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Nordic Alcohol and Drug Researchers’ Assembly (NADRA) 2018

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We warmly welcome Nordic researchers and others working with social and health approaches to alcohol and drug issues to the Nordic Alcohol and Drug Researchers’ Assembly (NADRA) in Voksenåsen, Oslo, Norway 29-31 August 2018.

The programme for NADRA 2018 will be published later!

Key-note talks

The conference will include the following keynote speeches:

What do we need alcohol policy research and researchers for? Lessons learned from the process leading to the new Finnish Alcohol Act
Pia Mäkelä, research professor, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland

Long term ethnography in illegal street economy: how to get in and gain trust as a listener and as a person of meaning
Philip Lalander, professor, Malmö University, Sweden

The challenge  of  declining  survey  response  rates and  finding  new  ways  of studying  peoples’ habits and attitudes
(Speaker to be confirmed)


We warmly welcome abstracts related to these topics, as well as other topics within the field of social alcohol and drug research. Abstracts can be written and presented in English, Swedish, Norwegian or Danish. Abstracts should be no longer than 400 words. Participants are not required to submit full papers. We also welcome participants without abstracts.


The deadline for registration and submission of abstracts is 30.4.2018. Notification of accepted abstracts will be given 15.5.2018 per email.

The maximum number of participants is 70. Participants with accepted abstracts are prioritised. The registration fee is 150 euros.


The conference is organised and funded by the Nordic Welfare Centre, an institute under the Nordic Council of Ministers.


Project manager Nina Karlsson, nina.karlsson(at)nordicwelfare.org, tel. +358 (0) 45 872 0270

Administrative coordinator Tina Rehnström, tina.rehnstrom(at)nordicwelfare.org, tel. +358 40 579 36 36

Communications adviser Jessica Gustafsson, jessica.gustafsson(at)nordicwelfare.org, tel. +358-40 060 5752

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