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    • 1 Sep 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • ZOOM Webinar - link will be sent to registrants in August

    2nd Virtual Symposium on September 1, 2021 

    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT: Toronto, Canada time)

    To develop and understanding of how COVID-19 is affecting alcohol, drugs and traffic safety, the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety has organized a second virtual Symposium on this topic.

    Six presenters from five continents:

    • Ø  Drug and alcohol prevalence in seriously and fatally injured road users before and during the COVID-19 public health emergency in the United States (Berning & Thomas, USA)
    • Ø  A statistical comparison between Germany and Iran during the Covid-19 crisis regarding accidents caused by alcohol and drugs (Sharifi, Iran, Germany)
    • Ø  Drink driving, suspended enforcement, and the COVID-10 pandemic
    • (Watson-Brown, Truelove, Parker & Davey, Australia)
    • Ø  Convicted drinking and driving offenders: Comparing alcohol use before and after the pandemic outbreak (Romano, Manning, Diebold, Nochajski, Taylor, Voas & Scherer, USA)
    • Ø  Comparing the impact of Brazilian traffic mortality on federal highways before versus during the COVID-19 pandemic (Rossoni da Rocha & Pechansky, Brazil)
    • Ø  The impact of COVID and the increasing urgency of drunk driving prevention (Kingsley, USA)
    • 28 Aug 2022
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 30 Aug 2022
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • De Doelen, Rotterdam


    The  International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS) Conference brings together delegates from the areas of public health and safety, traffic, and transport psychology, public health, law, medicine, economics, law enforcement, public policy, education, pharmacology, toxicology, forensic science, human factors, and alcohol intervention and rehabilitation.

    For over 65 years delegates have met to find solutions to issues relating to alcohol, drugs and traffic safety around the world. ICADTS provides delegates with a great opportunity to network and explore ideas and solutions to current and emerging issues.

    The tri-annual conference of ICADTS is a major international stage for exchanging research and policy developments between experts in the field. The conference provides high quality contributions on a wide range of topics. Challenging research and updates on international policies on driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs are always of great value to the participants of this conference and will contribute to further develop and synchronize legislative actions worldwide. It will also give young scientists the opportunity to present their work and to meet experts in the field.

    In 2022 Rotterdam is the next host city for the ICADTS Conference. Rotterdam is a dynamic, innovative and vibrant city, with a compact city center with several hotels and dinner locations within walking distance of the conference venue. Besides this, it is easy accessible from all international locations, by air (Amsterdam Schiphol Airport only takes 26 minutes by public transport), train, boat, bus or car.

    Rotterdam in the Netherlands is well known internationally. In a New York Times article “52 Places to go in 2014” Rotterdam is ranked 10th place and noted for its first-class architecture. Post-World War II reconstruction has changed the face of Europe’s largest seaport. Innovative and striking, cubed architecture has given shape to the most modern skyline in the Netherlands, according to this report in The New York Times.


Welcome to ICADTS - The International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety. 

ICADTS is an independent not-for-profit body whose only goal is to reduce mortality and morbidity brought about by misuse of alcohol and drugs by operators of vehicles in all modes of transport.

To accomplish this goal, the Council sponsors international and regional conferences to collect, disseminate and share essential information among professionals in the fields of law, medicine, public health, economics, law enforcement, public information and education, human factors and public policy.

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Jan Ramaekers,


The Netherlands

Kathryn Stewart


United States

James Fell


United States

Edward Ogden



Tara Kelley-Baker

Assistant Secretary

United States

Sjoerd Houwing


The Netherlands

Hallvard Gjerde

Assistant Treasurer






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Flavio Pechansky,



Mark King



Evelyn Vingilis



Maria de Fátima Pereira da Silva



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