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International Conference on HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse
7th November 2000.
Session No.3: Substance Abuse Supply & Demand Reduction
Chairperson: Ms. Niti Khosla.
Speaker: Dr. Norman Giesbrecht (Canada) 15.30 - 15.55

Bio-data:
Dr.Norman Giesbrecht is a senior scientist with the Center For Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Canada. His research interests include trends in drinking-related problems, community-based prevention initiatives, drinking-related trauma and alcohol-related problems among youth and young adults. He has participated in WHO - affiliated international projects and is the Chair-elect of the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs section of the American Public Health Association.


Topic of Presentation: Controlling Supply and Reducing Demand - Preventing Drinking Related Problems Among Adolescents and Young Adults.
Abstract: This presentation looked at the intersection of supply and demand reduction strategies, as they apply to adolescents and young adults. Youth contribute substantially to the alcohol market and are key foci in industry based supply and demand elevating strategies. Supply-oriented interventions like general alcohol policy measures, serving practices policies etc were examined in conjunction with demand reduction interventions like controls on advertising, warnings and health messages etc.

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Speaker: Mr. John Ndahne (Cameroon) - 15.55 - 16.20

Bio-data:
Mr. John Ndhahne is the Chairman of the Cameroon Association on Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Addiction (CAPADA).


Topic of Presentation: Alcohol as a Legally Permissive Drug and the Problems arising because of this Permissiveness - The Effect on Human Sexuality.
Abstract: Several problems arise from the permissiveness of alcohol as a legal drug. One of these is sexual dysfunction. The effect of alcohol on human sexuality depends upon circumstances under which it is consumed. Alcohol misuse promotes sexual arousal in males and females. The alcoholism arousal depresses the psychological arousal that is meaningful in human sexual love. The author examined this issue in a relevant perspective.

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Speaker: Mr.Anand Bordia (India) - 16.20 - 16.45
Bio-data:
Mr.Anand Bordia Bordia is the National Project Manager for Drug Demand Reduction, UNDCP.


Topic of Presentation: Drug Scenario and Harm Reduction Strategies.

Questions & Answers - 16.45 - 16.55
Coffee/ Tea break - 16.55 - 17.10

Session No.4: Implementable Strategies.
Chairperson: Mr.Rajesh Amin.
Speaker: Ms. Natalya Kitsenko (Ukraine) - 17.10 - 17.35

Bio-data:
Ms. Nataliya Kitsenko of Ukraine is a post-graduate in Organic Chemistry from Odessa State University. She is the Deputy Chairperson, of the Public Movement, "Faith, Hope, Love". She is the co-ordinator of the project "HIV/AIDS prevention among injecting drug users in Odessa" since 1996.


Topic of Presentation: Training Center in Odessa (Ukraine) to Prevent HIV/AIDS among Injecting Drug Users and Female Sex Workers.
Abstract: The International Training Center on prevention of HIV/AIDS among HIV risk groups from Ukraine and other CIS countries was created and operated in Odessa, Ukraine on the basis of the NGO - the public movement "Faith, Hope, Love". The paper examines the experience accumulated through its projects for injecting drug users and female sex workers.

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Speakers: Mr. Margus Pedaste (Estonia) - 17.35 - 18.00

Bio-data:
Mr.Margus Pedaste is currently the Teacher of Biology and Health Education of Science Didactics Department, University of Tartu, Estonia. He has also worked as a Health Care teacher of General School and co-authored a couple of science text books and has participated in developing an on-line course for teachers, "The Young and Drugs."


Topic of Presentation: The Formative Evaluation of the Teacher's On-Line In-service Course.
Abstract: The paper evaluated a web-based on-line in-service pilot course for Estonian and Russian health care and science teachers, aimed at providing urgently needed information about drugs, addiction and the effective methods of primary preventive work, by doing a formative evaluation of both the content and design of the course.

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Speakers: Dr.Taghi Doostgharin (Iran) - 18.00 - 18.25

Bio-data:
Dr. Taghi Doostgharin is an Associate Professor at the Alameh-T University, Iran and also a Visiting Fellow at Bath University, U.K.


Topic of Presentation: Prevalence and Correlates of Smoking in a Survey of Tehran Elementary School Pupils.
Abstract: The paper examined the findings of a survey conducted amongst 1190 pupils of 20 Tehran school districts, in the age group of 11-13 years. The study examined the incidence of ciggarette smoking and alcohol and grass consumption in this segment. It also examined the trends across age, grade and sex. The paper also examined various prevalent attitudes and their correlation with tobacco, alcohol and grass consumption.

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Speakers:Dr. Björn Sallmén (Sweden) - 18.25 - 18.50
Bio-data:
Dr. Björn Sallmén, a Ph.D. in Psychology is an author and research psychologist, affiliated to the department of Alcohol Diseases, University of Lund, the National Board of Institutional care, Karlsvik Rehab Centre (SiS) and the Administration of Prison and Probation (KVS), Sweden. He is a specialist in diagnostics and psychiatric co-morbidity in substance abuse.


Topic of Presentation: Psychiatric Co-morbidity in a Compulsory Treatment Setting, and The Development of New Instruments within the IPTRP/Biomed2 Project.
Abstract: Psychiatric co-morbidity in substance abusers admitted to a rehabilitation center on either a voluntary or a coerced basis was studied. A group of 406 substance abusers were assessed by means of a structured clinical interview in accordance with the DSM-III-R/DSSM-IV during the period between August 1990 and May 2000. The paper discussed the findings of this study. The BiomedII/IPTRP Project was a collaborate effort between researchers and clinicians in 10 European countries, for treatment development and integration of structured screening and assessment in daily practice. The results of these efforts were scrutinised.

Questions & Answers - 18.50 -19.00
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR HOPE 2000. - 19.00 - 19.10

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