2023 EMCDDA expert meeting on the epidemiological indicator Drug-related deaths (DRD)

image of TDrug-induced deaths in the European Union: age at death, 2021 or most recent available data (percent) available in the drug induced deaths section of the European Drug Report 2023

On 10-11 October 2023, the EMCDDA will bring together European and international experts for an hybrid meeting on the key indicator Drug-related deaths. The meeting provides a space for sharing and discussing new data, studies and experiences at regional, national and European level.

It also aims to facilitate technical work around the collection and analysis of the different components of this indicator: overdose and toxicological information from special mortality registers; data from the general mortality registers; mortality cohort studies; as well as developments in responses.

Meeting topics

This year particular attention will be given to:

  • Outbreaks and threats assessment with ‘Tour de table’ of the nominated national experts.
  • Discussion of the preliminary data reported in 2023.
  • Overall mortality among drug users.
  • Polydrug use.
  • Acute drug toxicity presentations to hospitals and morbidity.
  • Responses, including drug treatment.

Key documents

Main findings

The related documents will be available after the meeting.