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

Programme and Abstracts

The programme for the International Harm Reduction Conference 2013 can be viewed here!

In early January 2013, expert team of 22 people met in London to create the conference programme for Harm Reduction 2013. Over the three days members of the programme committee carefully reviewed over 1,000 abstract submissions we received, that had been sent in from all over the world. 

International Programme Committee members for Harm Reduction 2013:

  • Alison Crocket, UNAIDS
  • Allan Clear, Harm Reduction Coalition
  • Anita Krug, Youth RISE
  • Azizbek Boltaev, The International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs
  • Catherine Cook, Harm Reduction International
  • Cinzia Brentari, Independent consultant
  • Eka Iakobishvili, Harm Reduction International
  • Eliot Albers, International Network of People Who Use Drugs (INPUD)
  • James Bridge, International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC)
  • Joanne Csete, Open Society Foundations (OSF)
  • Julian Hows, Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+)
  • Maria Phelan, Harm Reduction International
  • Patricia Haddad, Middle East & North Africa Harm Reduction Association (MENAHRA)
  • Patrick O'Hare, HIT
  • Pye Jakobsson, Rose Alliance
  • Raminta Stuikyte, Independent consultant
  • Rick Lines, Harm Reduction International
  • Sergey Votyagov, Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN)
  • Smiljka de Lussigny, World Health Organisation (WHO)
  • Susie McLean, HIV AIDS Alliance
  • Tim Rhodes, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Wanjiku Kamau, Independent consultant

This year, for the first time, a regional programme committee has also been created to put together a track of sessions and activities dedicated to harm reduction issues in Eurasia. The regional committee was convened by the regional conference partners, the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network.

The result is a high quality, comprehensive programme containing keynote speeches and a range of different sessions which focus on the conference theme - 'Value/s of Harm Reduction'. In addition to simultaneous English/Russian translation taking place in all plenary and major sessions and half of the afternoon concurrent sessions, Harm Reduction 2013 will also be the first of our conferences to have a dedicated track of sessions and activities taking place in the Russian language only.

Abstract submission

The abstract submission system is now closed. We would like to thank all participants who took the time to submit an abstract for Harm Reduction 2013. This year we received around 1000 abstracts! Every single abstract will be reviewed by at least three members of the International Programme Committee.

For further information about the programme or abstract process, please contact the conference team on