Only 2 weeks until the International Symposium on Drug Policy and Public Health in Istanbul, Turkey

Only 2 weeks until the International Symposium on Drug Policy and Public Health in Istanbul, Turkey

The International Symposium on Drug Policy and Public Health, which is organized by the Turkish Green Crescent Society in collaboration with the UNODC, the Pompidou Group Council of Europe, the EMCDDA, the Turkish Ministry of Health and co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) will take place on September 29th – October 1st, 2014 in Istanbul.

16th September 2014

Venue:

WOW Istanbul Hotel & Convention Centre,

Yeşilköy Mahallesi, Atatürk Caddesi, No: 15-17-19, 34149 Bakırköy İstanbul

Date:

September 29 – October 1, 2014

Description:

The International Symposium on Drug Policy and Public Health, which is taking place in Istanbul on September 29th until October 1st, 2014, is expecting a participation of nearly 100 speakers, and more than 1000 persons from over 50 different countries in the fields of drug policies regarding prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, advocacy, capacity building, media campaigns, drugs and youth, monitoring and evaluating.

At the International Symposium, it is aimed to discuss and share best practices among scientists, academicians, state and civil society representatives. Moreover it is an important opportunity for our country and region to share, improve and find new alternatives in the fight against drug abuse.

The International Symposium on Drug Policy and Public Health, which is organized by the Turkish Green Crescent Society in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), the Pompidou Group Council of Europe, the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), the Turkish Ministry of Health, the Turkish Ministry of Family and Social Policies, the Turkish Ministry of Youth and Sports, and the Turkish Drugs and Drug Addiction Monitoring Center (TUBİM), and co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) will take place on September 29th – October 1st, 2014 in Istanbul.

Registration:

All information including the programme, directions to the venue and registration are available here.

Participation from EURAD:

The organisers have kindly sponsored the attendance of EURAD's Secretariat and Board Members, including Secretary General Fay Watson who will present on public health and human rights, Elisa Rubini (EURAD Board Member) who will present on rehabilitation and Boro Goic (Chairman of RUN - Recovered Users Network and EURAD Board Member) who will discuss faith-based approaches to social re-integration.