Peter Blanckaert

Peter Blanckaert

Coordinator BEWSD at Sciensano

dr. Peter Blanckaert is the coordinator of the Belgian Early Warning System Drugs at the Drugs Program in Sciensano, the previous Scientific Institute for Public Health. The Drugs Program is the official national focal point in the EMCDDA-managed REITOX network. He has extensive experience in the monitoring of NPS in Belgium with a special focus on the harm from novel opioids. In addition, he’s a member of the extended EMCDDA scientific committee, and is in frequent contact with the experts at EMCDDA. He manages all NPS analyses performed by the Medicines laboratory at WIV-ISP.

Monitoring recreational drug use & risk reduction actions

Bip.Brussels - Brel
dr. Peter Blanckaert will briefly present the evolution of the NPS phenomenon in Belgium, with a special focus on the increased number of opioid-related deaths in Belgium in the last two years. The novel Belgian legislation will also be discussed and we will try to evaluate the law, to see whether legislation of NPS has any effect on their appearance.
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Trends on the drug market – 2018

Bip.Brussels - Zinneke
dr. Peter Blanckaert will briefly present the evolution of the NPS phenomenon in Belgium, with a special focus on the increased number of opioid-related deaths in Belgium in the last two years. The novel Belgian legislation will also be discussed and we will try to evaluate the law, to see whether legislation of NPS has any effect on their appearance.
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