Programme

Here is the Programme for HR17

  • Sunday May 14 2017
  • Monday May 15 2017
    • 09:00 - 10:30
    • 11:00 - 12:30
      • Major 1: CANADA

        Chair: Dan Werb

        • Pascale Leclerc: HIV and HCV Infection among IDUs in Eastern Central Canada – 1995 to 2015 (969) (View slides)
        • Jalene Anderson-Baron: A comparative analysis of provincial and territorial harm reduction policy in Canada (648) (View slides)
        • Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes: Non-inferiority of hydromorphone compared to diacetylmorphine for long-term opioid dependence: A randomized clinical trial (222)
        • Susan Shepherd: Supervised Injection Services in Toronto: Mobilizing Support to Save Lives (187)
      • Major 2: POWERING POLICY REFORM: ACTION THROUGH EVIDENCE

        Chair: Adam Bourne

        • David P. Wilson: Can we make HIV programmes for people who inject drugs more efficient? Findings from allocative and implementation efficiency studies (988)
        • Ian Hodgson: Harm reduction advocacy: models and evaluation methods (1435) (View slides)
        • Suzanne Fraser: How do Australian, Canadian and Swedish policymakers, service providers and advocates frame addiction and what does this mean for policy? (220) (View slides)
        • Sean Allen: Catalysts for Policy Change to Support Syringe Access Program Implementation: Moving Beyond Research Evidence (982) (View slides)
      • Major 3: "JUST SAY NO TO CRIMINALIZATION": ADVANCING HUMAN RIGHTS-BASED DRUG POLICIES FOR HARM REDUCTION

        Chair: Fionnuala Murphy

        Michel Kazatchkine Decriminalization to uphold human rights (View slides)

        Niamh Eastwood What decriminalization models exist globally? (View slides)

        Ruth Birgin The impact of criminalization on people’s daily lives and health (View slides)

        Richard Elliott Decriminalization to reduce harms in prisons and other closed settings

        Marianne Jauncey Decriminalization and the medical community

        • Major 4: OUT THERE IN THE STREET: LEGAL AID AND STREET LAWYERS

          Chair: Scott Bernstein

          • Mikhail Golichenko: The role of legal technical assistance in community empowerment and removing legal barriers (643)
          • Teddy Odunga: Outreach Legal Services - Completing the harm reduction response in Kenya (1332) (View slides)
          • Naila Rizqi Zakiah: LBH Masyarakat’s Paralegal Competition: Improving Capacity of People Living with HIV and Drug User Paralegals in Human Rights Advocacy in Indonesia (1139) (View slides)
          • Svitlana Tkalya: National OST Hotline: an Effective Mechanism of Human Rights Protection (285) (View slides)
        • Workshop 1
          • J Slater: Using the power of human narratives to build a successful public facing advocacy campaign. (544)
      • 14:00 - 15:30
        • Concurrent 1: HARM REDUCTION IN POLITICALLY CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENTS

          Chair: Jay Levy

          • BOUZZITOUM Faouzia: Ten years of Harm Reduction in Morocco (2007-2017) (1302)
          • Peter Sarosi: Harm Reduction in Decline: A Case Study of Hungary (577) (View slides)
          • Goro Koto: Challenge of harm reduction advocacy in the Japan’s social values of morality (440) (View slides)
          • Emma Roberts: Embracing Harm Reduction in Conservative Heartlands of the US: Lessons learned from Austin, Indiana and communities across the US mid-west impacted by increasing Hepatitis C rates & new HIV outbreaks among People Who Inject Drugs. (1176)
        • Concurrent 2: NEGLECTED ISSUES: TB, HEPATITIS B AND SKIN & SOFT TISSUE INFECTIONS

          Chair: Viv Hope

          • Menza Benjamin Kirimo: Enhancing access through DOTs for HIV/TB PWUDs in Medically Assisted Therapy(MAT) clinic, Malindi Kenya (614) (View slides)
          • Jiten Singh Asem: Increasing uptake of hepatitis B vaccination among People who inject drugs (PWID), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (1300)
          • Phillip Summers: Barriers to abscess care among people who inject heroin: fears of pain, withdrawal, and mistreatment. A mixed methods analysis. (1505) (View slides)
          • Magdalena Harris: Drawing attention to neglected injecting-related harms: The case of AA amyloidosis (851) (View slides)
        • Concurrent 3: DRUG CHECKING: FROM DANCE CLUBS TO THE DARK WEB

          Chair: Nazlee Maghsoudi

          • Mark Lysyshyn: Evaluation of a fentanyl drug checking program for clients of a supervised injection site, Vancouver, Canada (188) (View slides)
          • Rainer Schmid: 20 years ‘on-site’ drug checking at music events: What did we see, what could we learn for efficient harm reduction? (1196)
          • Mireia Ventura: Results of an international drug checking service for cryptomarket users (588) (View slides)
          • Helena Valente: Evaluation of an onsite Drug Checking integrated service: the Portuguese experience (366)
        • Concurrent 4: WELCOMING SPACES: INNOVATIONS IN HOUSING AND HEALTH

          Chair: Guy-Pierre Lévesque

          • Michelle McCann: A non-abstinence based care home for older people with alcohol problems in the UK (917) (View slides)
          • Judy Hodge: Connecting Homeless and Marginally Housed Populations to Health Care Services Through Their Pets: A One Health Approach (1396) (View slides)
          • Bernie Pauly: Managed Alcohol Programs: Current Evidence, Effectiveness and Implementation of Innovative Alcohol harm Reduction Programs (453) (View slides)
          • Angela Hovey: All women are welcome: Reducing barriers to shelter services with a harm reduction model (378) (View slides)
        • Concurrent 5: PEER POWER IN SERVICES

          Chair: Jean-François Mary

          • Tetiana Deshko: Bringing Harm Reduction Servises to Scale: Experience from Ukraine (1079)
          • Qing Wu: Peer-implemented naloxone treatment among heroin users: early experience and cost-benefit analysis in Yunnan province, China (948) (View slides)
          • Margaret Njiraini: At the Heart of the Response: Peer led programming to increase service delivery for People Who Inject Drugs in Kwale County, Kenya. (1035) (View slides)
          • Evert Wisse: Home-based peer-system to ensure basic Harm Reduction services in a context of armed conflict (814)
        • Workshop 2
          • Eberhard Schatz: Workshop: Drug Consumption Rooms - from theory to practice (1506)
      • 16:00 - 17:30
        • Concurrent 6: STIMULANT USE

          Chair: Annette Verster

          • Fabienne Hariga: Stimulant Drug Use, new psychoactive drugs (NPS) and HIV Risk and Transmission: A Global Systematic Literature Review (1089)
          • Cinzia Brentari: Amphetamine-type stimulants: increasing the harm reduction response (1355) (View slides)
          • Ignatius Praptoraharjo: Operational Research on Providing Harm Reduction Service for Chrystal Meth Users in Jakarta Indonesia (1473) (View slides)
          • Anna Palmer: The effect of opioid substitution therapy on methamphetamine use in a cohort of people who inject drugs: a mixed methods study (120) (View slides)
        • Concurrent 7: SEX WORK AND HARM REDUCTION

          Chair: Cyndee Clay

          • Aisha Mohammed: Building a sex worker collective: A transnational collaboration to implement the Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee model in the U.S. (1134)
          • Jenn Clamen: The Canadian movement for Sex Work Law Reform Post Bedford (933)
          • Tiommi Luckett: Nothing About Us Without Us: the intersection of trans rights, sex worker rights, harm reduction and HIV policy (979)
          • Dudzile Dlamini: SWEAT’s ‘Self Defense Guide’ for the Protection and Survival of Sex Workers in South Africa (1426)
        • Concurrent 8: RURAL AND GEOGRAPHICALLY REMOTE HARM REDUCTION

          Chair: Anna Dovbakh

          • Jenny Iversen: Syringe coverage and prevention outcomes in regional/remote Australia (533) (View slides)
          • Ye Kyaw Aung: Same risk but different reach: Lower rates of HIV testing among rural-dwelling PWID in Myanmar (873) (View slides)
          • Katie-Sue Derejko: Using Integrated Case Management and A Whole of Government Approach for Individuals with Complex Needs in Northern Canada (1387) (View slides)
          • Yvonne Samuel: Reaching the so-called hard-to-reach: the efficacy of peer education in isolated communities in New South Wales, Australia (751) (View slides)
        • Concurrent 9: SCALE IT UP! LOWERING THRESHOLD, BRINGING IT HOME

          Chair: Olga Golichenko

          • Marie-Eve Goyer: OST programs: how can we lower the treshold? (701)
          • Tao Cai: Methadone take home dose in China (1269)
          • Wai Linn: It is time! Methadone Maintenance Therapy (MMT) take-home prescription would improve thousands’ life in Myanmar (1083) (View slides)
          • Ekaterina Poilova: Blue Bus: Building Bridges to Reach Everyone, Russia (709) (View slides)
        • Concurrent 10: 10 BY 20

          Chair: Lambert Grijns

          • Olga Szubert: 10 by 20: a global campaign to redirect resources from drug control to harm reduction (443) (View slides)
          • Catherine Cook: Assessing harm reduction investment in the European Union – Harm Reduction Works! (1326) (View slides)
          • Susanna Ronconi: Intermittent, Insufficient, Impossible (to know). HR investment in Italy. (461)
          • Sourabh Chakraborty: Cost of India’s “war on drugs”: Is this worth the effort? (665) (View slides)
          • David P. Wilson: How to end AIDS by 2030 for people who inject drugs: modelling the impact of redirecting resources from drug law enforcement to health and harm reduction (1500)
        • Workshop 3
          • Jamie Bridge: Support. Don't Punish: A Guide to Organising Local Advocacy Events (454)
      • Dialogue Space

        10.30-11.30

        Lancet Panel on HIV and Related Infections in Prisons

        Alex Macmadu, Rick Lines

        11.30-12.30

        AIDS 2018 Consultation

        12.30-13.30

        Media Narratives of People who Use Drugs

        Christopher Smith, Sandy Guillaume

        13.30-14.30

        Using Media in our Movement

        Igor Kuzmenko, Aaron Goodman, David Grant

        14.30-15.30

        The Heart of the Response: Community & Qualitative Approaches in Harm Reduction

        Famara Mane, Tiffany Rose, Ryan McNeil

        15.30-16.00

        Technical Support - Empowering people who use drugs and harm reduction practitioners to achieve excellence in harm reduction

        Mat Southwell

        16.00-16.30

        Drug User Organizing in the United States

        Robert Suarez

        16.30-17.00

        Are our current struggles going to be “the good old days”? And what can we do about it? Harm reduction and global sociopolitical struggles

        Sam Friedman

        17.00-17.30

        Political and social awareness through harm reduction interventions

        Brun Gonzalez

    • Tuesday May 16 2017
      • 09:00 - 10:30
        • Plenary 2: COMMUNITY NEEDS; COMMUNITY RESPONSES

          Chair: Monique Tula

          Maira Gabriel (Redes da Maré, Brazil)

          Trevor Stratton (Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, Canada)

          Haryati Jonet (Malaysian AIDS Council, Malaysia)

          Adam Bourne (Australian Research Centre for Sex, Health and Society, Australia)

        • 11:00 - 12:30
          • Major 5: KEY AND NEGLECTED POPULATIONS

            Chair: Ivan Varentsov

            • Sarah Larney: What do we know about key populations who inject drugs? (1511) (View slides)
            • Claudia Stoicescu: Intimate partner violence and injection-related HIV risk among women who inject drugs in Indonesia: results from a respondent-driven sampling study (250) (View slides)
            • Lina Torossian: Harm reduction services for men who have sex with men who use/inject drugs: A qualitative-quantitative operational research involving key stakeholders and beneficiaries in Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Pakistan. (878) (View slides)
            • Toby Lea: Attitudes towards illicit drug use among gay and bisexual men in Australia: challenging the normalisation thesis? (744)
            • Braden Njukia: Access to harm reduction programs among sex workers who inject drugs: findings from a respondent-driven sampling survey in Nairobi,Kenya. (343) (View slides)
          • Major 6: OVERDOSE IN NORTH AMERICA: POLICY AND PRACTICE

            Chair: Allan Clear

            • Dan Ciccarone: US Heroin in Transition (part one): Supply changes, adulteration and consequences (1403)
            • Sharon Stancliff: Training and Equipping Incarcerated Individuals with Naloxone upon Release (909) (View slides)
            • Robin Pollini: "Overamping" - An Understudied Overdose Experience among People Who Inject Drugs (518) (View slides)
            • Ashley Cherniwchan: Inmates are our favourite mates: corrections based take home naloxone (525)
          • Major 7: USERS' CHOICE; USERS' VOICE

            Chair: Julian Hows

            • Shaun Shelly: Community at the heart of the response in South Africa (353) (View slides)
            • Brun Gonzalez: The Universe of Drugs as an international harm reduction campaign! (1213)
            • Sandra Wesley: HR management in a "by and for" organisation: making room for experiential knowledge and creating winning conditions for "peers" (920)
            • Jean-François Mary: “making our voice heard” : from a Quebec peer run harm reduction magazine to rights defense and advocacy (143) (View slides)
          • Major 8: HARM REDUCTION IN PRISON

            Chair: Bruce Trigg

            • Gen Sander: The Global State of Harm Reduction in Prisons: Findings from 2016 (889) (View slides)
            • Sandra Ka Hon Chu: On Point: Developing a programmatic framework for prison-based needle and syringe programs in Canadian prisons (689) (View slides)
            • Laurent Michel: The ANRS-PRIDE Project: assessing the social acceptability of the harm reduction policy scale-up in prison setting in France. (296) (View slides)
            • Ina Tcaci: The Impact of adopting evidence-based HIV harm reduction programs in prisons (912)
          • Workshop 4
            • Andrew Tatarsky: Scientific Revolution in Addiction Treatment: From Disease Concept to Psychobiosocial Process and From Abstinence-only to Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy (189)
        • 14:00 - 15:30
          • Concurrent 11: HARM REDUCTION AMONGST YOUNG PEOPLE WHO USE DRUGS

            Chair: Aram Barra

            • Jade Boyd: Social factors impacting the cessation of injection drug use among marginalized youth in Vancouver, Canada: A qualitative study (687)
            • Brittany Barker: From Placement to Prison: Aging-out of the Child Welfare System and Incarceration among People who use Drugs in Vancouver, Canada (125) (View slides)
            • Elise Durante: Wakes You Up: Naloxone and the Inner City Youth Experience (134) (View slides)
            • Jenna Valleriani: Input from "Youth Speak: Cannabis Policy in the 21st Century" (238) (View slides)
          • Concurrent 12: NO SUBSTITUTION FOR GOOD PROGRAMMING: NEW DEVELOPMENT IN OST

            Chair: Louis Letellier de Saint-Just

            • Alexandra Franklyn: The impact of benzodiazepine use in patients enrolled in opioid agonist therapy in Northern and rural Ontario (212) (View slides)
            • Perrine Roux: Acceptability of intravenous buprenorphine as an opioid treatment: results from a community-based survey among people who inject drugs with high-risk behaviors in France (629)
            • Dr Paul Ochieng': LAWS RESTRICTING THE HANDLING OF OPIOIDS BY HEALTHCARE WORKERS UNDERMINING MEDICALLY ASSISTED THERAPY (MAT) PROGRAMS IN KENYA (1413) (View slides)
            • Mohammad Hassan Novin: The Iranian policy makers ambivalence towards MMT: A situation analysis. (1138) (View slides)
          • Concurrent 13: SUPPLY SIDE ISSUES & HARM REDUCTION

            Chair: Matthew Wilson

            • Vicki Hanson: A Cultural Approach to Cannabis Policy as Harm Reduction: The Caribbean Experience (547) (View slides)
            • Kathryn Ledebur: Supply Side Harm Reduction: Bolivia's Community Coca Control (191)
            • Sai Lone: Empowering marginalized communities: hearing the voice of Myanmar opium farmers’in the drug policy debate (1027) (View slides)
            • Moulay Ahmed Douraidi: Politicians, the Association in the Fight Against AIDS (ALCS) and cannabis cultivators gathered to organize the International Symposium on Cannabis (kif) and drugs, “all for alternatives based on the sustainable development of health and human rights" (923) (View English slides) (View French slides)
          • Concurrent 14: WOMEN WHO USE DRUGS

            Chair: Fabienne Hariga

            • Anna Dovbakh: Punitive drug policies and women’s rights: empowering women who use drugs to address violence in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (865) (View slides)
            • Natalia Sidorenko: “A Nobody’s Patient”: Healthcare for pregnant drug-using women in Russia through the eyes of physicians and patients (387) (View slides)
            • Renaud Boulet: Improving the survival of pregnant drug user women and their children by an harm reduction project conducted by Médecins du Monde in Abidjan, Ivory Coast (RCI) (1250) (View slides)
            • Alexandra B. Collins: The structural and everyday violence of evictions among women who use drugs in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (706) (View slides)
          • Concurrent 15: NALOXONE: RESPONSES FROM DIFFERENT SETTINGS

            Chair: Zoë Dodd

            • Cynthia Horvath: Increased and Coordinated Access to Ottawa’s Take-home Naloxone Programming (968) (View slides)
            • Marine Gogia: Increasing accessibility to Naloxone and medical care through community based interventions (452)
            • Chris Rintoul: Preventing opioid overdose fatalities in a Belfast homeless hostel (59) (View slides)
            • Rebecca Potter: Lessons from Engaging Peers in Overdose Prevention and Other Front Line Harm Reduction Service Delivery (945) (View slides)
          • Workshop 5
            • Olga Szubert: 10 by 20: a global campaign to redirect resources from drug control to harm reduction - workshop for civil society (445)
        • 16:00 - 17:30
          • Concurrent 16: INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY-DRIVEN HARM REDUCTION

            Chair: Trevor Stratton

            • Emily Jones: Four years of delivering Drug User Group in northern remote Canada; what we've learned & best practices (183)
            • Sarah Levine: Experiential learning builds capacity for harm reduction in Indigenous communities in British Columbia, Canada (1384) (View slides)
            • Bryany Denning: Harm Reduction and Housing First in Northern Canada (263) (View slides)
            • Elmer Azak: "Wish I could find a treatment center who could understand my past and understand me": Aboriginal peoples' experiences accessing addictions treatment (393) (View slides)
          • Concurrent 17: HUMAN RIGHTS AND DRUGS: EMERGING CONCERNS AND STRATEGIES

            Chair: Gen Sander

            • Damon Barrett: What if human rights are part of the problem? A critical analysis of the work of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child 1993-2016 (2) (View slides)
            • Riikka Perälä: Protecting and Advocating Citizens’ Rights to Services -Ombudsman Activity for Substance Users in Finland (905)
            • Roxanne Saucier: Title: Under Our Skin? New addiction treatments and the bias against patient choice (1197) (View slides)
            • Susan Boyd: Addiction and Heroin-assisted treatment: Legal Discourse and Drug Reform (170)
            • Aram Barra: The litigation case that allowed medical marihuana in Mexico (1042)
          • Concurrent 18: CANNABIS POLICY AS HARM REDUCTION

            Chair: Donald McPherson

            • Tamar Todd: Legalization of Cannabis: A New Embrace of Harm Reduction in the United States (727)
            • François Gagnon: Cannabis legalization in Canada: options for a low risk environment in Quebec (501) (View slides)
            • Tre Borràs Cabacés: Cannabis Social clubs regulation as an opportunity of health education and harm reduction. (850) (View slides)
            • Myrtle Clarke: JoinTheQueue: Cannabis is the gateway to evidence-based Drug Policy in South Africa. (1420) (View slides)
          • Concurrent 19: KEY ROLES FOR POLICE IN HARM REDUCTION
            • Leo Beletsky: Police Innovations: The Future of Harm Reduction or a Source of Harm? (1156) (View slides)
            • Carol Strike: Relationships between needle and syringe programs and police: the importance of in-service training (367) (View slides)
            • Dr Htwe Kyu: Drug use and HIV in Myanmar: embedding harm reduction in law enforcement practices (171) (View slides)
            • Pavlo Skala: Sensitizing Law Enforcement authorities to Harm Reduction and OST for overcoming negligence and abuse of power (1093)
          • Concurrent 20: WAKE UP TO WOMEN: SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH (SRH) AND HARM REDUCTION

            Chair: Susie McLean

            • Elana Covshoff: Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights, Inclusion and Empowerment (SHRINE): Developing a human rights based approach to frontline sexual and reproductive health service (SRH) for targeted groups in London, England1 (943) (View slides)
            • Rebecca Jenkinson: ‘Establishing the Connection’: identifying gaps and informing service responses to co-occurring sexual victimisation trauma and alcohol and other drug use. (781) (View slides)
            • Yelena Bilokon: Ensuring gender specific services women drug addicts, Kazakhstan (1129) (View slides)
            • Benjamin Kirimo: Integrating medically assisted therapy(MAT) and prevention of mother to child transmission(PMTCT),best practice malindi,kenya (1120)
          • Workshop 6
            • Judy Chang/Fabienne Hariga Implementing comprehensive HIV/Hepatitis C programmes with people who inject drugs: Practical approaches for collaborative interventions (418)
        • Dialogue Space

          10.30-11.30

          Law Enforcement & Diversion

          Keith Brown, Kris Nyrop, Sergey Dugin, Ahmed Said, Monica Ciupagea

          11.30-12.30

          Litigation and Legal Advocacy

          Richard Elliott, Kirstie Douse, Damon Barrett

          12.30-13.30

          Getting Paid

          Alissa Greer, Jean-Hugues Morales

          13.30-14.30

          Housing & Harm Reduction

          Guy Pierre Lévesque, Flora Bance, Russell Maynard

          14.30-15.00

          Harm Reduction Journal Special Issue Launch

          15.00-15.30

          People Living with HIV and Drug User organisations - challenges and opportunities in working together

          Julian Hows

          15.30-16.00

          Building Human Rights and Paralegal Capacity amongst PWUD in East Africa

          Christopher Abuor Martin

          16.00-16.30

          From street to government. Street Lawers EECA

          Alexey Kurmanaevskii

          16.30-17.30

          Nothing about us without us: Meaningful inclusion of sex workers in the harm reduction movement

          Alexandra de Kiewit, Anna Saini

      • Wednesday May 17 2017
        • 09:00 - 10:30
          • Plenary 3: DRUG POLICY REFORM

            Chair: Pat O'Hare

            Senator Risa Hontiveros (Philippines)

            Ethan Nadelmann – Drug Policy Alliance (USA)

            Lisa Sanchez - Mexico United Against Delinquency (Mexico)

            Mark Ware - McGill University (Canada)

          • 11:00 - 12:30
          • 14:00 - 15:30
            • Concurrent 21: A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN: NEW AND EMERGING DRUG CONSUMPTION ROOMS

              Chair: Benjamin Phillips

              • Patricia Sully: Seattle's Fight for Safer Consumption Spaces: City, County, and Community Advocacy (317)
              • Marian Ursan: Stepping forward to the creation of DCRs in Romania (517)
              • Marcus Keane: Influencing Drug Policy: Making the case for Medically Supervised Injecting Facilities in Dublin. (355) (View slides)
              • Elisabeth Avril: Opening of the first drug consumption room in Paris: 7 years of a constant involvement (612) (View slides)
            • Concurrent 22: HARM REDUCTION SERVICES IN HOSPITALS

              Chair: Richard Cloutier

              • Adrian Guta: “A lot of the hospital staff will treat these guys like garbage”: The health care provider perspective about what leads to discharges against medical advice by people living with HIV who use substances (19) (View slides)
              • Antoni Llort Suárez: Nurse office and Consumption room. To implement a Drug Consumption Room (DCR) in a scheduled drug service. (857) (View slides)
              • Karen Amanda Frampton: “Social nurses”; a function to minimize the health gap in a hospital setting for patients who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. Denmark (210) (View slides)
              • Heather Morris: The Addiction Recovery & Community Health team: Patient perspectives on harm reduction practice in acute care (694) (View slides)
            • Concurrent 23: USER ACTIVISM & RESISTANCE

              Chair: Péter Sárosi

              • Sut Nau: Township community-led resistance to drug users and Harm Reduction in Northern Myanmar (868)
              • Alexandra de Kiewit: People who use drugs are mobilizing and organizing across Canada to be at the heart of the response to the opioid overdose crisis. (779)
              • Ata Rahman Hamid: In memory of Haji Hossin - Documenting, reporting and advocating for the human rights of people who use drugs in Afghanistan (1433)
              • TBC: ”From street to government” is the methodology how to use PWUD community-based street lawyers testimonies for advocacy on national level, created by PWUD who are CCM members in EECA countries. (372) (View slides)
            • Concurrent 24: INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY & NURSE BASED HCV MODEL OF CARE

              Chair: Gill Bradbury

              • Mary Harrod: Elimination of hepatitis C: Don’t dream it, be it – a service provider’s update on the Sydney experience (817) (View slides)
              • Michael Selick: HCV Peer Navigator Training, learning to help people who use drugs navigate systemic barriers to treatment (217) (View slides)
              • Ghazaleh Kiani: COMMUNITY POP-UP CLINIC: A HARM REDUCTION STRATEGY TO ENGAGE HCV-INFECTED INJECTION DRUG USERS (675) (View slides)
              • Zoe Dodd: Engaging people who use drugs in Hepatitis C treatment and care: Lessons learned from the Toronto Community Hep C Program, Canada (1189) (View slides)
            • Concurrent 25: THE "WAR ON DRUGS": PERSPECTIVES AND RESPONSES

              Chair: Olga Szubert

              • Rick Lines: Building global and regional action against the death penalty for drug offences (895)
              • Gloria Lai: Drug policy advocacy in Southeast Asia: navigating a region of extremes (456)
              • Khalid Tinasti: Drug Policy and the law in Arab countries (926) (View slides)
              • Verapun Ngammee: From an over criminalization to drug law reform : The lesson learn from Thailand (1339)
            • Workshop 8
              • Ruth Birgin/Monica Anda Ciupagea Addressing the specific needs of women who inject drugs (837)
          • 16:00 - 17:30
          • Dialogue Space

            10.30-11.30

            Fentanyl

            Michael Collins, Allan Clear

            11.30-12.30

            Supervised Injection Sites and Nursing Practice: A Dialogue Space

            Marilou Gagnon

            12.30-13.00

            How to promote harm reduction in our child welfare services

            Suzanne Fish & Kathleen Kenny

            13.00-13.30

            Teaching harm reduction to medical students, or the need for humanism

            Marie-Eve Goyer

            13.30-14.30

            Pioritizing Women's Experiences: Promoting harm reduction and human rights in the context of criminalisation

            Daniel Joloy, Carolyn Eisert

            14.30-15.00

            What can community networks and service providing NGO's contribute to each other? (ENPUD and AFEW International)

            Janine Wildschut

            15.00-15.30

            A call for action: SNAP activism and the establishment of permanent heroin-assisted programs in Canada

            Dave Murray

        At the Heart of the Response

        The theme of this year’s conference is 'At the Heart of the Response', and the programme includes 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 not only reflects the truly global nature of our movement but also addresses key international issues.

        The programme was carefully selected from abstract submissions received through our global call for abstracts; all abstracts submitted were put through a rigorous peer review process, first by an online International Review Committee, and then by an Executive Review Committee who gathered in London in December to formulate the conference programme.

        The agenda encompasses, high profile main plenaries, research, panel discussions dialogue space sessions, workshops and films as a basis for further dialogue.

        Here is the Executive Programme Committee

        HR17 Montréal
        25th Harm Reduction International Conference
        Montréal, Canada | 14 - 17 May 2017
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        At the heart of the response. Au coeur de la solution.
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