20 – 21 September 2019 in Oslo, Norway
Join us to learn how to minimise the harms caused by both drug use and current drug policies.

20 – 21 September 2019
Join us in Oslo, Norway to learn how to minimise the harms caused by both drug use and current drug policies.

The Association for Safer Drug Policies has invited some of the world's leading voices in drug policy reform to share their harm prevention strategies with the Nordic drug policy community.
Welcome to the Nordic Reform Conference 2019
Join us in Oslo on 20 – 21 of September 2019 at DOGA, Hausmanns gate 16, Oslo to learn what can be done to minimise the harms caused by both drug use and current drug policies.
20 – 21 September 2019
Hausmanns gate 16, 0182 Oslo
20 – 21 September 2019
Hausmanns gate 16, 0182 Oslo
Click on the underlined name of the session to read more about the speakers.
Program 2019
Friday 20. September
Saturday 21. September
09:30 - 12:00
  • Welcome Talk by Ina Roll Spinnangr
    The Association for Safer Drug Policies in Norway
  • On the belief in punishment
    Paul Larsson, Professor in Criminology,The Norwegian Police University College
  • UNODC perspectives on health-oriented prevention of drug use
    Giovanna Campello, Programme Management Officer, Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Unit United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC
  • What is happening in Norway?
    Carl-Erik Grimstad, Parliamentary politician from the Liberal party in Norway
  • Treatment of alcohol use disorders: new options for better outcomes
    Wim van den Brink, Professor of Psychiatry and Addiction, University of Amsterdam
  • Nordic Reform Award 2019
  • Norway's drug policy reform
    Bent Høie, Norwegian Minister of Health
12:00 - 13:00
'Minimizing the harms of cannabis'
13:00 - 15:00
  • Regulated cannabis markets: What are the results so far?
    Ole Røgeberg, Senior Research Fellow at The Frisch Centre
  • Cannabis social clubs: An elegant UN convention compliant solution?
    Amber Marks, Director of the Criminal Justice Centre, Queen Mary University of London
  • Can we make cannabis safer?
    Amir Englund, Post doc.
'Substitution treatment services'
13:00 - 15.00
  • Harm reduction or rehabilitation? Or why not both?
    Riikka Perälä, Researcher, University of Helsinki Centre for Research on Addiction, Control and Governance (CEACG)
  • Norwegian substitution treatment 3.0
    Martin Blindheim, served as senior advisor at the National Directorate of Health until this summer. He was responsible for the first National Clinical Guideline on Substitution Therapy (published 2010) and for the The National Overdose Strategy (ongoing)
  • Drug Policies in the Nordic Countries
    Niklas Eklund Swedish Drug Users Union, Christine Sander, Brukaranhörigas Riksorganisation BARO, Henry Vistbacka, Finnish Association for Humane Drug Policies, Nadi Othman, Danish Drug Users Union, Ronny Bjørnestad, ProLAR-nett
  • Debate about the need for low threshold substitution treatment
    Dr.Sverre Eika vs. Prof.Helge Waal
15:15 - 16:30
  • Future policies: Should drugs be regulated like gambling?
    Dagfinn Hessen Paust, Chief Scientific Officer, Association for Safer Drug Policies
  • Regulatory approaches to reducing harm from stimulants
    Steve Rolles, Senior Policy Analyst
"Party" drugs as novel pharmacological therapies
19.00 - 22.00
  • Balancing risk and therapeutic potential with illicit drugs
    Andreas Wahl Blomkvist, M.D
  • Child Abuse, Trauma, Addictions and MDMA-assisted Psychotherapy?
    Ben Sessa, Psychiatrist, writer and researcher
  • Ketamine: Treating depression and dependence
    Lowan Stewart, M.D. and researcher
  • Chemsex: Sex and drugs and pleasure and safety
    David Stuart, Manager of the chemsex support services at 56 Dean Street
22.00 - 01.00
Nordic Reform Conference Party
How can the civil society and political youth parties work together across the Nordic countries to promote better drug policies?
12.00 - 16.00
  • The Theoretical Conceptions Behind Drug Policies
    Ted Goldberg, Professor in Sociology at Uppsala Universitet
  • Arguments in the drug policy reform movement
  • Shared experiences and aims for the future drug policies
  • Workshop: Future drug policies
Get your tickets here
Evening pass
Evening program and the Reform Party – 20. September
499 NOK
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Strategy workshop pass
Drug policy reform workshop – Saturday 21. September
499 NOK
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How to get to the venue?
"Design og arkitektur Norge" (DOGA)
Address: Hausmanns gate 16, 0182 Oslo

Directions from the bus stop "Jernbanetorget" from "Platform D"
(Oslo central station, City centre):

- From there take Bus 34 (direction: Tåsen) or Bus 54 (direction: Kjelsås)
- Go off at the second bus stop "Jakob Kirke". It take approximately 5 minutes to get there.
- From there walk 25m behind the church (towards the river) and you will see the building. The name of the venue is "DOGA".

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Contact us
The Association for Safer Drug Policies


+47 40067989


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