HR19 Porto 28 April - 1 May 2019


Thank you to all of the speakers who made HR19’s programme so engaging, informative and diverse. 

Click the abstract numbers in the programme below to find out more about the abstracts and their presenters, and click ‘view slides’ for a pop-up presentation window.

  • Sunday April 28 2019
    • 16:00 - 18:00
      • Opening Ceremony

        Chaired by: Naomi Burke-Shyne, Executive Director, Harm Reduction International, and José Queiroz, Executive Director, APDES

        Welcome remarks: José Queiroz, Executive Director, APDES

        Keynote address: Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

        Speakers: Dr. Raquel Duarte, Secretary of State for Health, Portugal Professor Alexandre Quintanilha, President, Parliamentary Committee on Education and Science; Chair, Commission for the National Strategy to Combat Drugs (1998) Dr. Ricardo Baptista Leite, MP, Portugal; President, UNITE – Global Parliamentarians Network Rui Coimbra Morais, Consumidores Associados Sobrevivem Organizados (CASO)

        Awards Presentations: Carol and Travis Jenkins Award International Rolleston Award National Rolleston Award

        Closing Keynote Speech: Jorge Fernando Branco de Sampaio, Former President of Portugal(1996-2016), member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy

  • Monday April 29 2019
    • 09:00 - 10:30
    • 10:30 - 17:30
    • 11:00 - 12:30
    • 14:00 - 15:30
    • 16:00 - 17:30
    • Dialogue Space

      The Power of Peer-Led Grief Support – Petra Schulz

      30 years of political controversy on needle exchange programmes in Sweden - Slowly turning the tide – Niklas Karlsson

      Vancouver's Perinatal Addiction Harm Reduction Program- How can we respond to the Fentanyl "Crisis" to improve outcomes in the context of "safe use" – Ron Abrahams

      Nurse Initiated Peripheral IV Starts in Supervised Consumption Sites: A Call for Nurses to Participate in Assisted Injection – Tim Gauthier

      Support. Don't Punish - Juan Fernández Ochoa

      When there are no safe places: the perspective of women who use drugs/Quando não há espaços seguros: a perspetiva das mulheres que usam drogas – Magda Ferreira
      Housing First and Harm Reduction - inclusive measures/Housing First e Redução de Riscos - respostas inclusivas – Américo Nave What’s the future of peer work?/Trabalho de pares, que futuro? – Renato Pinto
      FLORES DO BEM: towards cannabis legalization [Portugal; Uruguay]/FLORES DO BEM: rumo à legalização da canábis [Portugal; Uruguai] – Joana Canedo
      1Perto-LX - good practices in Lisbon/Perto-LX boas práticas na cidade de Lisboa – Isabel de Bandos

      Impacts of HR17 Montréal - Sandhia Vadlamudy & Louis Letellier de Saint-Just

      Amphetamine-type stimulant use: Global trends and the harm reduction response – Sam Shirley-Beavan & Dominique Schori

      Lusophone Approaches to Key Populations
      Homeless Crack Cocaine Users: Territories and Territorialities in the Constitution of Social Support Networks for Health – Pilar Belmonte Harm Reduction among Men Who Have Sex with Men and Commercial Sex/Redução de Danos em Homens que Fazem Sexo com Homens e Sexo Comercial – Matuzalem Maycon Araújo Santos Matuza SCARJoV: o trabalho de uma ONG Angolana com Trabalhadoras do Sexo – Simão Faria

      Harm Reduction Journal: The involvement and engagement of peers in research
      Speakers: TBC

  • Tuesday April 30 2019
    • 09:00 - 10:30
    • 10:30 - 17:30
    • 11:00 - 12:30
    • 14:00 - 15:30
    • 16:00 - 17:30
    • Dialogue Space

      Peers in Services
      I am a peer – Alexandra de Kiewit
      Involvement of people who use drugs: strategies for participation and recognition that have proved beneficial – Julie Bouchard

      Recipes from the underground kitchen: Home cooking and the New Zealand drug experience – Rhys Ponton

      Public Spaces and Drug Control
      Narcopisos: a new drug use context at Raval Neighbourhood, Barcelona – Intervention strategy from a supervised consumption room – Noelia Girona
      Drug use and urban security – Bernd Werse
      Far from relief: The impact of drug policy control on access to essential medicines in five Colombian cities – Isabel Pereira-Arana
      Impact of Drop in Center Closures on People who Inject Drugs in Yangon – Khine Su Win
      A retrospective and introspective analysis of a local government order to suspend harm reduction services for people who inject drugs (PWID) in Durban, South Africa – Monique Marks Persuading Police to Support Public Health: Training to Improve Police Endorsement of Legal Syringe Access – Jaime Arredondo

      Going Down to where we are Needed Most
      Bringing doctors to the streets. An integrated harm reduction model to reduce stigma and barriers to health access of persons who inject drugs in Tijuana, Mexico – Patricia E Zuniga
      Advocating to decentralize dispensing of Methadone substitution therapy from police post to Area health center – Marie Cindy Trevedy
      Experience of Tanzania crisis response team from TANPUD in enhancing harm reduction from 2015 to 2018 – Marineus Mutongore
      Faith Based Perspective to Harm Reduction - Lessons Learnt from the South Eastern Nigeria Round Table on Substance Abuse – Nonso Maduka

      Criminal Justice Issues
      Death Penalty Policy in Indonesia : The Assumption Based Policy – Erasmus Napitupulu
      Police community engagements with drug users to reduce crime and Harm reduction – Godwin Odhiambo

      "Caring is Normal": territorial coordination as a harm reduction practice in Mare's favelas, Rio de Janeiro/"Normal é cuidar”: articulação territorial como prática de redução de danos no conjunto de favelas da Maré, no Rio de Janeiro – Maïra Gabriel Anhorn
      Harm Reduction Advocacy: Experience of It's the E de Lei Outreach Center - Sao Paulo, Brazil/Advocacy em redução de danos: a experiência do Centro de Convivência É de Lei - São Paulo – Brasil – Maria Angélica de De Castro Comis
      Challenges and Practical Reflections on the Implementation of First Job Programs: Experiences in South America, North America and Europe/Desafios e reflexões práticas para a implantação de programas de “Trabalho Primeiro”: experiências na América do Sul, América do Norte e Europa – Ana Cecília Villela Guilhon

      Harm Reduction and Legal Drugs
      Tobacco Harm Reduction: The Switch – Helen Redmond
      Human rights and a 'tobacco free world': Lessons from illicit drugs – Julie Hannah
      Is it time for more radical alcohol harm reduction? – Bernie Pauly
      Vaping – Mafalda Carmona

      EuroNPUD Twinning Pilot Projects (Prague and Ljubljana) – Mauro Guarinieri

  • Wednesday May 01 2019
    • 09:00 - 10:30
    • 10:30 - 17:30
    • 11:00 - 12:30
      • Major 9: Women's Empowerment

        Chair: Lynn Paltrow

        • Jade Boyd: “Bed Bugs and Beyond”: An ethnographic analysis of North America’s first women-only supervised drug consumption site (340) (View slides)
        • Daria Matyushina-Ocheret: Advocacy for the Parental Rights of Women Who Use Drugs (1020) (View slides)
        • Aura ROIG: Metzineres. Environments of Shelter for Womxn Who Use Drugs Surviving Violences (Barcelona) (1471)
        • ISADORA SIMOES DE SOUZA: Quando filhos são retirados de mães usuárias de drogas no Brasil (772) (View slides)
      • Major 10: Decriminalisation in Action

        Chair: Alex Stevens

        Marta needs 50% reduction Sandy & Nicholas probably don't need schols Andrei only to replace Mark or Rui if needed; not Ole or Sandy

        Sandy to incorporate 1330 in her presentation

        1264 to be presented by second author (Rui Coimbra)

        • marta pinto: The Portuguese drug policy model: a look from the inside (1232) (View slides)
        • Rui Miguel Coimbra Morais: Is Decriminalisation Enough? Drug User Community Voices from Portugal (1264)
        • Ole Jørgen Lygren: Peer based drug policy advisory board changing politics in Norway (336) (View slides)
        • Sandy Mteirek: How is Lebanon one step closer to decriminalization? (986) (View slides)
        • Scott Bernstein: Creating a Regulatory Framework for Currently Illegal Drugs in Canada (914) (View slides)
      • Major 11: Community Power in Research and Advocacy

        Chair: Olga Byelyayeva & Meaghan Thumath

        • Jeanette Bowles: Defining Peers in Peer-Collaborated Academic Research (1437) (View slides)
        • Scott Neufeld: Research 101: Empowering community members in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to develop local guidelines for ethical research with people who use drugs (1347) (View slides)
        • Brun Gonzalez: New Developments of the International Network of People who Use Drugs and the new Regional Model (650)
        • Oxana Ibragimova: Advocacy by the community of people who use drugs of OST programs in Kazakhstan. (875) (View slides)
      • Major 12: Overdose Prevention and Response

        Chair: Louis Letellier de St-Just

        Mat S no schol

        • Mat Southwell: Peer-led quality review of opioid overdose management in the UK and advocating for peer-to-peer distribution of Naloxone - EuroNPUD's Naloxone Access and Advocacy Project (1060) (View slides)
        • Phillip Coffin: Impacts of changing opioid prescribing policy in the United States (1477) (View slides)
        • Jane A. Buxton: Changing landscape of opioid use in British Columbia, Canada: A shift towards fentanyl-seeking behaviour (1311) (View slides)
        • Gillian Kolla: The complicated work of overdose response by harm reduction workers in community settings (470) (View slides)
        • Elizabeth Holliday: Vancouver Coastal Health's Overdose Emergency Response: Strategies for A Region in Crisis (1293) (View slides)
        • Thiha Lin: Naloxone Now! A call to prioritize peer-led overdose management in Myanmar (167) (View slides)
        • Kirsten Horsburgh: Preservation of Life: Involving Police and Prison Officers in Scotland's National Naloxone Programme (246)
      • Major 13: HCV Elimination and Access to Testing and Treatment for People Who Use Drugs and Prisoners

        Chair: Eberhard Schatz

        Six speakers

        • Ena Oru: Availability versus access: testing and treatment for chronic hepatitis C infection for persons who inject drugs and in prisons (584) (View slides)
        • Dirk Schaeffer: Counselling and testing services for HIV and Hepatitis C Virus and linkage to care for people who inject drugs – first results of a pilot intervention in Germany (342) (View slides)
      • Workshop 7: Making The Universal Periodic Review Work for You: Maximising Opportunities to Promote the Rights of People Who Use Drugs
        • David Ruiz Villafranca: Making The Universal Periodic Review Work for You: Maximising Opportunities to Promote the Rights of People Who Use Drugs (1089)
    • 14:00 - 15:30
    • 16:00 - 17:30
      • Closing Ceremony

        Chaired by: Naomi Burke-Shyne, Executive Director, Harm Reduction International

        Speakers: Dr. Shannon Hader, Deputy Executive Director, UNAIDS Louise Vincent, Executive Director, Urban Survivors Union Prof. Carl Hart, Chair, Department of Psychology, Columbia University

        Award: Brooklyn McNeil Rae of Hope Award, sponsored by the Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation

        Film: Rights Reporter Foundation’s Film of HR19

    • Dialogue Space

      The Harm Reduction Case: The Impact of Patient Data Confidentiality Breaches - 'Criminalization and the Use of Mobile & Cloud-Based Health Tools – Murdo Bijl

      Harm Reduction in Africa
      Advocacy work for harm reduction in Mozambique – Job Mutombene
      Sharing Universal Challenges in Harm Reduction Implementation in Francophone Countries - Titus Ndi Ndukong
      Peer educators' implication in an injecting drugs consumers' harm reduction program in Senegal: learning lessons – Moustapha Mbodj

      10 by 20: rolling out the campaign to redirect resources from drug control to harm reduction on national level – Olga Szubert

      Drug abuse as a professional risk for PWD expertism – Fabrice Olivet

      Progress in Challenging Environments
      The Intersectionality of Recovery, Harm Reduction and Drug Policy, Rhode Island – Michael Galipeau
      "Human Rights are not optional" - Developing Minimum Standard to Care for Drug Treatment in India – Fazlur Rahman Gulfam
      HR Programme to decrease the rate of HIV infection among people who inject drugs: successful cooperation between NGO and the government (Macao)/Sucesso programa de redução de novas infecções de VIH entre os que consomem driogas injectáveis , sucesso de cooperação entre ONG e governo em redução de danos – Augusto Nogueira

      Hot Topics
      Monitoring and Evaluation: A ground up approach to community based health research in the Northern Territory of Australia – Donna-Maree Stephens
      Opression systems, intersectionality and access to service: analyse and overcome barriers to access – Mélodie Talbot
      The "crackhouse": A Pillar of our Communities with Sandra Wesley of Stella and Martin Page of Dopamine – Sandra Wesley

      From the Cradle to the Grave
      The role of music in the lives of young substance users – Elise Cournoyer Lemaire
      Engaging PWIDs in Belfast City Centre – Iain Cameron
      Harm Reduction the trigger to a new social work practice (Portugal/USA) – Mark Bigler
      Aging and problematic substance use – Lara Nixon

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