City Health 2019 - Australia - Programme Overview
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Wednesday, 2 October 2019
18:00 - 19:30
Networking: Reception at the Parliament of Victoria
Thursday, 3 October 2019
8:00 - 9:00
Foyer
Registration: Morning Coffee
9:00 - 11:00
COROMANDEL PLACE
Opening Session and Plenary 1: Harm Reduction as a Pillar of Public Health
Alex Wodak
Australia
Presenter
History and development of harm reduction
David Sweanor
Canada
Presenter
Ethical issues and moral psychology of harm reduction
Geoff Gallop
Australia
Presenter
Political issues and sensitivities surrounding harm reduction
Julie Bates
Australia
Presenter
Harm reduction from the trenches: people who use drugs, sex workers and community action
11:00 - 11:30
Foyer
Break: Coffee Break
TRACK 1 "Safer drug use"
11:30 - 13:00
COROMANDEL
PLACE
Panel discussion 1: Challenges in establishing supervised injecting rooms - getting the community on board
Ingrid van Beek
Australia
Chair
Judy Ryan
Australia
Panelist
Nico Clark
Australia
Panelist
Loretta Gabriel
Australia
Panelist
Penelope Drummond
Australia
Panelist
Sarah Wilson
Australia
Panelist
TRACK 2 "Vulnerable groups, law and HR"
11:30 - 13:00
HARDWARE
LANE
Parallel 2: HR for vulnerable populations, social justice and community involvement
TBA
Chair
Chris Gough
Australia
Presenter
Empowering Communities through Community Development – The Journey to Building a Community Controlled Organisation
Sylvia Lockyer
New Zealand
Presenter
Indigenous Harm Reduction in smoking; A human rights conversational documentary film and art narrative with family on Country
Danny Lloyd
Australia
Presenter
 
Co-presenter: Edward Chandler
13:00 - 14:00
Foyer
Break: Lunch Break
TRACK 1 "Safer drug use"
14:00 - 15:30
COROMANDEL PLACE
Parallel 3: New Kids on The Block – naloxone, pill testing and tobacco harm reduction
Gino Vumbaca
Australia
Chair
David Caldicott
Presenter
Adrian Farrugia
Australia
Presenter
Conflict and communication: managing the multiple affordances of take-home naloxone administration events in Australia
Nancy Sutthoff
New Zealand
Presenter
Harnessing the power of effective consumer advocacy in THR - a case study from Asia Pacific
Samuel Andrews
New Zealand
Presenter
Delivering harm reduction outside treatment services to respond to new drug challenges
TRACK 2 "Vulnerable groups, law and HR"
14:00 - 15:30
HARDWARE LANE
Parallel 4: Can the law and criminal justice contribute to enhancing harm reduction?
TBA
Chair
Kyro Selket
New Zealand
Presenter
Turning the corner store into a high-risk ‘nuisance property’: the perverse effects of tobacco tax
Nick Wallis
Australia
Presenter
A Synthetic Mess: The Pandora's Box of Prohibition
Fiona McLeod
Australia
Presenter
Jewel Reti
New Zealand
Presenter
Te Ara Oranga - Methamphetamine Demand Reduction - Northland Dhb And Nz Police
 
Co-presenters: Liz Inch, Michael Varnam
15:30 - 16:00
Foyer
Break: Coffee Break
Plenary Session
16:00 - 17:30
COROMANDEL PLACE
Plenary 2: Glass half full – regulating our 'favourite drug' - panel discussion
Steve McGhie
Australia
Chair
Peter Miller
Australia
Panelist
Dave MackIntosh
UK
Panelist
Paul Healy
Australia
Panelist
18:00 - 20:00
Reception: Reception at the Imperial Hotel
Friday, 4 October 2019
9:00 - 12:30
PARALLEL TRACKS
TRACK 3 "Harm Reduction - it’s not just about illicit drugs"
9:00 - 10:30
COROMANDEL PLACE
Parallel 5: What makes for effective consumer advocacy?
TBA
Chair
Gabby Skelsey
Australia
Presenter
Effective consumer advocacy - hearing the voices of the sex industry
Nick Kent
Australia
Presenter
Charles Yates
Australia
Presenter
It's time we embrace the benefits of THR
TRACK 4 "Economics of Harm Reduction"
9:00 - 10:30
HARDWARE LANE
Parallel 6: Harm Reduction in the Night Time Economy
David MackIntosh
UK
Chair
Rebecca Bates
UK
Presenter
STAD in Europe (SiE): Implementation and evaluation of pilot interventions across seven different European countries to address binge drinking in young people
Jason Ferris
Australia
Presenter
Do we truly understand the culture of drinking?
Kate Pern
Australia
Presenter
The PARTi Project - Overcoming obstacles to build healthy a nightlife in Melbourne
 
Co-presenters: Gaia Miller-Foote, Daniel Ward
Jack Freestone
Australia
Presenter
Rovers in the nightclub, an LGBTIQ peer based response to alcohol and drug related harms
10:30 - 11:00
Foyer
Break: Coffee Break
TRACK 3 "Harm Reduction - it’s not just about illicit drugs"
11:00 - 12:30
COROMANDEL PLACE
Parallel 7: The role of science in making policy
TBA
Chair
Deakin University
Australia
Presenter
Carlo Fabian
Switzerland
Presenter
Effects of Drug Checking in Switzerland - First Results
Deakin University
Australia
Presenter
TRACK 4 "Economics of Harm Reduction"
11:00 - 12:30
HARDWARE LANE
Parallel 8: Economics of harm reduction & prevention
Terry Barnes
Australia
Chair
Mark Zirnsak
Australia
Presenter
External Struggle - The experience of a gambling reformer
Hal Swerissen
Australia
Presenter
Michael McGrady
US
Presenter
Intersections of Tobacco Harm Reduction, Risk Communication, Prohibition, and Human Rights
12:30 - 13:30
Foyer
Break: Lunch Break
13:30 - 14:50
COROMANDEL PLACE
Closing Debate - "How can we ensure harm reduction is included in all policies?"
Gavin Ryan
Chair
Marewa Glover
New Zealand
Panelist
Rebecca Ruwhiu-Collins
New Zealand
Panelist
Sam Biondo
Australia
Panelist
Alison Chesney and Eddie Killoran Lecture
Fiona Patten
Australia
Lecture
Harm Reduction: can Australia once again become a leader in innovation?
Handover to CHI2020
TBA
CHI2020 Host