Presentations

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Global state of the art in drug policies - where we are in different parts of the world at national and local levels

Kasia Malinowska – Sempruch (Director of the OSI Global Drug Policy Programme, Poland/USA).

Is the rule of written law superior, equal or inferior to public health protection?

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

Drug wars may hurt both public health and public safety: the policy implications of our findings from the 96 metropolitan areas study

Samuel R. Friedman (Professor, National Development and Research Institutes, New York, USA).

US drug policies from the ground up

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).

A case study in bottom-up drug policy: the Swiss four-pillar strategy

Ambros Uchtenhagen (professor at the Institute for Addiction Research, Zurich, Switzerland).

How effective is street drug testing in the city of Tbilisi?

David Otiashvili (Director of NGO “Alternative Georgia”, Tbilisi, Georgia).

Developments in the Global Politics of Drug Policy

Michael Trace (Chairman, International Drug Policy Consortium, London, United Kingdom).

Interactive workshop: Primary prevention at the city level

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). Presentation was complement to the workshop, not aimed for publishing as such. A review of the subject is presented in the attached article.

Poster session

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Poster session

The posters were presented by their authors.

Consumption Patterns among Marginalised Drug Users in Six European Metropolises

Ladislav Csémy (Psychiatric Centre Prague, Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University).

Harm reduction as a human rights paradigm and evidence-based approach: the international experience

Matt Southwell (International Network of People who Use Drugs, United Kingdom).

Addiction treatment systems at a the city and local level in the EU

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).

London: boom or bust

Annette Dale-Perera (Strategic Director: Addictions and Offender Care Directorate; Central and North-West London NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland).

Monitoring, evaluating and steering of outpatient drug care facilities in the city of Hamburg

Marcus-Sebastian Martens (Researcher, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Addictions of Hamburg University, Germany).

PARSEC – from research to action

Laura Giacomello (PARSEC Consortium, Rome, Italy).

Interactive workshop: Opioid agonists (substitution) treatment and cities

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

Interactive workshop: Opioid agonists (substitution) treatment and cities

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

Plenary discussion: Not in my backyard!

“Building a community consensus in Switzerland“. Presentation: Ambros Uchtenhagen.

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 p..

Interactive workshop: Novel interventions for stimulant users

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).

Interactive workshop: Novel interventions for stimulant users

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

Reducing Death, Disease, Crime, and Addiction by Ending Drug Prohibition

Jack A. Cole (Board Chair of “Law Enforcement against Prohibition”, USA).

The Dutch Drug Policy and the Police

J. F. Abma (Senior Policy adviser in the Organised Crime Unit of the Law Enforcement Department of the Ministry of Justice, Netherlands).

How law enforcement agencies of the Kyrgyz Republic are doing

Ilimbek Sadykov (UNDP HIV Programme in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic).

Care for drug users in Czech prisons: an NGO perspective

Olga Škvařilová (Head of Drug Services in Prisons Programme, NGO Sdružení Podané ruce, Czech Republic).

Presentation Czech only.

10 years of harm reduction in the prisons of Moldova: successes and challenges

Larisa Pintilei (Director, NGO "Innovating Projects in Prisons in Moldova," and Coordinator of harm reduction programmes in prisons).

Drug users' motivation for application for follow-up care after leaving custody

Lidija Pilat (Drug Services in Prisons, NGO Sdružení Podané ruce, Czech Republic).

Good prison health – better public health – safer society

Zaza Tsereteli (Prison Health Expert Group at the Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Wellbeing, Georgia/Estonia).

Interactive workshop: Heroin assisted treatment: how to start the debate with whom?

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).

Interactive workshop: Heroin assisted treatment: how to start the debate with whom?

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

Drug users as public health allies and potential social allies

Samuel R. Friedman (Professor, National Development and Research Institutes, New York, USA).

Peer work and peer involvement in Europe – peer-fect practices from a grassroots perspective

Katrin Schiffer (Correlation Network II, Amsterdam, Netherlands).

XTP, the peer programme of SANANIM in Prague

Aleš Herzog (NGO SANANIM, Prague, Czech Republic).

UN position on peer- and community-based interventions

Michael Bartos (Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Geneva, Switzerland).

Interactive workshop: Consumption rooms – how do they work and why?

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

Interactive workshop: Consumption rooms – how do they work and why?

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

Barriers to developing a bottom-up approach: Addiction Treatment Providers in the Russian Federation

Mikhail Torban (Bekhterev Psychoneurological Scientific Research Institute in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation).

Calculating local costs of policy alternatives

Elvira Demyanenko (Director of NGO “Anti-AIDS Siberia”, Russian Federation).

Decentralisation of policies in new EU countries: whose mandate, whose responsibility?

Valentin Simionov (Director of Romanian Harm Reduction Network, Bucharest, Romania).

Estimating the size of the dealers’ population to describe the drug market: a comparison between different metropolitan areas in Italy

Carla Rossi (Centre for Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, University “Tor Vergata,” Rome, Italy).

Estimation of the drug trade in the Czech Republic

Jiří Vopravil (Czech Statistical Office, Prague, Czech Republic).

Interactive workshop: The semi-/open drug scene, the police and the specialised services.

How can the public nuisance be dealt with? Is cooperation possible? Trainer: Gary Cannell (Merseyside Police, United Kingdom).

Interactive workshop: The semi-/open drug scene, the police and the specialised services.

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

Drug Policy in Berlin - a constant work in progress

Christine Koehler (Drug co-ordinator of the City of Berlin, Germany).

Our twenty years in the field and rational solutions we see

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