Conference Programme

Thursday, 30th September 2010: 12:00-19:30; Friday, 1st October 2010: 08:00-11:00; 14:00-17:00; Saturday, 2nd October 2010: 08:00-11:00; 13:00-14:00, and the Prague Drug Forum XXL 14:00-16:20 (forum open for the public); Place: Municipal House, Prague; registration kiosk (1st floor).

Thursday, 30th September 2010

14:00-14:50 
Opening of the Conference and the Official Launch of the
Prague Declaration
Smetana Hall

Speakers:          

Pavel Bém (Mayor of the City of Prague; President of the Conference)

Tomáš Zima (Dean of the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague)

Stanislav Štech (Vice-Rector of Charles University in Prague)

Ambros Uchtenhagen (Vice-Chair of the Programme Committee)

 

14:50-15:05
Coffee break
Conference foyer

15:05-16:50
Plenary session: Public health vs. public safety?          
Smetana Hall

“Do we need them balanced - or complementing each other?”

Chair:                   

Pavel Bém (Mayor of the City of Prague, Czech Republic)

Speakers:

Kasia Malinowska–Sempruch (Director of the OSI Global Drug Policy Programme, Poland/USA): Global state of the art in drug policies - where we are in different parts of the world at national and local levels

Jindřich Vobořil (National Drug Policy Coordinator, the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic): The cooperation of the community is an option of a practical local policy.

Jakub Frydrych (Head of National Drug Squad of the Czech Police and the Bureau of Investigation, Czech Republic): Is the rule of written law superior, equal or inferior to public health protection?

Samuel R. Friedman (Professor, National Development and Research Institutes, New York, USA): Drug wars may hurt both public health and public safety: the policy implications of our findings from the 96 metropolitan areas study

 

17:00-20:30
Guided tours through the Art Nouveau historic monument the Municipal House and complementary conference dinner (buffet) with cash bar

 

Friday, 1st October 2010

 

09:00-10:30 
Plenary session: From the grassroots to the international level 
Smetana Hall

“How the local level of the drug policy is translated into national and international politics - and vice versa”

Chair:   

Carel Edwards (former “EU drug coordinator”/ head of the Drug Policy Unit at the Directorate-General for Justice, Freedom and Security of the European Commission; Belgium)

Speakers:          

Martin Y. Iguchi (Professor and Chair at the Department of Community Health Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles; Drug Policy Research Centre, RAND Inc.; USA): US drug policies from the ground up

Ambros Uchtenhagen (professor at the Institute for Addiction Research, Zurich, Switzerland): A case study in bottom-up drug policy: the Swiss four-pillar strategy

David Otiashvili (Director of NGO “Alternative Georgia”, Tbilisi, Georgia): How effective is street drug testing in the city of Tbilisi?

Michael Trace (Chairman, International Drug Policy Consortium, London, United Kingdom): Developments in the Global Politics of Drug Policy

 

9:00-10:45
Interactive workshop: Primary prevention at the city level
Rieger Hall

Trainer:               

Amador Calafat (Chair of Irefrea Espana – European Institute of Studies on Prevention, Palma de Mallorca, Spain)

Facilitator:         

Aleš Kuda (Head of the Prague Primary Prevention Centre, Czech Republic)

 

10:30-11:45 
Poster session (complementary elevenses served)
Conference foyer

The posters will be presented by their authors; see the list of posters in the conference bag.

 

11:45-13:15 
Parallel session 1: Injecting and non-injecting drug use 
Sladkovsky Hall

No risk – no harm – no harm reduction?”

Chair:                   

Peter Blanken (Central Committee on the Treatment of Heroin Addicts, Utrecht and The Hague, Netherlands)

Speakers:

Ladislav Csémy (Psychiatric Centre Prague, Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University): Consumption Patterns among Marginalised Drug Users in Six European Metropolises

Jakub Černý (NGO Podane ruce, Brno, Czech Republic): Harm reduction in the context of other pillars of drug policy: what is the future?

Matt Southwell (International Network of People who Use Drugs, United Kingdom): Harm reduction as a human rights paradigm and evidence-based approach: the international experience

Michal Kandler (Centre for drug treatment and prevention in Pilsen, Czech Republic): Safe Club

 

11:45-13:15 
Parallel session 2: Treatment systems at city level 
Gregr Hall

“Planning, implementing, and evaluating”

Chair:   

Paul Griffiths (Scientific Coordinator; European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, Lisbon, Portugal/EU)

Speakers:          

Thomas Legl (Member of the Steering Group of Democracy, Cities and Drugs; President of European Treatment Centres for Drug Addiction; Director at  Knapenhof Treatment Centre, Austria): Addiction treatment at the city and local level in the EU

Annette Dale-Perera (Strategic Director: Addictions and Offender Care Directorate; Central and North-West London NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom): London: boom or bust

Marcus-Sebastian Martens (Researcher, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Addictions of Hamburg University, Germany): Monitoring, evaluating and steering of outpatient drug care facilities in the city of Hamburg

Laura Giacomello (PARSEC Consortium, Rome, Italy): PARSEC – from research to action


11:45-13:15 
Interactive workshop: Opioid agonists (substitution) treatment and cities
Rieger Hall

Trainer:               

Jiří Presl (Chief Medical Doctor of the NGO Drop In, Prague, Czech Republic)

Facilitator:

Anatoliy Viyevskiy (Head of the National Medical and Monitoring Centre on Alcohol and Other Drugs, Kiev, Ukraine)

 

 

13:15-14:45
Lunch
(see the list of recommended restaurants)

 

 

(14:45-16:15) PROGRAMME CHANGE! Saturday, 11:00-12:30, Gregr Hall

Plenary discussion: Not in my backyard!

“Building a community consensus in Switzerland“

Chair:   

Ambros Uchtenhagen (Institute for Addiction Research, Zurich, Switzerland)

Discussants:      

Michael Herzig (Head of Drug Services, Department of Social Affairs, City Administration, Switzerland)

Thilo Beck (chief physician of the NGO ARUD Zurich, running heroin and methadone clinics and special services for stimulant users, Switzerland)

Felix Lengweiler (Chief of security police and policing of narcotics crime, Zurich City Police, Switzerland)

Uwe Serduelt (Deputy director, Centre of Research on Direct Democracy, Zurich University, Switzerland)

 

14:45-16:15 
Interactive workshop: Novel interventions for stimulant users      
Rieger Hall

Trainer:

Neil Hunt (Researcher at The Centre for Research on Drugs and Health Behaviour, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and The European Institute for Social Services, University of Kent. Director of Research for the treatment agency KCA; United Kingdom)

Facilitator:

Zuzana Guryčová (Streetworker at the Charáč Drop-in Centre, in the Uherské Hradiště municipality, Czech Republic)

 

16:15-16:30
Coffee break
Conference foyer

 

 

16:30-18:00 
Parallel session 1: The police and policing
Sladkovsky Hall

“How we plan and evaluate police activities and what we learn from it”

Chair:

Jakub Frydrych (Head of the National Drug Squad of the Czech Police and Bureau of Investigations, Czech Republic)

Speakers:

Jack A. Cole (Board Chair of “Law Enforcement against Prohibition”, USA): Reducing Death, Disease, Crime, and Addiction by Ending Drug Prohibition

J. F. Abma (Senior Policy adviser in the Organised Crime Unit of the Law Enforcement Department of the Ministry of Justice, Netherlands): The Dutch Drug Policy and the Police

Ilimbek Sadykov (UNDP HIV Programme in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic): How law enforcement agencies of the Kyrgyz Republic are doing

Elisabeth M.M. Gabel (Public prosecutor, Amsterdam, Netherlands): The approach of Amsterdam

 

16:30-18:00 
Parallel session 2: The interaction between prison and community health
Gregr Hall

“Why bother with criminals...?”

Chair:

Tomáš Zábranský (Centre for Addictology, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague)

Speakers:

Olga Škvařilová (Head of Drug Services in Prisons, NGO Sdružení Podané ruce, Czech Republic): Care for drug users in Czech prisons: an NGO perspective

Larisa Pintilei (Director, NGO "Innovating Projects in Prisons in Moldova", and Coordinator of harm reduction programmes in prisons, Ministry of Justice; Moldova): 10 years of harm reduction in the prisons of Moldova: successes and challenges

Lidija Pilat (Drug Services in Prisons, NGO Sdružení Podané ruce, Czech Republic): Drug users’ motivation for application for follow-up care after leaving custody

Zaza Tsereteli (Prison Health Expert Group at the Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Wellbeing, Georgia/Estonia): Good prison health – better public health – safer society

 

16:30-18:00 
Interactive workshop: Heroin assisted treatment: how to start the debate and with whom?
Rieger Hall

Trainer:

Peter Blanken (Senior research scientist at the Central Committee on the Treatment of Heroin Addicts, Utrecht, and at the Parnassia Addiction Research Centre, The Hague, Netherlands)

Facilitator:         

Ondřej Sklenář (Head of Czech Association of Addictologists and Director for Services, NGO Progressive, Prague, Czech Republic)

 

19:00-22:00 
Conference Reception (together with participants of the meeting of the
International Society of Addiction Journal Editors)

Hosted by the Mayor of the City of Prague, Pavel Bém, at the Mayor’s Residence at Marianske Square - map

Saturday, 2nd October 2010

 

08:30-10:15             
Plenary session:  Peers, Policy and Practice  
Smetana Hall

“Drug users as agents of change”

Chair:

Jean-Paul Grund (CVO–Addiction Research Centre, Utrecht, Netherlands)

Speakers:

Samuel R. Friedman (Professor, National Development and Research Institutes, New York, USA): Drug users as public health allies and potential social allies

Katrin Schiffer (Correlation Network II, Amsterdam, Netherlands): Peer work and peer involvement in Europe – peer-fect practices from a grassroots perspective

Aleš Herzog (NGO SANANIM, Prague, Czech Republic): XTP, the peer programme of SANANIM in Prague

Michael Bartos (Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Geneva, Switzerland): UN position on peer- and community-based interventions

Discussant:        

Peter Blanken (Senior research scientist at the Central Committee on the Treatment of Heroin Addicts, Utrecht, and at the Parnassia Addiction Research Centre, The Hague, Netherlands)

 

09:00-10:30 
Interactive workshop: Consumption rooms – how do they work and why?
Rieger Hall

Trainer:               

Håvard Spjøtvold (Norway, Head of Drug Consumption Room in Oslo)

Facilitator:         

Jiří Richter (Director of the NGO SANANIM, and Chair of the Association of NGOs working in the drug field)

 

10:15-11:00
Coffee break
Conference foyer

11:00-12:30 
Parallel session 1: Municipal drug policies in the former “Soviet bloc” 
Sladkovsky Hall

“Do they really exist? What is their significance?”

Chair:

Simona Merkinaite (Eurasian Harm Reduction Network)

Speakers:

Mikhail Torban (Bekhterev Psychoneurological Scientific Research Institute in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation): Barriers to developing a bottom-up approach: Addiction Treatment Providers in the Russian Federation

Elvira Demyanenko (Director of NGO “Anti-AIDS Siberia”, Russian Federation): Calculating local costs of policy alternatives

Valentin Semionov (Director of Romanian Harm Reduction Network, Bucharest, Romania) Decentralisation of policies in new EU countries: whose mandate, whose responsibility?

Tatyana Loginova (Narcological Hospital “Sociotherapy”, Kiev, Ukraine): Successful Experience of the City Council  People’s Deputy in Cooperating with NGOs in Realising Principles for IDUs’ Harm Reduction

 

(11:00-12:30) CHANGE! FRIDAY, 14:45-16:15, Smetana Hall 
Parallel session 2: Drug markets, drug lifestyles

“What populations in what economy are we speaking about?”

Chair:

Viktor Mravčík (National Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic)

Speakers:

Carla Rossi (Centre for Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, University “Tor Vergata,” Rome, Italy): Estimating the size of  the dealers’ population to describe the drug market: a comparison between different metropolitan areas in Italy

Jiří Vopravil (Czech Statistical Office, Prague, Czech Republic): Estimation of the drug trade in the Czech Republic

Vendula Běláčková (Centre for Addictology, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic): Marijuana Markets in the Czech Republic and in the U.S. – different low-level drug policy approaches and harms

Flavia Mascioli (Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy): Estimating the size of the population of cannabis users to evaluate drug policies:  a comparison between different metropolitan areas in Italy

 

11:00-12:30 
Interactive workshop: The semi-/open drug scene, the police and the specialised services. How can the public nuisance be dealt with? Is cooperation possible? 
Rieger Hall

Trainer:               

Gary Cannell (Merseyside Police, United Kingdom)

Facilitator:         

Aleš Herzog (Head of Outreach Programmes, NGO SANANIM, Prague; Czech Republic)

 

12:30-14:00
Lunch 
(see the list of recommended restaurants)

 

14:00-16:00 
Plenary Session: Prague Drug Forum XXL        
Smetana Hall

open for broad Prague public - for more information please click www.prazskedrogoveforum.cz

“Are we experiencing the vanishing of a long consensus on municipal drug policy on Prague? What has been its main paradigm so far?  Where we are now and where do we want to be in 4 years? Can we learn from the experience of others?”

Co-chairs:

Michal Miovský (Head of the Centre for Addictology, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague) and
Ambros Uchtenhagen (Institute for Addiction Research, Zurich, Switzerland)

Speakers:

Pavel Bém (Mayor of the City of Prague, Czech Republic): Introduction to the problem

Christine Koehler (Drug co-ordinator of the City of Berlin, Germany): Drug Policy in Berlin - a constant work in progress

Jakub Frydrych (Head of the National Drug Squad of the Czech Police and the Bureau of Investigation, Czech Republic): Rational answers, means and tools already exist

Filip Dvořák (Mayor of Prague 1 district): Experiences from the centre of Prague

Lenka Křivancová (Prague 5 citizen): A drug service facility in my street

Jan Straka (director, Debenhams Department Store, Association of entrepreneurs “Sdružení Nového Města pražského”)

Jiří Richter (Director of the NGO SANANIM, and Chair of the Association of NGOs working in the drug field): Our twenty years in the field and rational solutions we see

 

Discussants:

representatives of the Prague political scene

mayors of Prague districts with semi-open drug scenes

drug coordinators of Prague districts, and the City of Prague drug coordinator

interested members of the public

 

 

16:00-16:20
Summary of the discussion and concluding remarks
Smetana Hall

Josef Radimecký (Senior Scientist, Centre for Addictology, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague)

Pavel Bém (Mayor of the City of Prague, President of the Conference)