Policy

The 24th International AIDS Conference

Montreal, Canada,

The 24th International AIDS Conference will take place 29th July- 2nd of August.

Taking place in person in Montreal, Canada, as well as virtually, AIDS 2022 will call on the world to come together to re-engage and follow the science.

It will define future research agendas, shift latest evidence to action, and chart a new consensus on overcoming the HIV epidemic as a threat to public health and individual well-being.

15th European Public Health Conference 2022

Berlin,

The 15th European Public Health Conference 2022 will take place in Berlin from the 9th till the 12th of November.

The theme of the conference is Strengthening health systems: improving population health and being prepared for the unexpected

The subthemes are:

  • Preparing for the unexpected: lessons learned from Covid-19 and other disasters

Professionalization and Strengthening of the Drug Demand Reduction Workforce.

Chaired by Livia Edegger, Deputy Director of the International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP), the specialist in this panel spoke about the importance of creating and strengthening the workface in drug demand reduction, through the collaboration of various organization and actors. ISSUP’s mission In her presentation, “Professionalization and strengthening of the labor field in demand reduction”, Edegger explained that ISSUP is a non-governmental organization that currently has more than 20 thousand members in 167

The importance of evidence-based policy and practice

Published by
Drugs Research Network Scotland

What do we mean by evidence and why does it matter?

This article, published by Drugs Research Network Scotland, discusses the hierarchy of evidence and the way evidence can be used to inform effective and efficient drug policy and practice.

The blog post explores the different types of research that exist within the evidence pyramid and highlights the reasons why evidence is helpful within our practice.

World Hepatitis Summit 2022

Bangkok, Thailand,

The World Hepatitis Summit (WHS) is an innovative, large-scale, global meeting to advance the viral hepatitis agenda and provide a platform for a broad hepatitis community to take stock of progress to date, share ideas, experiences and best practices in addressing the many challenges of viral hepatitis.

New Zealand Announces Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan

New Zealand is making history with the launch of a bold Smokefree Action Plan that aims to reduce daily smoking prevalence to less than 5 percent for all population groups across the country by 2025. The aim of the new plan is to eliminate inequities in smoking rates and smoking-related illnesses, ensure children never start smoking and remain smoke-free and increase the number of people who successfully quit smoking. The action plan includes 6 focus