Program 2019
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Program 2019
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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 - 21.00
  • 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
21.00 - 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
    Bård Standal, Asociation for Safer Drug Policies
  • Shared experiences and aims for the future drug policies
  • Workshop: Future drug policies

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