International Conference on Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment in Asia & 2018 AASAR Annual Conference


Call for Paper

Annual Meeting 2018

Fangchenggang, Guangxi, China

November 7-12, 2018

International Conference on Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment in Asia

Purpose and Programs

Substance abuse is a common problem faced by most countries in the world including Asia. Recognition and understanding of past trends and future directions of substance abuse serve as a basis for effective policies and practices to reduce drug problems. Through years of effort, government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and scholars in Asia and across the world have developed many successful programs to combat substance abuse. These knowledge and experiences contributed significantly to our understanding of substance abuse as a social problem and the strategies to deal with it. The main purpose of this conference is to bring together government officials and policymakers, leading scholars, and substance abuse treatment providers of diverse backgrounds from Asian countries to discuss opportunities, strategies, and challenges in substance abuse research, prevention and treatment. While it focuses on Asia, the conference also aims at facilitating collaboration between Asian and non-Asian countries. We can learn much from the insights and experiences of scholars and professionals who are involved in substance abuse research and practices elsewhere in the world and from scientific evidence accumulated through research and program evaluations. Therefore, we will also welcome participants from other parts of the world who will bring international or comparative perspectives on substance abuse prevention and treatment or who will share information and ideas about developing effective policy responses to the problem of substance abuse.


The conference will focus on the following themes:

  1. Reducing drug-related crime (policing, preventing, controlling and regulating drug-related crime)
  2. Anti-drugs law
  3. Types, distributions, and trends of substance abuse
  4. Causes and consequences of substance abuse
  5. Prevention and treatment of substance abuse
  6. Adolescent substance abuse problems
  7. Collaboration on substance abuse research and practice
  8. Scientific advancement and methodology


Conference Location and Schedule


Gangchen International Hotel, Fangchenggang, Guangxi



November 7, 2018 (Wednesday)

Arrival & Registration

November 8-9, 2018 (Thursday-Friday)

Events & Activities

November 10-11, 2018 (Saturday-Sunday)

Field trips to China-Vietnam Border Region

November 12, 2018 (Monday)



Conference Languages

English and Chinese.


Registration Fees

Registration fees can be paid either by bank transfer or onsite at the meeting. Prices are as follows:

Registration Category

Before October 1

After October 1

AASAR member



AASAR student






Non-member student




Bank information

1. Macao Account

Bank Name: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Macau), Hoi Wan Branch


Account Name: Asian Association for Substance Abuse Research

Account Number: 0119000500002478457(MOP)


Abstract/Paper Submission

All abstracts or papers must be submitted either on-line through the AASAR website at or by email to Submission for conference presentation must include a title and abstract of no more than 250 words, along with author information. The deadline for abstract/paper submission is August 31, 2018.


Paper Submission and Publication

Participants who submit a full paper will be given priority for conference presentation. Author(s) whose abstract/paper is selected for presentation will receive an official notification by September 30, 2018. Papers submitted to the conference will be selected for publication in a special journal issue or an edited book.


Best Paper Awards

The meeting organizers will select 10 papers for Best Paper Awards. To be eligible for a Best Paper Award, the lead author must be 45 years old or younger. The Paper can be in either English or Chinese. Chinese papers should be no longer than 7,000 words while English papers should not exceed 30 pages (double-spaced). Papers submitted for the award must have not been published previously.



Mainland China

Xiaohua Zhang: (86) 13677656784;


Tzu-Hsuan (Sarah) Liu: (853) 63970586;

Ruoshan Xiong: (853) 63006316/ (86)15871390958.

Yiwei (Nemo) Xia: (853) 63876465 / (86) 18063876465;



For more information, please visit the website of AASAR:


Asian Association for Substance Abuse Research

University of Macau

Chinese Society for Research in Child Development

People's Rule of Law Magazine