City Health 2019 - Australia - Programme Overview
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Wednesday, 2 October 2019
18:00 - 20:00
Networking: Reception at the Imperial Hotel
Thursday, 3 October 2019
8:00 - 8:45
Foyer
Registration: Morning Coffee
8:45 - 9:00
COROMANDEL PLACE
Welcome to Country: Uncle Ron Jones
9:00 - 11:00
COROMANDEL PLACE
Opening Session and Plenary 1: Harm Reduction as a Pillar of Public Health
Welcome from The Honourable Martin Foley MP - Minister for Mental Health; Minister for Equality; Minister for Creative Industries
Australia
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
Plenary session
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
Leading the community campaign for an MSIR in North Melbourne
Loretta Gabriel
Australia
Panelist
Sam's story: his life and death in North Richmond, before the MSIR opened
Penelope Drummond
Australia
Panelist
Life as a public tenant before and after the MSIR
Sarah Wilson
Australia
Panelist
Addiction issues that encourage people to use an MSIR over time
Nico Clark
Australia
Panelist
The early experience of operating Victoria's first MSIR
13:00 - 14:00
Foyer
Break: Lunch Break and Poster Session
14:00 - 15:30
COROMANDEL PLACE
Parallel 1: 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
14:00 - 15:30
HARDWARE LANE
Parallel 2: Can the law and criminal justice contribute to enhancing harm reduction?
Terry Barnes
Chair
Nick Wallis
Australia
Presenter
A Synthetic Mess: The Pandora's Box of Prohibition
Nathan MacDonald
Australia
Presenter
Building an evidence-base for the promotion of harm reduction strategies
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
HARDWARE
LANE
Plenary 2: HR for vulnerable populations, social justice and community involvement
Steve McGhie
Australia
Chair
Chris Gough
Australia
Presenter
Empowering Communities through Community Development – The Journey to Building a Community Controlled Organisation
Danny Lloyd
Australia
Presenter
Ice in the desert
 
Co-presenter: Edward Chandler
Carlo Fabian
Switzerland
Presenter
Effects of Drug Checking in Switzerland - First Results
18:00 - 20:00
Reception: Reception at Longsong
Friday, 4 October 2019
9:00 - 10:30
COROMANDEL PLACE
Plenary 3: Harm Reduction - it’s not just about illicit drugs
Carlo Fabian
Switzerland
Chair
Mark Zirnsak
Australia
Panelist
Gambling Harm Reduction
David MackIntosh
UK
Panelist
Lessons from London
Paul Healy
Australia
Panelist
From a Worker’s Perspective
Hal Swerissen
Australia
Panelist
Economics of Harm Reduction
9:00:00 - 10:30
HARDWARE LANE
Film show: Half a Million Steps - to promote Fair Treatment for people who use drugs
10:30 - 11:00
Foyer
Break: Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30
COROMANDEL PLACE
Parallel 3: What makes for effective consumer advocacy?
Sheena Watt
Australia
Chair
Jane Green
Australia
Presenter
Effective consumer advocacy - hearing the voices of the sex industry
Oliver Kershaw
Australia
Presenter
Is Tobacco Harm Reduction different?
Clarisse Virgino
Philippines
Presenter
What makes for effective consumer advocacy?
Nick Kent
Australia
Presenter
11:00 - 12:30
HARDWARE LANE
Parallel 4: Harm Reduction in the Night Time Economy
David MackIntosh
UK
Chair
Peter Miller
Australia
Presenter
Queensland Alcohol-related violence and Night Time Economy Monitoring project (QUANTEM)
Jack Freestone
Australia
Presenter
Rovers in the nightclub, an LGBTIQ peer based response to alcohol and drug related harms
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
Kate Pern
Australia
Presenter
The PARTi Project - Overcoming obstacles to build healthy a nightlife in Melbourne
 
Co-presenters: Gaia Miller-Foote, Daniel Ward
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
Colin Mendelsohn
Australia
Panelist
Adam Drake
Australia
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?