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Hot Topics 2016: Programme

Below is the draft programme for HIT Hot Topics 2016. Please note that details may be subject to change.


Session & Chair






Chair: Annette Verster

Professor Pat O’Hare, HIT, UK


Dr Keith Sabin, UNAIDS, Switzerland

Involving Research Subjects in Study Design and Implementation: A Personal Reflection

Mags Maher, EuroNPUD, UK

The Experience of EuroNPUD

Dr Magdalena Harris, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

‘Managing Expense and Expectation’: Problematizing Hepatitis C Treatment Prioritisation in England

Faye Macrory, Manchester

Sex, Drugs and the Role of a Consultant Midwife




Chair: Maddie O’Hare

Aaron Goodman, StoryTurns, Canada

Digital Storytelling

Dr Suzi Gage, University of Bristol, UK

Podcasts as Advocacy

Professor Fiona Measham, The Loop, UK

Introducing Multi Agency Safety Testing to the UK - Negotiations, Expectations and Evaluations




Chair: Allison Downing

Deborah Small, Break the Chains: Communities of Color and the War on Drugs, USA

The Janus Face of Drug Prohibition: Which Way are We Heading?

Dr Michael Shiner, London School of Economics, UK

Disproportionate Policing

Fabrice Olivet, ASUD, Paris

The French War On Drugs: The Unexpected Consequence Of French Colour Blindness




Chair: Pat O’Hare

Maria Phelan, Harm Reduction International, UK

The Global State of Harm Reduction

Kirsten Horsburgh, Scottish Drugs Forum, UK

Supervised Injecting in Scotland? A Travel Fellowship Experience

Jim McVeigh, Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University

Steroid Users as a Sentinel Population


Chair: Pat O’Hare

Dr Carl Hart, Columbia University, USA

An Audience With… Dr Carl Hart


CafeIn 2012 HIT started the Harm Reduction Cafe website as a community engagement project. We'd noticed when we attended conferences and meetings that many of our friends and collegues had been feeling isolated Even though they had online communications they missed sharing information face to face, and the social aspects of meeting up with like minded people.
You can find out more about the Harm Reduction Cafe project, where the idea came from, previous cafe reports and advice on running a cafe of your own by visiting the site.

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