Programme and presentations of the Melbourne Conference

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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
Registration: Morning Coffee
Foyer
8:45 - 9:00
Welcome to Country: Uncle Ron Jones
COROMANDEL PLACE
9:00 - 11:00
Opening Session and Plenary 1: Harm Reduction as a Pillar of Public Health
COROMANDEL PLACE
Welcome from The Honourable Martin Foley MP - Minister for Mental Health; Minister for Equality; Minister for Creative Industries
Australia
Presenter
Alex Wodak
Australia
History and development of harm reduction PDF Video
Presenter
David Sweanor
Canada
Ethical issues and moral psychology of harm reduction Video
Presenter
Geoff Gallop
Australia
Political issues and sensitivities surrounding harm reduction Video
Presenter
Julie Bates
Australia
Harm reduction from the trenches: people who use drugs, sex workers and community action PDF Video
11:00 - 11:30
Break: Coffee Break
Foyer
Plenary session
11:30 - 13:00
Panel discussion 1: Challenges in establishing supervised injecting rooms - getting the community on board
COROMANDEL PLACE
Chair
Ingrid van Beek
Australia
Panelist
Judy Ryan
Australia
Leading the community campaign for an MSIR in North Melbourne PDF
Panelist
Loretta Gabriel
Australia
Sam's story: his life and death in North Richmond, before the MSIR opened PDF
Panelist
Penelope Drummond
Australia
Life as a public tenant before and after the MSIR
Panelist
Sarah Wilson
Australia
Addiction issues that encourage people to use an MSIR over time
Panelist
Nico Clark
Australia
The early experience of operating Victoria's first MSIR PDF
13:00 - 14:00
Break: Lunch Break and Poster Session
Foyer
14:00 - 15:30
Parallel 1: New Kids on The Block – naloxone, pill testing and tobacco harm reduction
COROMANDEL PLACE
Chair
Gino Vumbaca
Australia
Presenter
David Caldicott
Presenter
Adrian Farrugia
Australia
Conflict and communication: managing the multiple affordances of take-home naloxone administration events in Australia PDF
Presenter
Nancy Sutthoff
New Zealand
Harnessing the power of effective consumer advocacy in THR - a case study from Asia Pacific
Presenter
Samuel Andrews
New Zealand
Delivering harm reduction outside treatment services to respond to new drug challenges PDF
14:00 - 15:30
Parallel 2: Can the law and criminal justice contribute to enhancing harm reduction?
HARDWARE LANE
Chair
Terry Barnes
Presenter
Nick Wallis
Australia
A Synthetic Mess: The Pandora's Box of Prohibition
Presenter
Nathan MacDonald
Australia
Building an evidence-base for the promotion of harm reduction strategies PDF
 
Co-presenters: Liz Inch, Michael Varnam
Presenter
Jewel Reti
New Zealand
Te Ara Oranga - Methamphetamine Demand Reduction - Northland Dhb And Nz Police
15:30 - 16:00
Break: Coffee Break
Foyer
Plenary Session
16:00 - 17:30
Plenary 2: HR for vulnerable populations, social justice and community involvement
HARDWARE LANE
Chair
Steve McGhie
Australia
Presenter
Chris Gough
Australia
Empowering Communities through Community Development – The Journey to Building a Community Controlled Organisation PDF
 
Co-presenter: Edward Chandler
Presenter
Danny Lloyd
Australia
Ice in the desert
Presenter
Carlo Fabian
BIO Switzerland
Effects of Drug Checking in Switzerland - First Results PDF
18:00 - 20:00
Reception: Reception at Longsong
Friday, 4 October 2019
9:00 - 10:30
Plenary 3: Harm Reduction - it’s not just about illicit drugs
COROMANDEL PLACE
Chair
9:00 - 10:30
Carlo Fabian
BIO Switzerland
Panelist
Mark Zirnsak
Australia
Gambling Harm Reduction PDF
Panelist
David MackIntosh
UK
Lessons from London PDF
Panelist
Paul Healy
Australia
From a Worker’s Perspective
Panelist
Hal Swerissen
Australia
Economics of Harm Reduction
9:00:00 - 10:30
Film show: Half a Million Steps - to promote Fair Treatment for people who use drugs
HARDWARE LANE
10:30 - 11:00
Break: Coffee Break
Foyer
11:00 - 12:30
Parallel 3: What makes for effective consumer advocacy?
COROMANDEL PLACE
Chair
Sheena Watt
Australia
Presenter
Jane Green
Australia
Effective consumer advocacy - hearing the voices of the sex industry PDF
Presenter
Oliver Kershaw
Australia
Is Tobacco Harm Reduction different? PDF
Presenter
Clarisse Virgino
Philippines
What makes for effective consumer advocacy? PDF
Presenter
Nick Kent
Australia
11:00 - 12:30
Parallel 4: Harm Reduction in the Night Time Economy
HARDWARE LANE
Chair
David MackIntosh
UK
Presenter
Peter Miller
Australia
Queensland Alcohol-related violence and Night Time Economy Monitoring project (QUANTEM)
Presenter
Jack Freestone
Australia
Rovers in the nightclub, an LGBTIQ peer based response to alcohol and drug related harms
Presenter
Rebecca Bates
BIO UK
STAD in Europe (SiE): Implementation and evaluation of pilot interventions across seven different European countries to address binge drinking in young people PDF
 
Co-presenters: Gaia Miller-Foote, Daniel Ward
Presenter
Kate Pern
Australia
The PARTi Project - Overcoming obstacles to build healthy a nightlife in Melbourne
12:30 - 13:30
Break: Lunch Break
Foyer
13:30 - 14:50
Closing Debate - "How can we ensure harm reduction is included in all policies?"
COROMANDEL PLACE
Chair
Gavin Ryan
BIO
Panelist
Colin Mendelsohn
Australia
Panelist
Adam Drake
Australia
Panelist
Sam Biondo
Australia
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Alison Chesney and Eddie Killoran Lecture
Lecture
Fiona Patten
Australia
Harm Reduction: can Australia once again become a leader in innovation? Video