Pavel Bem M.D.

The Conference President.

Pavel Bem is the Mayor of the city of Prague.

  • Born July 18, 1963
  • 1981 High school graduation
  • 1981 - 1987 Faculty of Medicine at Charles University, Prague, Diploma of Medicine
  • 1987 - 1990 Postgraduate studies in Psychiatry, Degree in Psychiatry
  • 1991 - 1992 Training in Public Health, Organization and Management of Health Care, National Drug Policy Management,
  • John Hopkins University, School of Public Health, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Programme in Substance Abuse, Baltimore (U.S.)
  • 1993 - 1994 Postgraduate studies in Addictive Disorders, Degree in Treatment and Prevention of Drug Addicts

Further education

  • 1988 - 1991 Training in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Training in Family Therapy, Charles University, Prague
  • 1992 Training in Family Therapy of Drug Addiction, Rochester State University, Department of Psychiatry, New York (U.S.)
  • 1992 Demand Reduction Staff Training Programme, Group Pompidou, Council of Europe
  • 1996 Studies in Law Enforcement and Legislation Aspects of Drug Problems, Florida State University, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Tallahassee (U.S.)
  • 1993 - 1996 Training in Treatment and Social Reintegration of Drug Addicts, International European Drug Abuse Treatment Training
  • Project (University of California, San Diego), Mediterranean Institute for Research and Training in Physiotherapy and Psychiatry (Italy)

Professional career

  • 1987 - Psychiatric Clinic Kosmonosy, Mlada Boleslav, House Officer
  • 1988 - 1990 Detoxification Ward, Psychiatric Clinic, Charles University, House Officer
  • 1990 - 1991 Outpatient Treatment Center for Drug Addicts, Faculty Hospital (Charles University), Chief Psychiatrist
  • 1992 - 1994 Filia Foundation (NGO) for the Support of Mentally Disabled and Drug Dependent Persons, Director, Manager
  • 1994 Contact Center, Prague, Director, Chief Psychiatrist (Outreach Programme)
  • 1994 - 1995 National Drug Commission, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, Secretary General (Anti-Drug Policy Implementation)
  • 1996 Ministry of the Interior, Advisor to the Minister (Law enforcement aspects, Legislation)
  • 1997 - 1998 National Drug Commission, Cabinet of the Prime Minister, Secretary Executive (Coordination of the entire Drug Policy)
  • 1998 - 2002 Mayor of the Metropolitan District of Prague 6
  • 2002 - Mayor of the City of Prague

Short-term programmes

  • 1993 - Programme of Activities in Countries of Central and Eastern Europe for the Prevention of Drug Abuse and Concomitant HIV Transmission, World Health Organization, Consultant
  • 1994 Methodology of Rapid Assessment Project, United Nations, Drug Epidemiology Expert
  • 1996 Review on the Use of Amphetamine, MDMA and Other Stimulants, WHO Headquarters, Expert
  • 1996 Harm Reduction Programme in Central and Eastern Europe, Regional European Office of WHO, Consultant

International Programmes and Projects Management

  • 1994 - 1995 Group Pompidou, Council of Europe, Permanent Correspondent
  • 1994 - 1995 PHARE Regional Programme on Fight Against Drugs, National Coordinator
  • 1994 - 1995 International European Drug Abuse Treatment Training Project, National Coordinator
  • 1994 - 1995 Rapid Assessment in the Czech Republic (UNDCP), Project Coordinator
  • 1994 - 1996 Harm Reduction Programme for the Czech Republic, Project Coordinator

Membership of professional bodies

  • Society of Addictive Disorders of the Czech Medical Association, Executive Board Member
  • Society for Psychotherapy and Family Therapy of the Czech Medical Association
  • Chamber of Physicians of the Czech Republic
  • 1993 - 1995 Advisory Board to Ministry of Health on Drug Matters, Member
  • 1993 - 1994 National Drug Commission, Expert
  • Addiction Abstracts, Advisory Board Member
  • International Council on Alcohol and Addiction, Member
  • Euro - Methwork


  • "Risks of HIV Transmission among IVDU's in the Czech Republic"
  • "Minimum Standards and Criteria of Effective Primary Prevention"
  • "Methodological Guidelines for School Based Primary Prevention" - manual
  • "Teaching the Teachers Didactics"
  • "Risk Behaviour Among Drug Users in Prague"
  • "Extent of Substance Abuse in the Czech Republic"
  • "Drugs and AIDS" - parent's guide
  • "Methodological Guide for Community Based Prevention"
  • "Organization and Management of Drug Problems at Local Level"

For more information see the Information server city of Prague.