The organizers of the Canadian Harm Reduction Conference invite everyone to submit an abstract for skills building/education workshops, policy development roundtable discussions or lectures, facilitated networking sessions and alternative presentations. A proportion of abstract-driven sessions, across all streams, will be reserved for people who use illicit drugs (current/former). Some sessions will be designated as "Closed Sessions," indicating that the session is only open to current and former drug users.
This Canada-wide conference for drug users (current and former), peer educators and front-line workers is designed to respond to critical and emerging issues through three primary streams:
1. Skills Building and education,
2. Policy development, and
Critical and emerging issues that have been identified include Organizing people who use illicit drugs; Housing; Mental Health; Aboriginals; Women; Youth; Seniors; Prisons; Sex trade work; Cultural issues; Sexuality; Gender identity issues; Rural issues; Harm reduction approaches; Prevention approaches; Drug education approaches; Safe injection facilities; Needle exchange/distribution; Methadone and alternatives; Overdose; Treatment issues for persons living with Hep C, HIV, TB, co-infection/multi-diagnosed; Drug and alcohol treatment; General health issues related to drug use; Global perspectives on narco-trafficking; Drug specific Issues (crack, rave drugs, heroin, etc); Legal; Drug Laws & Policy; and Human & Civil Rights.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 19th, 2002.
The complete call for abstracts and presentations is available at http://www.harmreduction2002.ca/.
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