Warsaw 2007

Warsaw Conference 2007The 18th International Conference on the Reduction of Drug Related Harm took place from 13th – 17th May 2007 in Warsaw, Poland. The five-day event was attended by over 1,200 people from 89 countries around the world (a record high number of countries). There were around 90 sessions (comprising some 300 oral presentations and 300 poster presentations) covering a wide range of topics including illicit drugs, alcohol, tobacco, sex work, HIV/AIDS, young people, and prisons. The speakers at the conference were drawn from major international organisations and donors (such as UNAIDS and the World Bank), leading academics, advocates and practitioners from around the world.

Overview

The 18th International Conference on the Reduction of Drug Related Harm took place from 13th – 17th May 2007 in Warsaw, Poland. The five-day event was attended by over 1,200 people from 89 countries around the world (a record high number of countries). There were around 90 sessions (comprising some 300 oral presentations and 300 poster… Read more

Programme & Abstracts

Click here to view the conference abstracts book Click here to view the Conference Reader Read more

Conference Newsletters

Daily newsletters at the conference are designed to keep delegates up-to-date with the latest developments and announcements from the conference organisers, and also to provide a record of events. Click here to view ‘Daily Update’ (Monday 14th May) Click here to view ‘Daily Update’ (Tuesday 15th May) Click here to view ‘Daily Update’… Read more

Presentations

Below are some of the presentations from the conference – listed in the order in which they were presented. Sunday 13th May 2007 Opening Session Gerry Stimson Monday 14th May 2007 P2 – Harm Reduction in Prisons Annette Verster M3 – Alcohol: Practical Harm Reduction Marjana Martinic Jack Law David Silcock Moruf… Read more

Rapporteur Report

The appointed Conference Rapporteur for this event was Dr. Jacek Moskalewicz, the Head of the Department of Studies on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence at the Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology in Warsaw, Poland. Dr. Moskalewicz was assisted in his task by the Rapporteur Team - Damon Barrett, Michal Bujalski, Kasia Dabrowska, Harald Klingemann,… Read more

Harm Reduction International Awards

The International Rolleston Award This was awarded to Dr. Vladimir Mendelevich for his continued advocacy and support for harm reduction and medication assisted treatment in Russia in the face of widespread vilification and the threat of imprisonment for his stance. Click to view history of the International Rolleston Award The National… Read more

Film Festival

The 4th ‘Drugs and Harm Reduction Film Festival’ took place at the Warsaw conference in 2007. The event was an overwhelming success with large crowds and a packed programme showcasing work from around the world. The 2007 Film Festival Award was won by Eugene Zaharov and Sergey Bogatyrev from Russia for their film entitled “FrontAids”. For more… Read more

Links

ARV4IDUs – July 2007 Newsletter (includes conference report) CEEHRN – Polish drug users petition for better methadone treatment International Journal of Drug Policy – Special conference edition Presentation by UK Service User Delegation to Warsaw Report by the UK Service user Delegation to Warsaw Review of the Conference (in… Read more

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