At the Heart of the Response
The theme of this year’s conference is 'At the Heart of the Response', and the programme will include presentations, panels, workshops and dialogue space sessions on innovative harm reduction services, new or ground-breaking research, effective or successful advocacy campaigns and key policy discussions or debates. In the context of a country moving towards a more forward-looking approach to drugs, but a region and a planet where progress is still painfully slow, we want HR17 to be the place where the people at the heart of the response come together to build a movement that learns, shares and cooperates to build a world where people benefit from good drug policies, rooted in dignity, health and human rights.
People who use drugs, sex workers, people living with HIV; researchers, campaigners, activists; health professionals, development specialists, human rights experts: all of these and many others are invited to participate in our four-day programme of presentations, workshops, exhibitions, film screenings, networking events and local site visits.
With delegates from more than 70 countries set to take part in this four-day conference, the programme will not only reflect the truly global nature of our movement but also address key international issues. The programme will be carefully selected from abstract submissions received through our global call for abstracts; all abstracts submitted will be put through a rigorous peer review process, first by an online International Review Committee, and then by an Executive Review Committee who will gather in London in December to formulate the conference programme.
The agenda will encompass, high profile main plenaries, research, panel discussions dialogue space sessions, workshops and films as a basis for further dialogue.
The call for abstracts is now closed.
1 September 2016 - Abstract Submission Opens
25 October 2016 - Abstract Submission Closes
November 2016 - International Review Committee
5-7 December 2016 - Executive Programme Committee
Early January 2017 - Successful and Unsuccessful Authors Contacted
February 2017 - Programme Finalised