International conference "Harm Reduction Programmes in Europe: practice, problems and perspectives"

 

Programme

May 29, 2008

8.00 - 10.00

Registration

10.00 - 10.20

Conference  opening

Dr. Audronė Astrauskienė , Director of the Drug Control Department under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania

Ms. Signe Rotberga , Regional Programme Coordinator of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Mr. Valdemaras Sarapinas , Chancellor of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania

Mr. Rimvydas Turčinskas , Health Minister of the Republic of Lithuania

 

First plenary session

Chairpersons: dr. Rima Vaitkienė , Secretary of the Ministry of Health, prof. Gilberto Gerra, Chief of Health and Human Development Section, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

10.20 - 11.10

Delevopment of Drug Related Harm Programmes in Lithuania

Dr. Audronė Astrauskienė, Director of the Drug Control Department under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania

11.10 - 12.00

Harm Reduction in the United Nations Drug Control Policy

Prof. Gilberto Gerra , Chief of Health and Human Development Section, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

12.00 - 12.30

Coffee break

Second plenary session

Chairpersons: dr. Audronė Astrauskienė , Director of the Drug Control Department under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, Ms. Signe Rotberga , Regional Programme Coordinator of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

12.30 - 12.50

Preventing and Reducing Drug Related Harm in Europe

Ms. Dagmar Hedrich, Project Manager on Harm Reduction, Treatment and Social Rehabilitation, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addition

12.50 -13. 30

Presentation of the World Health Organization Reseach "WHO Collaborative Study on Substitution Therapy of Opioid Dependence and HIV/AIDS" and "The New WHO Guidelines for the Psychosocially Assited Pharmacological Treatment of Opioid Dependence"

Dr. Nicolas Clark , Medical Officer in WHO's Mental Health and Substance Abuse Department

13.30 - 14.00

Comprehensive Aproach to the Risk of Drug Related HIV / Implementation of UNODC Regional Project "HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care among Injecting Drug Users and in Prison Settings in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania"

Ms. Signe Rotberga , Regional Programme Coordinator of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

14.00 - 15.30

Lunch

 

Third plenary session

Chairpersons: Ms. Dagmar Hedrich , Project Manager on Harm Reduction, Treatment and Social Rehabilitation, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addition, Mr. Juras Požėla, Director of Department of Youth Affairs at the Ministry of Social Security and Labour

15.30 - 15.50

New drugs and emerging drug trends in Europe

Mr. Roumen Sedefov , Action on New Drugs, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addition

15.50 - 16.20

Co-ordination, monitoring and evaluation of drug policies

Dr. Bob Keizer , Senior Policy Adviser of the Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction (Trimbos - Instituut, The Netherlands)

16.20 - 16.50

Coffee break

Fourth plenary session

Chairpersons: Ms. Monica Beg, HIV Adviser, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Ms. Ona Davidonienė, Director of State Mental Health Center

16.50 - 17.10

 

Harm Reduction Services and Facilities in Poland

Ms. Jagoda Wladon , Vice-President of Monar, Poland

17.10 - 17.30

Substitution Treatment Programmes in Croatia

Ms. Venija Cerovecki Nekic , Department for Family Medicine, Medical School, University of Zagreb

17.30 - 18.00

Discussions

19.00

Reception

 

May 30, 2008

Fifth plenary session

Chairpersons: Dr. Nicolas Clark , Medical Officer in WHO's Mental Health and Substance Abuse Department, Dr. Emilis Subata , Director of Vilnius Center for Addictive Disorders

9.00 - 9.30

Substitution Treatment in Lithuania

Dr. Emilis Subata, Director of Vilnius Center for Addictive Disorders

9.30 - 10.00

Outreach Programmes as a harm reduction interventions in Cracow

Mr. Marek Zygadlo , Director of Monar Crakow, Poland

10.00 - 10.30

Harm Reduction Services in Catalonia: current status and lessons learned

Dr. Xavier Majó Roca, Director of the Programme of Substance Abuse, Department of Health, Government of Catalonia

10.30 - 11.00

Coffee break

11.00 - 12.30

Workgroups

Discussions

 

Substitution Treatment

Participants: Dr. Nicolas Clark, WHO ; Dr. Emilis Subata, Vilnius Center for Addictive Disorders, Lithuania ; Ms. Aušra Malinauskaitė, Vilnius Center for Addictive Disorders, Lithuania

Discussions

 

Outreach Work among Drug Users

Participants: Mr. Marek Zygadlo, Monar Crakow, Poland; Ms. Tatjana Magerova, Drug Rehabilitation Centre "You will not be alone", Estonia, Dr. Xavier Maj ó Roca, General Directorate for Public Health, Government of Catalonia, Spain; Ms. Gunta Kirvelaite, State Agency for tubercolosis and lung diseases, Latvia; Mr. Rimantas Šagždavičius, Drug Control Department under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, Lithuania

Discussions

 

Evaluation of Drug Control Policy

Participants: Mr. Povilas Radzevičius, Ms. Vida Leonienė, Mr. Ernestas Jasaitis, Drug Control Department under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, Lithuania; Dr. Bob Keizer, the Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction (TRIMBOS), The Netherlands

12.30 - 13.00

Discussions of Conference Results

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch

 

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