Conversations across the Creek: Pill Testing

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 Pill testing, or drug checking, is a medically supervised intervention focussed on providing reliable and non-discriminatory information to people who intend to use drugs. The ACT government sanctioned trials of pill testing at the Groovin the Moo festival in 2018 and 2019, and publicity surrounding festival deaths have ignited debate on the merits this harm reduction measure. Tune in to Conversations Across the Creek on to hear more on the scientific and social dimensions of pill testing in the Australian context.

Conversations Across the Creek is an initiative of the Humanities Research Centre and the Research School of Chemistry. These events provide a space for continuing dialogue among scientists, social scientists, and humanities scholars, with the aim of stimulating and unearthing research and teaching collaborations across the university.



Date & time

Fri 25 Sep 2020, 1–2pm




Associate Professor Mal McLeod, Research School of Chemistry, ANU
Dr Anna Olsen, ANU Medical School
Dr Rod Lamberts, Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science


Prof Will Christie
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