The 10th International Conference on Nightlife, substance abuse
and related health issues.


Club Health 2017 will be held in Dublin, Ireland – a vibrant and exciting international nightlife destination.

This event will bring together experts from a wide range of fields to exchange information on the latest research, policy and practice on protecting and promoting health in nightlife settings.

The conference aims to build capacity and capability among all groups that have a stake in healthy nightlife – including the government agencies and local authorities that regulate it; the police, councils, transport providers, public health professionals, medical and nursing practitioners and others that manage it; the club owners, festival organisers and promoters that make it happen; the citizens and businesses affected by it and the consumers without whom it would not exist.

key issues

Some of the key issues being addressed.

  • Managing the night time economy – tensions and opportunities
  • New psychoactive substances (NPS)
  • Forensic testing, ‘pill testing and early warning systems’
  • Preventing violence
  • Risk taking sexual behaviours
  • Emergency medicine
  • Social exclusion – night time without money
  • Invited Speakers

    Fiona Measham of the School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University and The Loop, UK.

    Fiona is a Professor of Criminology at Durham University. She has conducted research for over 25 years exploring changing trends in drugs; the nighttime economy and…

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    João Matias of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs
    and Drug Addiction

    João is an epidemiologist, graduated from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). In 2004, he joined the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction as a scientific agent in the Prevalence, data management and…

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    Fiona Lyons of the GUIDE clinic, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

    Fiona Lyons is a consultant in Genitourinary/HIV Medicine at the GUIDE clinic, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin. She is also the current Clinical Lead in Sexual Health, working with the HSE Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme on implementation of Ireland’s first national Sexual Health Strategy.

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    David Caldicott of the Calvary Hospital, Canberra and Faculty of Medicine, Australian National University, Australia.

    David is an Irish Emergency Consultant at the Emergency Department of the Calvary Hospital, Canberra, and a Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine at the Australian National University. He has been a lifelong advocate for a harm minimization approach to drug use, evidence-based drugs…

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    Tibor Brunt of Trimbos Institute, Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction, Netherlands

    Tibor Brunt is a PhD in psychopharmacology and behavioural sciences and works as principal investigator at the department of Drug Monitoring of the Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction. He belongs to the senior research staff of the Drug Information and Monitoring System (DIMS) project.

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    Chris Luke of Cork University Hospital and the Mercy University Hospital Cork, Ireland

    Chris is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Cork University Hospital and the Mercy University Hospital, Cork, Ireland. Chris’s special interests include improving the organisation of emergency healthcare and medical education; public health policy; and the healthcare implications of modern urban life

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    Email Updates

    Submission Process

    The abstract submission period will open on Monday 26 September 2016 and close Friday 13 January 2017.

    People who submit an abstract will be notified about whether their abstract has been accepted by Wednesday 1 February 2017.

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    Website and graphic design by James Redmond.