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26 November 2018 Monday

8.30-9.00 Registration
9.00-11.00 Opening remarks

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-13.00 Session 1 Global and local perspectives on drug use
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Toker Ergüder, WHO Turkey
Kamran Niaz, UNODC Overview of the global drug use situation and emerging trends
Dr. Jane Mounteney, EMCDDA Global and local trends- A European perspective
Dr. Gilberto Gerra, UNODC The complex neurobiological vulnerability for drug use disorders:  An unexplored territory essential for prevention and treatment
Dr. Sertaç Polat, Ministry of Health Current situation in control of drug use in Turkey

13.00-14.00 Lunch break

14.00-15.30 Parallel session 2a Global drug control policies
Stig Erik Sørheim, EURAD Global drug policies
Monica Barzanti, SanPatrignano Recovery oriented policies
Dag Endal, Drug Policy Features Ten steps for successful national action against drugs
Annette Dale-Perera UNODC/WHO International quality standards and quality assurance mechanisms for the treatment of drug use disorders
Kevin Sabet, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) Challenges with drug policies

14.00-15.30 Parallel session 2b Collecting data on drug use: Importance, methods and challenges
Andre Noor, EMCDDA Core monitoring and complementary data collections at the EU level
Prof. Dr. Faruk Aşıcıoğlu A study on monitoring psychoactive drug use through wastewater analysis
Andrew Jones Substance Misuse: Prevalence, need and treatment surveillance
Valerio Bispuri Challenges of taking photos of drug users

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-17.30 Parallel session 3a Approaches to drug use and prevention initiatives
Prof. Dr. Ali Ayten Spiritual dimension of drug use and faith-based interventions
Dr. Darin Weinberg Reflections on the ecology of addiction
Prof. David Best Addiction recovery as a form of social contagion
Prof. Derek Heim Addiction policy and practice: Towards a more social approach
Prof. William Crano How to create persuasive media messages?

16.00-17.30 Parallel session 3b National programmes and services against drug addiction I
Prof. Dr. Kültegin Ögel Community based interventions against addiction
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cüneyt Evren Alcohol and Drug Research, Treatment and Training Centres (AMATEM)
Dr. Arzu Çiftçi Alcohol and Drug Research, Treatment and Training Centres for Children (ÇEMATEM)
Dr. Osman Altay National rehabilitation model


27 November 2018 Tuesday

9.30-10.45 Session 4 PANEL DISCUSSION 1 Role of civil society in fight against drug use
Sultan Işık, Turkish Green Crescent Society
Esbjörn Hörnberg, IOGT Where can civil society make an impact on the drugs issue?
General Arthur T. Dean, CADCA The CADCA Model for building safe, healthy and drug free communities
Mirella Dummar Frahi, UNODC Civil Society Team UNODC engagement with Civil Society in addressing the world drug problem

10.45-11.00 Coffee break

11.00-12.15 Parallel session 5a Experiences pf NGOs in fight against drug use
Serkan Bakırtaş, TOPFED What should be the NGO role in employment and social policies?
Nail Aykan, ICV Australian Muslim communities experiences and challenges
Tajudeen Abiola, Nigeria Cyprus Green Crescent Struggling against addiction in West Africa: A Nigerian civil society perspective
Shuhaida Adam, South Africa Cyprus Green Crescent Role of civil society from a regional perspective, Africa

11.00-12.15 Parallel session 5b Frequency and determinants of drug use
Dr. Ayşe Gökyiğit, Cyprus Green Crescent Trends and attitudes in addiction in Northern Cyprus
Prof. Dr. Mustafa Necmi İlhan Prevalence and risk factors of substance abuse in Turkey
Dr. Volkan Şahiner National trends in drug use, Turkey

12.15- 13.30 Parallel session 6a Education and training of workforce in control of drug use
Dr. Asmaa Debbagh, Morocco Green Crescent Implementing Listening Centers in public schools:  Addiction education & training of an efficient workforce  
Prof. Dr. Artuner Deveci A necessity in universities: Addiction education and training centres
Dr. Munawar Fayyaz SunnyCapacity building of addiction professionals
Hakan Coşkunol Training of addiction counsellors

12.45- 13.30 Parallel session 6b Drug use and control initiatives in sections of society
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ömer Miraç Yaman Parental attitudes towards drug use
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rabia Bilici A study on understanding women with addiction
Prof. Maria Zarza The importance of substance use treatment programs designed for women
Jim Fell, ICADTS Legalization of Marijuana: Implications for traffic safety

13.30-14.30 Lunch break

14.30-15.45 Parallel session 7a National programmes and services against drug addiction II
Dr. Gökçen Aydın Impact of Turkish Addiction Training Programme (TBM) on cognitive and emotional awareness
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Esra İşmen Gazioğlu Scope and content of Green Crescent Life Skills Programme
Melike Şimşek Green Crescent Counselling Centres
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Azize Nilgün Canel A discussion of the suitability of UNODC Life Skills Training Guide for Turkish context

14.30-15.45 Parallel session 7b Approaches and models of care against drug addiction
Prof. Rachel Calam Family-based preventive programmes for children and caregivers
Margrét Lilja Guðmundsdóttir The Planet Youth prevention model: A community-based, bottom-up approach
Dirk Vandevelde De Kiem: Belgian model of Therapeutic Communities for drug use
Rita Ferendeles, DIANOVA The central role of the Therapeutic Alliance in Residential Treatment

15.45-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-17.30 Session 8 PANEL DISCUSSION 2 Drug use in media
Prof. Dr. Erkan Yüksel Presentation of drug in media: issues and recommendations
Assoc. Prof. İzlem Vural Drug use in the news: A review in the context of news value and ethics
Dr. Asuman Kaya Analysis of drug related international media guides
Yeşim Sert Karaaslan, Anadolu Agency Role of press in fight against drug use

17.30-17.45 Closing remarks

28 November 2018 Wednesday

POST-SYMPOSIUM WORKSHOP How to become an effective editor
Co-ordinator and speaker Dr. Richard Pates Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Substance Use
Speaker Prof. Derek Heim Editor-in-Chief, Addiction Research and Theory