPsych (Drug Misuse and Novel Psychoactive Substances Research Unit, University of Hertfordshire)
Michael Baumann, PhD, Designer Drug Research Unit (DDRU) IRP, NIDA, NIH, DHHS, Baltimore, MD, USA

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14 October 2019
18 October 2019
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Sardegna Ricerche
Sardegna Ricerche
Pula, Province of Cagliari Italy
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