Professor Shane Darke presented at the NDARC Webinar Series on Thursday 9 June 2022.

This webinar presented a review of all fatal poisonings related to novel synthetic opioids (NSOs) in Australia from 2000-2021.

‘Novel’ synthetic opioids have emerged as a clinical and public health concern across the world. In this webinar Professor Darke presented a national clinical profile of all Australian fatalities related to these drugs. This included case characteristics and circumstances of death, the toxicology of cases, and major autopsy findings.


About the speaker

Professor Shane Darke is a leading world expert on opioid dependence and the health effects associated with illicit drug use. He has worked at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre since 1988. He has published more than 300 articles and six books, and is listed in the top 0.1% of substance dependence researchers worldwide. He has written many seminal works, particularly on opioid overdose.


Date Commenced
13 Jun 2022
Resource Type
NDARC Seminars