The programme will contain plenary and parallel sessions and focus on priorities for community involvement and advocacy targets for after the event.

Programme will be updated in the upcoming weeks.

Monday, 25.11.2019

09.00 – 09.30


Eberhard Schatz, C EHRN
Carine Magen, Eurosider

09.30 – 10.45


Beatrice Stambul, president Bus 31/32
Harm reduction in Marseille: from the first steps to safe consumption (rooms)

Joachim Levy. Nouvelle Aube
Peers and self organisation

Beyond HCV: Healthcare for all

Perrine Roux, INSERM
Safe injection training safes life – experiences

Jean Paul Grund, SON
Overdose prevention in the 21st century

Fadi Meroueh, European Federation for Prison Health
Health in prison settings

Freek Spinnewijn, FEANTSA
Health and homelessness

10.45 – 11.15

Coffee break

11.15 – 12.30

Panel discussion : what is the influence of criminalisation to the health of people who use drugs?

Introduction to the subject:
Marta Pinto, University of Porto

       Panel: Rui Coimbra Morais, Magdalena Harris, others tbc

12.30 – 14.00


Incl. market place with booth and poster presentations

14.00 – 15.30

Workshops or abstract driven

  • S4 – Parallel session 1

    Models of good practice
    What can we learn from existing good practices in harm reduction and community initiatives?
    Speakers from C-EHRN, EMCDDA and local initiatives


  • S5 – Parallel session 2

    HCV in prison
    Key policy barriers and responses to HCV-related services in prisons.
    Coalition Plus

  • S6 – Parallel session 3

    The gap between treatment and people living with Hepatitis C
    Barriers and opportunities, shown with examples from 5 different countries


  • S7 – Parallel session 4

    Iindividually-tailored support and education for safer injection (ITSESI) for people who inject drugs.
    We will show the effectiveness of the intervention on HIV-HCV risk practices and other complications among PWID and analyze the transferability of this harm reduction tool.
    Eurosider and partners


15.30 – 16.00

Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.30

Workshops or abstract driven

  • S8 – Parallel session 5

    Peer Involvement works – we just need to implement it
    Examples and discussion


  • S9– Parallel session 6

    OD prevention with new technologies
    STOP OVERDOSE NOW presents a suite of mobile tools to combat the opioid overdose epidemic that will empower people who use drugs to take action within their own community and when they travel.


  • S10 – Parallel session 7

    Migrants and access to health

    Examples from Berlin, Marseille and other cities in Europe


  • S11 – Parallel session 8

    Building Capacity to support People who use drugs
    Introduction to the Eurosider training: hands on experiences
    Presentation and group work
    Aides, Eurosider partners


17.30 – 18.30




Conference party (optional)



Tuesday, 26.11.2019

09.00 – 10.30

Elimination of HCV – where we stand today

Leon Wylie, Hepatitis Scotland
Scotland: On the road to elimination?

Héléne Délaqualze, SOS Hépatitis
From Chronic Disease to a Curable Disease: the fight of civil society in France to make treatment accessible

Research: what gaps need to be closed to make elimination a reality

Dagmar Hedrich, EMCDDA
HepC Initiative and Elimination Barometer for PWID: new EMCDDA tools to suppoprt countries

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee break

11.00 – 12.15

     Flashlight on France:

NGO’s, community members, HR workers share their experiences working with HCV and/or Overdose Prevention

     Moderated discussion:

Moderator: Sebastian Saville, INDDP

‘Coming out for HCV – from personal story to policy’
Erin O’ Mara, EuroNPUD
Marios Atzemis, Positive Voice
ASUD Nimes

    Final Wrap Up: what we can take home from the Meeting

Andrew Ustianowksi, Regional Infection Disease Unit, North Manchester General Hospital



     Site visit (optional)

Associations from Marseille – ASUD Marseille and Tipi -offer a tour through the places of harm reduction in the city and to discover Marseille out of the classic circuits. Pre registration needed.

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