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Harm Reduction International Conference 2013, June 9 - 12, Vilnius, Lithuania


This page will provide you with regular information and news regarding the conference. If you would like to receive Harm Reduction 2013 news to your email, please sign up to our free email conference newsletter.

Visas to Lithuania

Individuals requiring an official ‘Letter of Invitation’ for their visa from the conference organisers must contact Marius Palapis at West Express (Harm Reduction 2013 logistics partner). To receive a ‘Letter of Invitation’, delegates must first register their details on the conference registration system and have paid for all outstanding… Read more

Medical services updates

Our latest medical services update for all conference participants: All conference delegates should arrange their own health and travel insurance in advance of their trip to Lithuania and should ensure that they have the appropriate documentation with them at the conference. All conference delegates who are undergoing any kind of medical… Read more

Become a supporting organisation

Harm Reduction International would like to formally invite organisations working in harm reduction, HIV and drug policy fields to become a Supporting Organisation of Harm Reduction 2013. The role of a Supporting Organisation includes: Promoting the Harm Reduction 2013 conference within your respective institutions and networks Agreeing to have… Read more

Media Release: IHRC 2013 VIP speaker announcement

Professor Michel Kazatchkine, the UN Secretary General`s Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia to address the 23rd International Harm Reduction Conference Lithuanian… Read more

The programme for Harm Reduction 2013 can now be viewed online

Visit  to see an overview of the programme activities for Harm Reduction 2013 (please note that it is a draft version, and is subject to change before June 2013). In early January 2013, the programme committee met in London to create the conference programme for Harm Reduction 2013. Over the three… Read more

Submit Abstracts for Workshops and Dialogue Space

In addition to abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations we are now accepting online submissions for the workshop track and for the dialogue space. Workshop Track To submit your workshop proposal please head to the ‘Abstract Submission’ section of the Programme and abstracts page. Workshop slots are very limited, so we encourage… Read more

Hotel Reservations Now Available

A range of accommodation options are available in Vilnius to suit every delegate's needs. We are sure you will find something suitable for your stay in the capital city of Lithuania. This year Harm Reduction 2013's official travel partner is West Express . Substantial discounts (of up to 20%) are available when booking accommodation through West… Read more

Satellite Meetings around Conference

As in previous years, groups and organisations will organise meetings and satellite events to take place around Harm Reduction 2013. Harm Reduction International and EHRN welcome the opportunity to support and promote these events via the website and other media, and acknowledge them in the conference reader. Anyone wishing to organise a… Read more

Discounts on Flights to Vilnius

We are pleased to announce that Lufthansa is offering a discounted rate of up to 15% (subject to availability) for delegates attending the conference that have paid their registration fees in full. Discounts are applicable on any flight operated with a Lufthansa flight number and are valid for worldwide travel to Vilnius, Lithuania. If you have… Read more

Film Festival Call for Submissions

The ‘9th International Drugs and Harm Reduction Film Festival’ will run as part of the conference programme for Harm Reduction 2013 and the organisers have issued a call for film submissions. They aim to collect a huge range of films, animations, documentaries and training resources to showcase. Films must be submitted by 1st March 2013 , and… Read more