HR19 Porto 28 April - 1 May 2019


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  • 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
      • Plenary 1: Drug Policy: The Push for Justice

        Chair: Ann Fordham

        Mary Chinery-Hesse, West Africa Commission on Drugs
        Kristine Mendoza, StreetLawPH
        Imani Robinson, Co-director, RE:GENERATE Festival 2018
        Bikas Gurung, Asian Network of People Who Use Drugs

    • 10:30 - 17:30
    • 11:00 - 12:30
      • Major 1: Practice is Empowerment: The Evolution of Peer Involvement in Service Provision

        Chair: Dirk Schaeffer

        • José Queiroz: Peer 2 Peer: reinforcing peers’ involvement in outreach work (626)
        • Maria João Oliveira: Obstacles and challenges to the peers’ professionalization in health education projects: case study at a Portuguese NGO (582)
        • Graham Brown: What Works and Why (W3) Project – a partnership with peer led organisations to demonstrate the value of participation of people who inject drugs in health services and policy (733)
        • Kevin Joseph NYERERE: From a staff-led to a community-based drop-in center for people who use drugs – Lessons learnt in Temeke, Tanzania (1218)
      • Major 2: Structures of Risk & Response: A Research Lens

        Chair: Dan Werb

        • Emile Dirks: The China Drug Database Project: Policy Trends and Outcomes in the People's Republic of China (1990-2016) (410)
        • William Goedel: Can emergency implementation of syringe services programs prevent rapid HIV transmission among people who inject drugs in rural counties in the United States?: A modeling study (682)
        • Mélanie Quétier: Sociocultural and religious norms and values at the foundation of repression and violence towards people who use drugs in Kachin State, Myanmar. (1104)
        • Ediomo-Ubong Nelson: Initiating and continuing illicit drug injecting: structural, social and subjective determinants (171)
      • Major 3: Money, Money, Money

        Chair: Ethan Nadelmann & Pat O'Hare

        • Emily Rowe: The Harm Reduction Funding Crisis in 7 Countries in Asia (425)
        • Ivan Varentsov: The impact of the Global Fund’s Eligibility Policy on the sustainability of the results of the last Global Fund HIV grant for Russia (981)
        • Tetiana Deshko: Harm reduction programs sustainability at city levels: lessons from EECA (883)
        • Maria Plotko: Criminalization costs: the case of EECA region (1371)
      • Major 4: Global Drug Policy at a Crossroads

        Chair: Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno

        • David Badcock: Time to review the UN Conventions to limit their harms to research (1059)
        • John-Peter Kools: Drug policy in Central Asian countries; Opening windows of opportunities (855)
        • Rick Lines: The competing concepts of dignity in human rights and drug control (3)
        • Ann Fordham: The 2019 UN Ministerial Segment on drugs: Global drug policy at a crossroads (380)
        • Magdalena Dabkowska: Shrinking space for civil society in Eastern Europe and Central Asia - how does it affect harm reduction and drug policy organizations? (887)
      • Workshop 1A: Reagent Drug Checking as an Underground Harm Reduction Practice
        • Mitchell Gomez: Reagent Drug Checking as an Underground Harm Reduction Practice (494)
    • 14:00 - 15:30
      • Concurrent 1: Community Based Provision of Hepatitis Testing and Treatment

        Chair: Annette Verster

        • Claudius Mone Iye: Community Involvement in Hepatitis C Treatment Guidelines in Indonesia (589)
        • Aung Yu Naing: Neglected Hepatitis B –Place prevention before treatment (365)
        • Meghan Morris: Successes and Lessons Learned from a Collective Impact Initiative to Eliminate HCV in San Francisco CA USA. (1134)
        • Teresa Sousa: Low threshold Hepatitis C Treatment: diagnosis, access, criteria and outcomes (572)
        • Nico Clark: Opportunistic treatment of hepatitis C in a medically supervised injection room - a client centred approach (427)
        • Mathilde Laval: An innovative peer-based support program, providing a scalable solution for access to HCV screening and treatment for PWID into the public healthcare system in Hanoi, Vietnam (1187)
        • Abigael Lukhwaro: occasional injecting increases risk of acquiring Hepatitis C among People who Inject Drugs in Nairobi Kenya (354)
      • Concurrent 2: Challenging Injustice: Legal Aid Experiences Around the World

        Chair: Giada Girelli

        • Mary Catherine Alvarez Del Rosario: Establishing StreetLawPH towards access to justice and human rights protection for persons who use drugs in the Philippines (593)
        • Albert Wirya: Investigating the potential of a paralegal program to realize improve access to drugs and the right to health for key populations in Jakarta, Indonesia (1261)
        • Abdalla Badhrus: Community Paralegal Interventions for access to justice, legal and health care rights for drug users charged with drug offences in Mombasa, Kenya. (990)
      • Concurrent 3: Civil Society Pushing for Reform

        Chair: Jamie Bridge

        • Prince Bull-Luseni: Evidence-based Drug policy: the road map to decriminalization and sustainable harm reduction (936)
        • Sovannary Tuot: Cambodia’s experience: Government and NGOs working together to shift compulsory to community based drug treatment amongst people who use drugs (1210)
        • Rodney Holcombe: Clean Slate: Reducing Barriers to Post-Conviction Relief in the United States (1142)
        • Marielle Marcaida: Understanding the Narratives of Pateros Mothers’ Activism under the Philippine Drug War (1381)
        • Cécile Kazatchkine: Resistance = Life: Civil society mobiizing to defend overdose prevention sites and supervised consumption services in Ontario, Canada (1406)
      • Concurrent 4: Reaching Communities Impacted by Conflict and Crisis

        Chair: Benjamin Phillips

        • Marie Jauffret-Roustide: Drug use and migration: Urgent need for reinforcing access to care and social integration - Results from ANRS-Coquelicot study, France (671)
        • Dan Werb: Reforming medication-assisted treatment to achieve harm reduction goals and address injection initiation assistance in Tijuana, Mexico. (700)
        • Svetlana Moroz: Access to Harm Reduction Services among Women who Use Drugs Living near the Armed Conflict Zone in Ukraine (648)
        • SUDAN MANANDHAR: Effects of Regulation on Methadone and Buprenorphine Provision in the Wake of Catastrophic Earthquake in Nepal (1188)
        • Min Wai Lwin: Desensitizing local static community using community based organizations (1211)
      • Concurrent 5: The Kids Are Alright: Harm Reduction and Youth

        Chair: Zoe Carre

        • Chinara Imankulova: Integration of comprehensive package of services for minors who use drugs in the Kyrgyz Republic (445)
        • Joana Pereira: YPWUD and law enforcement interactions - drugs are not born in trees or sent to parties with the force of a Jedi (1268)
        • Damon Barrett: Canada, Cannabis and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (5)
      • Workshop 2A: Working with people who use performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs): engagement workshop targeted at healthcare professionals
        • Katinka van de Ven: Working with people who use performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs): engagement workshop targeted at healthcare professionals (574)
      • Workshop 2B: An Integrative Harm Reduction Therapy Approach to Addictions: Addressing the Roadblocks to Healing, Growth and Positive Change
        • Andrew Tatarsky, PhD: An Integrative Harm Reduction Therapy Approach to Addictions: Addressing the Roadblocks to Healing, Growth and Positive Change (880)
    • 16:00 - 17:30
      • Concurrent 6: Out There on the Street: Homes, Money and Dogs

        Chair: Daniel Wolfe

        • Marcela Adriana da Silva Lucena Marcela: Projeto Novos Caminhos - uma experiência de 'housing first' e geração de renda como redução de vulnerabilidades de pessoas que usam drogas na cidade de Fortaleza - Brasil (1276)
        • ORIOL SEGOVIA MINGUET: New challenges in harm reduction: Canine education as a tool for dealing with users of Drug Consumption Rooms and dog owners in the city of Barcelona (Spain). (1405)
        • Elaine Polflit: Growing old on the streets: story of a partnership between emergency shelters and the healthcare system in Montreal (1066)
        • Magdalena Harris: Navigating the street injecting risk environment: learning from the experts to prevent health harms in the UK (1092)
      • Concurrent 7: Assessing Risks and Providing Opportunities in Prison Settings

        Chair: Cinzia Brentari

        • Kestutis Butkus: Lithuania - Substitution treatment is approved by law in the imprisonment places, 7 years of bringing a suit against Lithuanian institutions, 45 days of abstinence and tortures, and moral harm estimated 300 euros. Learned lessons and further steps. (940)
        • Perrine Roux: Correlates of self-reported HCV seropositivity among active people who inject opioids: the impact of prison experience (194)
        • Dina Masalimova: Access to harm reduction and HIV treatment and care services among prison outcasts (843)
      • Concurrent 8: Drugs and Sex: Supporting People who Engage in Chemsex

        Chair: Machteld Busz

        • Jay Levy: Chemsex: A Case Study of Drug-Userphobia (481)
        • Leon Knoops: Problematic chemsex; from signals to harm reduction interventions (1114)
        • Adam Bourne: Prevalence of drug use and uptake of harm reduction services among gay and bisexual men in Australia (761)
        • Vivian Hope: Psychosocial and sexual factors associated with drug use and sexualised drug use among women who have sex with women: a need for targeted harm reduction responses (486)
      • Concurrent 9: Technologies and Tools for Harm Reduction

        Chair: Tanya Deshko

        • Tetiana Saliuk: Increasing HIV awareness and reducing the HIV risk: integration of HI directly assisted self-testing in harm reduction program (318)
        • Thomas Cai: Impact of different recruitment criteria on the compliance of take home methadone treatment (119)
        • Faustino (Tino) Fuentes: Grass Roots drug checking for fentanyl with urine test strips (6)
        • Reece Cossar: Describing client presentations at syringe dispensing machines in Melbourne, Australia: A novel method of data capture (46)
      • Concurrent 10: From Public Health to Politics: Introducing Drug Consumption Rooms

        Chair: Kirsten Horsburgh

        • Em Pijl: Enhancing the Acceptability of Supervised Consumption Services in Canadian Neighbourhoods: Opportunities for Relationship, Mitigation and Education (206)
        • Saket Priyadarshi: Learning from an HIV outbreak in Glasgow- the UK's first Safer Injecting Facility is required to reduce harms and address complex needs (384)
        • Ricardo Fuertes: Drug Consumption Rooms in Lisbon- Implementation Process (1001)
        • Ryan McNeil: Scaling up supervised consumption services in response to the overdose crisis: Lessons from a rapid ethnographic study of overdose prevention site implementation in Vancouver, Canada (592)
      • Workshop 3: Know Your Rights Training As Harm Reduction
        • Alex Andrews: Know Your Rights Training As Harm Reduction (1164)
    • 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
      • Concurrent 11: First but Last: Indigenous Peoples, Allies and Alliances to Decolonise Harm Reduction

        Chair: Chief Austin Bear

        • Teresa Marsh: The Impact of a Harm Reduction Approach Using Sweat Lodge Ceremonies for Healing Intergenerational Trauma and Substance Use Disorder Symptoms in Indigenous Peoples in Northern Ontario Canada (982)
        • Gaby Bruning: Harm reduction in an Aboriginal cultural framework (59)
        • Mary Deleary: The Indigenous Policy Tool (1017)
      • Concurrent 12: Integration and Universal Health Coverage

        Chair: Vivian Hope

        • Emma Garrod: Hospital harm reduction: peer and provider perspectives (1051)
        • Bassirou Gandema: A Peer-driven, low threshold Tuberculosis screening and treatment program to address high tuberculosis prevalence among People Who Use Drugs in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. (552)
        • Annette Verster: A holistic approach to drug user health – a communicable disease perspective (583)
        • Ni Ni Tun: Integrated community based Harm Reduction Activity in Northern Kachin state, Myanmar, a new strategy for improving access and linkages to treatment and care (722)
        • Christopher Baguma: Trend analysis of HIV/TB integrated services utilization and coverage in Uganda Harm Reduction Referral Points in Kampala, Gulu, Mbarara and Mbale (292)
        • Fiorant DI NINO: Microstructures: an example of team work in GPs office for drugs user. (546)
      • Concurrent 13: Drug Checking: Past, Present and Future Innovations

        Chair: Sam Shirley-Beavan

        • Daan van der Gouwe: DIMS: 26 years of drug checking in the Netherlands - lessons learned and way forward (850)
        • Laurene COLLARD: Developing a national network of drug checking services in France: how to ensure the best possible articulation between mainstream harm reduction services and the national monitoring system? (811)
        • Geoff Bardwell: The potential uptake of drug checking technologies among structurally vulnerable people who use drugs in Vancouver, Canada: A qualitative study (30)
        • Galyna Sergiienko: Drug checking service in Ukraine explores recreational drug scene (861)
        • julian quintero: Reduction of intoxication and deaths due to drug checking and harm reduction information in music festivals in Colombia since 2013 (420)
      • Concurrent 14: Going Deeper: Injecting Experience and Practice

        Chair: Annie Madden

        • Melissa Nicholson: Intravenous catheter harm reduction: Is it a hard line? (1333)
        • Sarah Hiley: Observations on how injecting drug use is influenced (545)
        • Jenny Scott: Risky use of acidifiers in drug injection preparation: implications for health harms and service provision in the UK (1095)
        • Michelle Olding: Injection initiation assistance as harm reduction during a fentanyl-driven overdose crisis: Injection drug users’ experiences and implications for structural interventions (144)
      • Concurrent 15: Raising the Bar for People Behind Bars

        Chair: Rick Lines

        • Ehab Salah: HIV, viral hepatitis and TB in prisons: A global systematic review of infections and mortality, and service coverage (1481)
        • Cinzia Brentari: The Global State of Harm Reduction in Prisons: Findings from 2018 (995)
        • Alexandria Macmadu: Experiences with and attitudes towards fentanyl and fentanyl-contaminated drugs: A qualitative study of people receiving medications for opioid use disorder in a unified prison and jail system (129)
        • Mahad Abdulahi: Advocating for facilitation and continuation of OST provision to serve OST clients and induction of new clients in Mombasa prisons from Kisauni MAT clinic, Mombasa-Kenya (903)
        • Rishi Raj Ojha: Advocacy for condom promotion activity in Harm Reduction, Prison setting, Nepal (973)
        • Tim Rhodes: How does methadone treatment travel? On the ‘becoming-methadone-body’ of Kyrgyzstan prisons (1228)
      • Workshop 5: What Can Be Done Now: How Harm Reduction Programs Can Navigate the Grey to Establish Effective Overdose Prevention Tools
        • Liz Evans: What Can Be Done Now: How Harm Reduction Programs Can Navigate the Grey to Establish Effective Overdose Prevention Tools (1425)
    • 16:00 - 17:30
      • Concurrent 16: Lost in Transition: Harm Reduction in Central and Eastern Europe

        Chair: Dagmar Hedrich

        • Iga Kender-Jeziorska: When it’s not binding: European NGOs’ account on EU Drug Action Plan implementation. (841)
        • Yuliya Georgieva: Lost in Transition-Bulgaria struggling to ensure harm reduction activities after Global Fund withdraw (1300)
        • Nebojša Đurasović: The only one harm reduction program that survived in Serbia - Experience of the Association Prevent (1254)
        • Robert Csák: Consequences of closing needle and syringe programs in Budapest and Belgrade (912)
      • Concurrent 17: Intersectionality: Sex, Drugs and Gender

        Chair: Olga Szubert

        • Julianna Brown: Safety After SESTA: Community-Based Policy Recommendations to Protect US-Based Sex Workers (705)
        • Isabel Soares: "Nothing about trans sex workers without trans sex workers": Innovative participatory methods to inform humanistic practices (245)
        • verapun ngammee: Harm reduction implementation for MSM/TG using Methamphetamine : The lesson learn from Ozone Foundation Thailand (1343)
        • Andrés Lekanger: Chemfriendly: using humour and dragshow to inform queers about safest possible ways of doing recreational drugs. (436)
      • Concurrent 18: ART Adherance

        Chair: Shaun Mellors

        • Umar Riaz: Reasons for non-adherence to ART among PWID in Pakistan. (602)
        • Mohammad Shahidul Islam: Integration of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in drop in centers for people who inject drugs (PWID) increased ART enrollment and retention in HIV care: Bangladesh experiences (1338)
        • Kostyantyn Dumchev: Effective viral suppression despite delayed initiation of ART among HIV-positive PWID in Ukraine (1267)
        • denis podopelov: Decreasing the level of discrimination against people who use drugs in need of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Almetyevsk, Russia (276)
      • Concurrent 19: Bringing Harm Reduction to Housing, Violence and Migrant Health Responses

        Chair: Rafael Torruella

        • Leon Garcia: Housing as a harm reduction strategy for homeless people who abuse drugs in Brazil. (1417)
        • Bruce Wallace: Sheltering risks: Harm reduction in homeless shelters (1226)
        • Wangari Kimemia: Mitigating Violence against People Who Inject Drugs (PWID) through Peer-Led Police Engagement (555)
        • PAILIN CHANAPHAI: Mapping Police Check-Points: NGO and Law Enforcement Partnership in Implementing Harm Reduction in Southern Thailand. (1165)
        • Diana Craciun: Drug prevention and harm reduction services for and with migrants in Germany (PaSuMi): A Community Based Participatory Health Project (1478)
      • Concurrent 20: Oral and Injectable Opioid Provision: Good Practices

        Chair: Bruce Trigg

        • Shaun Shelly: The Community Oriented Substance Use Programme: A public well-being response to the use of drugs in Tshwane, South Africa (281)
        • Lindsay Mackay: Increasing the scope of Harm Reduction: Providing low barrier Injectable Opioid Agonist Therapy inside an overdose response room. (1140)
        • Siarhei Hartseu: Study of the interest of people who inject opioids (PWID) to participate in the opioid substitution treatment program (OST) (1363)
      • Workshop 6: Learning from implementing WINGS: A brief GBV intervention in harm reduction programs in four countries: Building a global advocacy and practice platform to address GBV against women who use drugs
        • Louisa Gilbert: Learning from implementing WINGS a brief GBV intervention in harm reduction programs in four countries: Building a global advocacy and practice platform to address GBV against women who use drugs (667)
    • 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)
        • Daria Matyushina-Ocheret: Advocacy for the Parental Rights of Women Who Use Drugs (1020)
        • 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)
      • Major 10: Decriminalisation in Action

        Chair: Alex Stevens

        • marta pinto: The Portuguese drug policy model: a look from the inside (1232)
        • 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)
        • Sandy Mteirek: How is Lebanon one step closer to decriminalization? (986)
        • Scott Bernstein: Creating a Regulatory Framework for Currently Illegal Drugs in Canada (914)
      • Major 11: Community Power in Research and Advocacy

        Chair: Olga Byelyayeva & Meaghan Thumath

        • Jeanette Bowles: Defining Peers in Peer-Collaborated Academic Research (1437)
        • 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)
        • 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)
      • Major 12: Overdose Prevention and Response

        Chair: Louis Letellier de St-Just

        • 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)
        • Phillip Coffin: Impacts of changing opioid prescribing policy in the United States (1477)
        • Jane A. Buxton: Changing landscape of opioid use in British Columbia, Canada: A shift towards fentanyl-seeking behaviour (1311)
        • Gillian Kolla: The complicated work of overdose response by harm reduction workers in community settings (470)
        • Elizabeth Holliday: Vancouver Coastal Health's Overdose Emergency Response: Strategies for A Region in Crisis (1293)
        • Thiha Lin: Naloxone Now! A call to prioritize peer-led overdose management in Myanmar (167)
        • 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

        • Ena Oru: Availability versus access: testing and treatment for chronic hepatitis C infection for persons who inject drugs and in prisons (584)
        • 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)
      • 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
      • Concurrent 21: Narratives: Countering Risk

        Chair: Alissa Sadler

        • Alana Klein: Constructions of harm reduction in legal and policy reform: opportunities and risks in drug and sex work advocacy in Canada (1340)
        • Richard Cloutier: Evolution of population perceptions on drug users and harm reduction services in the province of Quebec (Canada) (894)
        • Pruksa Singhapol: The Adoption of Socio-Ecological Model (SEM) and Online Communications to reduce Stigma and Discrimination against PWID in Thailand (748)
        • Kat Morrison: Sinners Dinners - Street Based Sex Workers, who identify as intravenous drug users, and harm minimisation in a criminalised framework. (771)
      • Concurrent 22: On the Inside: Operational Experiences in Drug Consumption Rooms

        Chair: Marianne Jauncey

        • Kasey Elmore: An impractical guide to opening a Drug Consumption Room (DCR) - The new kid on the block (537)
        • Barrot Lambdin: An Unsanctioned Supervised Consumption Service in the United States: Findings from the first four years of operation (1027)
        • said slim: The initial experience of safe consumption rooms in Latin America. (1460)
        • Mary Clare Kennedy: Peer involvement in low-threshold supervised consumption sites in the context of an overdose epidemic in Vancouver, Canada (745)
        • Flavie OSTER: Towards a "test and cure" strategy for drug users (DU) in a French drug consumption room (DCR). (547)
      • Concurrent 23: Innovative Harm Reduction Approaches

        Chair: Jay Levy

        • Dato Otiashvili: Patterns of NPS (New Psychoactive Substances) Consumption and Characteristics of Users: Results of the First Online Survey in Georgia (Country) (182)
        • Magally TORRES LEGUIZAMON: HaRePo (Harm Reduction by Post): An innovative and effective harm reduction program for drug users: remotely service using mail, telephone and post service to provide harm reduction tools and counseling. (1364)
        • Alexey Kurmanaevskii: Harm reduction via Darknet, or new approaches to harm reduction in the context of a new drug scene. (325)
        • Vyacheslav Kushakov: Nightlife safety, sexual health and harm reduction programme for experimenting young people in Ukraine (857)
      • Concurrent 24: Psychedelics: New Frontiers

        Chair: Camille Barton

        • Toby Lea: Experiences of microdosing with LSD and psilocybin: a subreddit analysis (945)
        • Sara Gael: Integration as Psychedelic Harm Reduction (1058)
        • Eric Eligh: Case Study: Assisted Somatic Psychotherapy for Treatment Resistant Stimulant Use Disorder (1070)
      • Concurrent 25: Not Just Drugs: Mental Health and Other Co-occurring Health Issues

        Chair: Gill Bradbury

        • Katherine Rudzinski: Facing symbolic violence: analyzing practices of self-blame and resilience among victimized individuals who smoke crack cocaine in Southern Ontario, Canada (1309)
        • Elisabeth Avril: Management of drug users with psychiatric disorders in the first drug consumption room in France. (607)
        • Laurent Michel: Screening for mental health disorders in the community (DRIVE Project): validation of a quick screening tool (QST) among people who inject drugs with Community-Based Organizations (CBO) (719)
      • Workshop 8A: Discussion: Prevention and Advocacy in Prisons
        • Naoual Laaroussi: Workshop - Discussion: Prevention and Advocacy in Prisons (647)
      • Workshop 8B: Addressing HIV among people who use stimulant drugs
        • Monica Anda Ciupagea: Addressing HIV among people who use stimulant drugs (1480)
    • 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

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