Under the leadership of Prof. Spencer De Li, Asian Association for Substance Abuse Research (AASAR) assisted the Social Welfare Bureau of Macao SAR, Chinese Association of Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment, and The Hong Kong Council of Social Service in organizing 2019 China Prevention and Treatment of Drug Dependence Conference. Prof. Li and Ms. Lei Chi San, a Master’s student from our department, edited the conference proceedings. During the conference, Prof. Li chaired the Workshop on Research Methods. In addition, Prof. Li, Ms. Xiong Ruoshan and Ms. Li Jienan presented three research papers. Ms. Xiong and Ms. Li are PhD students from our department.
China Prevention and Treatment of Drug Dependence Conference convenes every two years and it is co-organized by governmental and non-governmental organizations from mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao. This year’s conference took place on 16-19 October in the banquet hall of Fisherman’s Wharf in Macao. About two hundred experts from mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao attended the conference.