Conference Programme

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June 30, 2019 

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm EARLY REGISTRATION, VIC Security Desk located at Gate 1

July 1, 2019 

8:00 am to 9:30 am REGISTRATION, VIC Security Desk located at Gate 1

10:00 am to 11:30 am OPENING CEREMONY

11:30 am to 12:00 pm BREAK

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm NEUROBIOLOGY OF ADDICTION

Moderator: Jane Mounteney, Ph.D., Head of Unit, Public Health, EMCDDA

  • Pathogenesis of Substance Use Disorders, Dr. Gilberto Gerra, Chief, Drug Prevention and Health Branch, UNODC
  • Environmental Influences on Neurodevelopmental Trajectories Underlying Risk: Relevance for Substance Use Prevention, Emma Jane Rose, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor & Associate Director for the Program for Translational Research on Adversity and Neurodevelopment (P-TRAN)
  • Drug Addiction in Personality Disorders: A Clinical Approach, Otto Kernberg, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Youth Substance Use Disorders with Co-Occurring Depression: The Nature of the Association and Implications for Treatment, Yifrah Kaminer MD., MBA, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm BREAK

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm DRUG PREVENTION - INNOVATIONS AROUND THE WORLD

Moderator: Giovanna Campello, Officer in Charge, Drug Prevention and Health Branch, UNODC

  • Implementation and Evaluation of the Unplugged Prevention Program in Nigeria, Federica Vigna-Taglianti, Associate Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Torino
  • Prevention Innovations: Linking Science of Prevention to Practice, Zili Sloboda, Sc.D., President, Applied Prevention Science International (APSI)
  • Can Registries of Evidence-Based Programmes Really Make a Difference? Gregor Burkhart, MD, MPH, Principal Scientific Analyst – Prevention Support to Practice Sector, Public Health Unit, EMCDDA
  • Neuroscience for Prevention Programmes: Experiences from Mexico, Silvia Cruz Martin, Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV)
  • EUPC: The European Universal Prevention Curriculum Adaptation and Training, Peer van der Kreeft, HoGent-University College Ghent, Faculty for Education, Health and Social Work

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm BREAK

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS

Moderator: Dr. Gilberto Gerra, Chief, Drug Prevention and Health Branch, UNODC

  • WHO Guidelines and Tools on Diagnosis and Management of Substance Use Disorders, Dr. Vladimir Poznyak, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Using Medication-Assisted Treatment to Treat Opioid Use Disorder: Learning from Past Experience to Guide Policy, Mark Parrino, M.P.A., President, American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence, Inc.
  • Naltrexone for Opioid Use Disorders: Oral, Implantable and Injectable, Evgeny Krupitsky, M.D., Ph.D., D.Med.Sci, Chief, Department of Addictive Disorders, Bekhterev State Psychoneurological Research Institute
  • Promising Pharmacological Treatments of Stimulant Use Disorder: Time for Translation to Clinical Practice, Dr. Adam Bisaga, Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center & Research Scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute
  • Is Agonist Opioid Treatment Long Enough? The Role of Craving and Psychopathology, Dr. Icro Maremmani, Professor of Drug Addiction Medicine at the School of Psychiatry of the University of Pisa, Italy

July 2, 2019

9:00 am to 10:30 am ENSURING QUALITY FOR DRUG TREATMENT

Moderator: Anja Busse, Drug Prevention and Health Branch, UNODC

  • International Standards for the Treatment of Drug Use Disorders, Dr. Elizabeth Saenz, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • The Role of Quality Assurance in Implementing Evidence-Based, Ethical and Cost-Effective Treatment for Drug Use Disorders, Annette Dale-Perera, Director, ADP Consultancy UK, Consultant UNODC
  • COPOLAD Contribution to Promote Evidence-Based Policy and Programmes in the Field of Drug Demand Reduction in the CELAC Region, Teresa Salvador, Director, COPOLAD
  • Using Patient Surveys as Key Part of your Quality Assurance Plan, J. Randy Koch, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University

10:30 am to 11:00 am BREAK

11:00 am to 12:00 pm UNDERSTANDING THE CHALLENGES OF OVERDOSE PREVENTION

Moderator: Dr. Elizabeth Saenz, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

  • Opioid Overdose Prevention and Response: Key Implementation Challenges, Dr. med Paul Dietze, Programme Director, Behaviours and Health Risks, Burnet Institute
  • Community Management of Opioid Overdose with an Overview of the S-O-S Initiative - Stop Overdose Safely, Dr. Dzmitry Krupchanka / Anja Busse, World Health Organization (WHO) / United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • Opioid Overdose Prevention: A Range of Strategies, Dr. med Thomas Clausen, Professor, Norwegian Centre for Addiction Research

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm VULNERABLE POPULATIONS: THE HUMAN STORIES BEHIND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS

Moderator: Jane Marie Ong’olo, Ph.D., Head of Social Welfare, Vulnerable Groups and Drug Control, African Union Commission (AUC)

  • Promoting Family Skills as a Prevention Measure for Substance Misuse and Child Protection for Families Affected by War and Displacement, Dr. Aala El-Khani, Honorary Research Associate, University of Manchester
  • The Importance of Evaluating Policies to Improve Programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean, Angela Crowdy, Assistant Executive Secretary, Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), Secretariat for Multidimensional Security Organization of American States (OAS), Jimena Kalawski, Chief of the Demand Reduction Unit, Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), Organization of American States (OAS)
  • Gender Specific Treatment Approaches, Prof. Dr. Gabriele Fischer, Medical University of Vienna Center for Public Health, Department of Psychiatry & Psychotherapy
  • Connect, Encourage, Equip – Supporting Faith Based Initiatives at Grass-Roots Level, Treflyn Lloyd-Roberts, General Secretary, International Substance Abuse & Addiction Coalition (ISAAC)
  • The Human Cost: Stories from the Frontline, Nick Danziger, Photographer, Film Maker and Travel Writer

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm BREAK / POSTER SESSION in M0E

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm THE KEY TO ADDRESSING SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS FOR PEOPLE IN CONTACT WITH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IS COOPERATION

Moderator: Charlotte Sisson, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), U.S. State Department

  • It's Systemic: Creating Treatment Interventions at all Points in the Justice System, Melody Heaps, Treatment Alternative for Safer Communities (TASC), President Emeritus
  • Treatment and Care for People with Drug Use Disorders in Contact with the Criminal Justice System - Alternatives to Conviction or Punishment, Anja Busse, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • Justice Populations with Substance Use and Co-Occurring Mental Disorders, Roger H. Peters, Ph.D., Professor, University of South Florida, Department of Mental Health Law and Policy

3:30 pm to 4:00 pm BREAK

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm THE KEY TO ADDRESSING SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS FOR PEOPLE IN CONTACT WITH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IS COOPERATION (CONTINUATION)

Moderator: Melody Heaps, Treatment Alternative for Safer Communities (TASC), President Emeritus

  • Institutional Capacity in the Implementation of Alternatives to Incarceration under Judicial Supervision for Drug Related Offenders: A Perspective from the Americas, Antonio Lomba, Institutional Strengthening Unit Chief and Alternatives to Incarceration Coordinator, Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), Organization of American States (OAS)
  • Recovery and Desistance in the Criminal Justice System, Dr. Charlotte Colman, Professor, Drug Policy and Criminal Policy Ghent University
  • Latin America and the Caribbean: Chile an Initiative Implemented in Treatment as Alternatives to Incarceration, Dr. Mariano Montenegro, Director of Colombo Plan Office for Latin America and the Caribbean & UNODC Drug Demand Reduction Policy Maker Trainer
  • Drug Use and Drug Use Disorders in Prison Settings and in the Communities: Perspectives from the World Drug Report 2019, Mr Kamran Niaz, Epidemiologist, Drug Research Section, Research and Trend Analysis Branch, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

July 3, 2019

9:00 am to 10:30 am A CLOSER LOOK AT EVIDENCE-BASED DRUG PREVENTION PROGRAMMES

Moderator: Eric Siervo, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)

  • International Standards on Drug Use Prevention, Giovanna Campello, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • Experiences and New Tools from the UNODC Global Programme in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, Wadih Maalouf, MPH Ph.D., United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • Preventing the Health Consequences of Substance Use, Dr. Carmen Betancur, University of Concepción
  • Prevention Practice - Quo Vadis, Sanela Talić, Head of Prevention Programmes, Institute of Research and Development (UTRIP)
  • Prevention in School Settings: The Experience of the Ministry of Health in Peru, Edwin Peñaherrera, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru

10:30 am to 11:00 am BREAK

11:00 am to 1:00 pm INNOVATIVE WAYS TO ADDRESSING THE TREATMENT OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS

Moderator: Dr. Shamil Wanigaratne, National Rehabilitation Centre

  • Drug Use Management in the EU Neighboring Countries: The Experience of the MedNET Network, Jallal Toufiq, Professor of Psychiatry Rabat Faculty of Medicine
  • Why Therapeutic Communities Are Relevant Today, Phaedon Kaloterakis, Assistant Director of KETHEA
  • Individual Strategies for Relapse Prevention and Semi Residential Aftercare in Holistic Treatment Models, Dr. Thomas Legl, Verein Therapiesalon im Wald
  • UN Family Therapy: Family Therapy for Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders, Dr. José Szapocznik, Director, Brief Strategic Family Therapy Institute, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
  • The Non-Medical Use of Cannabis, Dr. Gilberto Gerra, Chief, Drug Prevention and Health Branch, UNODC
  • The Management of Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders in Pregnant Women, Dr. Dzmitry Krupchanka / Anja Busse, World Health Organization (WHO) / United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm BREAK

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm FROM RESEARCH TO PRACTICE – IMPROVING DRUG PREVENTION AND TREATMENT PROGRAMMES THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE WORKFORCE

Moderator: Joanna Travis-Roberts, International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP)

  • Strengthening the Workforce through Evidence-Based Practices, Charlotte Sisson, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
  • Professionalizing the Workforce to Address Addiction Worldwide, Becky Vaughn, Director, Global Centre for Credentialing and Certification (GCCC)
  • Developing a Hub of Knowledge Transfer: The National Rehabilitation Center Abu Dhabi Training Institute, H.E. Dr. Hamad Al Ghafri, Director General National Rehabilitation Center, Abu Dhabi 
  • Developing Sustainable Drug Demand Reduction Workforce Development Infrastructure, Kimberly Johnson, Ph.D., Executive Director International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR)
  • Transforming the Workforce through Intensive Technical Assistance, Laurie Krom, MS, Collaborative to Advance Health Services, University of Missouri-Kansas City

3:30 pm to 4:00 pm BREAK

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm CLOSING AND AWARD CEREMONY

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