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National Drug Conference 2011: Dr. Joao Goulao

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Dr. Goulao, National Drugs Coordinator in Portugal

Dr. Goulao has overseen the current Portuguese drugs policy of decriminalisation. He is also the Chairman of the Institute on Drugs and Drug Addiction and since January 2010, Chairman of the European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). Dr. Goulao is also head of the national focal point in the EMCDDA's REITOX network, a member of the EMCDDA Board since 2005 and has previously served on the European agency's Scientific Committee (1997-2002). A medical doctor by profession, Dr. Goulao has over 20 years' experience in working with drug-related issues.

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