NordAN Conference 2014 – Riga, Latvia





Location: Riga, Latvia

Islande hotel – http://www.islandehotel.lv

Date: 11-12 October 2014

“Advocacy in action”


SATURDAY – October 11

10.00 Opening of the NordAN Conference

Peter Allebeck, President of NordAN

Alise Krumina, Latvian Ministry of Health

10.15 – 12.00 PLENARY I – Counteracting industry´s influence

Florence Berteletti, The Smoke Free Partnership (France) – Learning from tobacco experience
Nick Sheron, Head of Clinical Hepatology, University of Southampton (UK) – Alcohol: unhealthy behaviours, toxic environments and vested interests – Presentation available if asked.
David Miller, ALICE RAP project, Bath University – Alcohol industry mapping tool

Panel discussion with plenary speakers ​

12.00 – 13.00 LUNCH ​

13.00 – 14.30 PLENARY II – Action on the local level (10 minutes presentations)

Sweden – Kjell-Ove Oscarsson, IOGT-NTO – Alcohol and Society report

International – Irma Kilim, IOGT-NTO – United to expose

Denmark – Johan Damgaard Jensen, Alcohol and Society – Mobilizing civil society in alcohol prevention – a Danish development

Finland – Kristiina Hannula, EHYT – Alcohol Policy infographic

Faroe Island – Jóna Hansen, The Blue cross in the Faroe Islands – ”Everyone has the right to a good childhood”

Lithuania – Aurelijus Veryga, Lithuanian Coalition for Tobacco and Alcohol Control – 2008 Year of Sobriety in Lithuania

15.00 – 16.30 SECTIONS and workshops

Womens section
  Sigríður Björnsdóttir – Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
 Helena Palojärvi and Sonja Laine – Preventive work among women: Internet services of Naistenkartano

Roadside Drug Testing and fast-moving automated ‘Alco Gates ’
Elisabeth Fjellvang Kristoffersen and Lars Olov Sjöström – Roadside Drug Testing and Fast Moving Automated “Alco Gates”

Cannabis: Harmless recreation or risk for mental problems?
  Edison Manrique-Garcia – Brain Mechanisms, medical use and harmful effects of Cannabis

Alcohol marketing monitoring

17.00 – 19.00 General Assembly of NordAN

20.00 RECEPTION (Choir music) ​

SUNDAY – October 12

09.00 – 10.30 PLENARY III Alcohol related harm and alcohol policy in Latvia

Alise Krumina, Senior Expert on Addiction Surveillance, Ministry of Health – Developments in Alcohol Policy, Interventions, Alcohol Monitoring

Marcis Trapencieris – Alcohol Treatment in Latvia: unmet needs and setting area for advocacy

Aelita Vagale, Latvian Association of Addiction Psychologists – Web-based Drug Education in School Seetings: Latvian experience

COFFEE BREAK ​ 11.00 – 12.00

PLENARY IV – Drug policy in Nordic countries

Stig-Erik Sørheim, president of EURAD – Drug Policy Futures platform

Susanne Lönnberg, vice-president of KSAN/WOCAD – New actions on Women´s right in Alcohol and Drug policy issues

Tim Colehan, International Air Transport Association – Alcohol and flying: IATA´s resolution regarding unruly air passenger behavior

Nijole Goštautaitė Midttun – Introducing Alcohol advertising position paper

13.00 – 13.30 Summary and conclusions

Peter Allebeck, President of NordAN