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Conferentie over Britse en Nederlandse drugsbestrijding

Datum nieuwsfeit: 26-10-2000
Bron: Razende Robot Reporter
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Going Dutch or British Style

Tweedaagse conferentie vergelijkt Britse en Nederlandse benaderingen met betrekking tot drugs, HIV/Aids en seks(educatie).

26 en 27 oktober vindt in Edinburgh de conferentie "Going Dutch?" plaats. De eerste dag wordt het Britse en het Nederlandse drugsbeleid vergeleken. Ingegaan wordt o.a. op de highlights van de Britse en de Nederlandse benadering, op de Rotterdamse geïntegreerde benadering waarin aandacht voor volksgezondheid en openbare orde en op overeenkomsten en verschillen in de zorg en educatie. De dag wordt afgesloten met een forum waarin van Nederlandse zijde deelnemen Boris Dittrich, tweede kamerlid en Cees Ottevanger, politie-commissaris te Rotterdam. (zie bijlage I voor het complete programma)

De tweede dag komen Aids, geslachtsziekten, seksvoorlichting en tienerzwangerschappen aan bod. Ook hier worden de Britse en de Nederlandse praktijk vergeleken. Tevens vindt op de tweede dag de uitreiking van de internationale IVO Award voor jonge onderzoekers op het gebied van verslaving plaats (zie bijlage II). De prijswinnaar zal op de conferentie bekend worden gemaakt. (zie **)

De conferentie wordt georganiseerd door:
Instituut voor Onderzoek naar Leefwijzen & Verslaving (IVO), Rotterdam Alcohol & Health Research Centre, Edinburgh
The Addictions Forum, Edinburgh

Mocht u nadere aandacht aan deze conferentie willen besteden of geïnteresseerd zijn in een interview met een van de sprekers kunt u contact opnemen met
Miranda Audenaerdt van het Instituut voor Onderzoek naar Leefwijzen & Verslaving tel.: maandag 23 oktober 010 - 425 3366, vanaf dinsdag 24 oktober te bereiken op 06-54 943 963.

Instituut voor Onderzoek naar Leefwijzen & Verslaving Heemraadssingel 194
3021 DM ROTTERDAM
Tel.: 010 - 425 3366
Fax.: 010 - 276 3988
E-mail.: (secretariaat@ivo.nl)
Website.: www.ivo.nl


** Onder embargo tot vrijdag 27 oktober 2000 15.00 uur. De prijswinnaar van dit jaar is de Noorse onderzoeker Anne-Line Bretteville-Jensen. Zij is 35 jaar en werkzaam bij het National Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research (SIFA) te Oslo. Zij heeft de prijs gekregen voor haar innovatieve en originele onderzoek naar onder andere de economische aspecten van he-roinegebruik.

Bijlage I

GOING DUTCH
*

A comparison of the British and Dutch Approaches to Drugs, AIDS/STDs, the Sex Industry, Teenage Pregnancy and Sex Education for Young People.

Royal College of Physicians,
9 Queen Street,
Edinburgh EH2 1JQ

October 26th & 27th, 2000

PROGRAMME

The Addictions Forum has joined forces with the Addiction Research Institute (IVO) Rotter-dam and the Alcohol & Health Research Centre, Edinburgh to stage this major conference. Dutch policies on a number of important health and social issues have aroused considerable interest and controversy. The Netherlands has a very low rate of teenage pregnancy, while the UK has a very high rate. It is also possible that the Netherlands also has a lower rate of illicit drug use than the UK. Several influential figures in the UK have called for a review of current policies on illicit drug use, teenage pregnancy, sex education for young people and prostitution. British and Dutch approaches to the provision of treatment/support for problem drug users also vary considerably. This major two-day conference will facilitate an examina-tion of the practical effects of Dutch and UK policy in relation to such topics. These will be discussed by leading Dutch and UK researchers, social workers, clinicians, educators and representatives from the police and some of the churches. This meeting should be of consi-derable interest to anybody professionally concerned with health and social policy in relation to the above areas, such as social workers, counsellors, psychologists, doctors, nurses, the police, teachers and policy makers.

Conference delegates are invited to attend a civic reception from 7:30-9:00 PM on Thursday, October 26th. This will take place in the City Chambers, The Royal Mile/High Street, Edin-burgh, courtesy of the Lord Provost and Council of the City of Edinburgh.

The Addictions Forum is a registered charity, number 1015523. The Alcohol & Health Re-search Centre is also a registered charity, number SC027580. The conference language will be English.

Conference Fees
a) Addictions Forum members:
£80 (two days) £45 (one day only)
b) Non-Members
£140 (two days) £75 (one day only)
Cheques should be made payable to: 'Alcohol & Health Research Centre'

For registration forms and further information, please contact: The Conference Secretary, Alcohol & Health Research Centre, City Hospital, Greenbank Drive, Edinburgh EH10 5SB, UK.

Telephone (from outside UK) 0044 131 536 6192: Fax 0044 131 536 6215 Telephone (from within the UK) 0131 536 6192: Fax 0131 536 6215

The Programme

Thursday, October 26th, 2000

08:30- 9:10 Registration

09:15 Opening

Setting the Scene: Drug Use and Drug Policy (chaired by Professor Christine Godfrey)

09:15 Highlights of the UK approach: Dr Martin Plant 09:35 Highlights of the Dutch approach: Professor Henk Garretsen 09:55 Discussion

Rotterdam: An Integrated Approach to Drug Policy (chaired by Mr Hans van Mastrigt)

10:10-10:30 The health perspective: Mr Jur Verbeek 10:30-10:50 The public order perspective: Dr Ben van de Wetering 10:50-11:00 Comment: Counsellor Kingsley Thomas
11:00-11:10 Discussion

11:10-11: 45 Coffee/Tea

Drug Treatment (chaired by Professor Nick Heather)

11:45 Treatment: UK approaches: Professor Mike Gossop 12:05 Dutch approaches: Dr Ben van de Wetering.
12:15 Discussion

12: 30-14:00 Lunch

Drug Education (chaired by Professor Andrée Demers)

14:00 The UK approach : Dr Linda Wright
14:20 The Dutch approach : Drs. Hans Ossebaard
14:40 Discussion

14: 50- 15:30 Optional session I: UK drug policy (Main lecture theatre)
Mr James Orr: Chaired by Mr Ian Kennedy 14: 50- 15:30 Optional session 2: Retail drug selling in the context of

local drug policy (Netherlands) (Great Hall)
Mr Cas Barendregt: Chaired by Mr. A. Vreeken

15:30-16:00 Coffee/Tea

16:00-17:00 The Drug Policy Debate: British style or Going Dutch? (chaired by the Rev Bryan Vernon)

Speakers: Mr Paul Flynn, MP (UK)
Mr Boris Dittrich, MP (Netherlands)
Mr Alistair Ramsay, Scotland Against Drugs
Mr Cees Ottevanger, Deputy Chief Commissioner of Police,
Rotterdam

17:00 Session ends

19:30-21:00 Civic Reception, City Chambers, High Street (Royal Mile), Edinburgh hosted by the City of Edinburgh Council. Welcome from Counsellor Marion Morton, Depute Convenor of the Council.

Friday October 27th, 2000

08:30-09:00 Registration

AIDS/STDs & the Sex Industry (chaired by Drs. Ton Coenen)

09:00 Setting the scene: Drs. Ton Coenen
09:15 Prevention and policy in the UK: Ms Ruth Morgan Thomas 09:35 Prevention and policy in the Netherlands: Ms Thérèse van der Helm 09:55 Discussion

AIDS/STD Prevention Amongst Drug Users (chaired by Dr Judy Greenwood.)

10:15 The UK approach: Dr Robert Power.
10:35 Dutch approach: Drs. Onno de Zwart
10:55 Discussion

11:15-11:45 Coffee/Tea

The 2000 IVO Award Presentation (chaired by Mr Jan Schop, chair-man of the IVO board)

11:45 Mr Jan Schop
11:50 Dr Moira Plant, chair of the jury
12.00 Lecture of the prizewinner

12:15-13:30 Lunch

Sex Education in Schools (chaired by Dr Regina van de Eijnden)

13:30 Highlights of the UK approach: Ms Gill Frances & Dr Roger Ingham.
13:55 Highlights of the Dutch approach : Drs. Ton Coenen 14:20 Discussion

Teenage Pregnancy (chaired by Dr Moira Plant)

14:30 The Dutch approach: Dr Jany Rademakers
14:50 The UK approach: Dr Gillian Flett.
15:20 Discussion

15: 30- 16: 00 Coffee/ Tea

Keynote Session (chaired by Professor Henk Garretsen)

16:00 Professor Susanne MacGregor

16: 30 Meeting ends

Acknowledgements

This conference is supported by Ministerie van VWS, Ge-meente Rotterdam, Volksbond Rotterdam, the City of Edin-burgh Council, Forth Ports plc, HIT Conferences, SG Kar-ger AG, Merck Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Schering-Plough Ltd and the Society of Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland.

The Scottish Council on Alcohol is thanked for providing a bookstall. Mrs Maisie McCrae of Aberdour is thanked for catering services.

CONFERENCE STAFF

Mrs Janet Docherty
Ms Nicola Kirkness

SPEAKERS, CHAIRPERSONS & OTHER CONFERENCE PERSONNEL

Ms Miranda Audenaerdt, Addiction Research Institute, Rotterdam. Mr Cas Barendregt, Addiction Research Institute, Rotterdam. Dr Douglas Cameron, Department of Psychiatry, University of Leicester. Mr Ton Coenen, The Netherlands Foundation for STD Control, Utrecht. Professor Andrée Demers, Department of Sociology, University of Mon-treal, Canada.
Mr Boris Dittrich MP, the Hague.
Dr Gillian Flett, Centre for Reproductive Health, Aberdeen. Ms Gill Frances, National Children's Bureau, London. Mr Paul Flynn MP, House of Commons, London.
Professor Henk Garretsen, Addiction Research Institute, Rotterdam & University of Tilburg.
Professor Christine Godfrey, Department of Health Sciences & Clinical Evaluation, University of York.
Proferssor Mike Gossop, National Addiction Centre, London. Dr Judy Greenwood, Edinburgh.
Professor Nick Heather, Centre for Alcohol and Drugs Studies, New-castle upon Tyne.
Dr Roger Ingham, Department of Psychology, University of Southamp-ton. Mr Ian Kennedy WS, Edinburgh.
Professor Susanne MacGregor, School of Social Studies, Middlesex University.
Ms Ruth Morgan Thomas, Scottish Prostitutes Education Project (SCOTPEP), Edinburgh.
Mr James Orr, Scottish Drug Enforcement Agency.
Mr Hans Ossebard, Netherlands Institute of Mental Health & Addiction, Utrecht.
Mr Cees Ottevanger, Regional Police Force, Rotterdam Area. Dr Martin Plant, Alcohol & Health Research Centre, Edinburgh. Dr Moira Plant, Alcohol & Health Research Centre, Edinburgh. Mr Jos Poelman, Netherland Foundation for STD Control, Utrecht. Dr Robert Power, Academic Department of GU Medicine, University College, London.
Dr Jany Rademakers, Netherlands Institute of Social and Sexological Research
Mr Alistair Ramsay, Scotland Against Drugs, Glasgow. Mr Jan Schop, Addiction Research Institute, Rotterdam. Mr Kingsley Thomas, City of Edinburgh Council.
Dr Regina van de Einjden, Addiction Research Institute, Rotterdam. Ms Thérèse van der Helm, Municipal Health Service, Amsterdam. Mr Hans van Mastrigt, The City of Rotterdam.
Mr Ben van de Wetering, Boumanhuis, Rotterdam.
Mr Jur Verbeek, Regional Police Force, Rotterdam Area. Revd Bryan Vernon, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Newcastle.
Mr A. Vreeken, Volksbond, Rotterdam.
Dr Linda Wright, Freelance health promotion consultant, West Ayton, Yorkshire.
Mr Onno de Zwart, Municipal Health Service, Rotterdam.

Bijlage II

About the IVO-Award:

Every two years, the Addiction Research Institute Rotterdam (IVO) provides a grant on ad-diction research.
The Award aims at stimulating young scientists to conduct high quality research in the field of addiction. The grant is financed by the 'Stichting Volksbond Rotterdam' (Rotterdam Temper-ance Society Foundation), a private foundation with the objective of stimulating research on the problems of addiction. The grant for the year 2000 is DFL 20,000 for the prize-winner. The grant should be invested in further research and/or further education in this field. The IVO-Award 2000 is presented by dr. Moira Plant, Chairper-son of the Judging Committee at the conference 'Going Dutch?' in Edinburgh, October 26-27, 2000.

A Judging Committee of three international experts in the field of addiction research has judged the nominations/applications. The composition of the Jury changes every two years.

The jury for 2000 consisted of:

* Mrs. M. Plant, Ph.D., President of the Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol, Alcohol & Health Research Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland (Chairper-son)

* Mr. A. Demers, Ph.D., Groupe de Recherche sur les Aspects sociaux de la Santé et de la Prévention (GRASP), University of Montreal, Canada
* Mrs. P. Rosenqvist, M.A., Nordic Council for Alcohol and Drug Research, Helsinki, Fin-land

* Secretary of the Judging Committee: Professor H.F.L. Garretsen, director Addiction Re-search Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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