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David Nutt

The New Zealand Drug Foundation is hosting Professor David Nutt for a lunchtime presentation on ‘Drugs without the hot air: minimising the harms of legal and illegal drugs’ in Wellington on Thursday 5 December.

Professor Nutt is an internationally recognised expert on the effects of drugs on the brain and is currently the Edmond J Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London. He was named chairman of the UK Government’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) in May 2008. His role was to make scientific recommendations to government ministers on the classification of illegal drugs. He was dismissed from this role in 2009 after challenging the evidence base of the government’s drug policies.

Professor Nutt has long been an outspoken champion of evidence-based drug policy, despite facing public and political criticism for doing so. His continuing commitment to rational debate and robust policy making saw him recently awarded the John Maddox Prize for courage in promoting science and evidence on a matter of public interest, even when it has not been the most popular thing to do.

The New Zealand Drug Foundation is delighted to be hosting such a courageous and committed speaker and we hope you will join us at Professor Nutt’s presentation. Doors will open at 12 and a light lunch will be served. Professor Nutt’s presentation will run from 12:30 until 1:30pm.

This is a free event but places are extremely limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP to Catherine with any dietary requirements.

Who: Professor David Nutt and the New Zealand Drug Foundation
When: 12 PM, Thursday 5 December, Light lunch from 12 – 12:30, Presentation (including Q and A) from 12:30 – 1:30
Where: Mokopuna Room, Te Raukura Function Centre, Odlins Square, Taranaki St Wharf, Wellington Waterfront.

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