NordAN Conference 2014: “Advocacy in action”

When: 11-12 October 2014
Where: Riga, Latvia
Location: Islande Hotel

PROGRAMME with presentations


SATURDAY – October 11full_islande_hotel_sia-3

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
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

International – Irma Kilim, IOGT-NTO – Unite 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

Latvia – Natālija Juškova, JAF Latvia

15.00 – 16.30 SECTIONS and workshops

Womens section

Roadside Drug Testing and fast-moving automated ‘Alco Gates ’

Cannabis: Harmless recreation or risk for mental problems?

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”

KSAN/WOCAD – Gender specific drug prevention – investment for life.

12.00 – 13.00 – NordAN Hour

Nijole Goštautaitė Midttun – Introducing Alcohol advertising position paper

Lauri Beekmann, NordAN – Next plans for NordAN network …

13.00 – 13.30 Summary and conclusions Debate: what can the grass-root level do?

Peter Allebeck, President of NordAN


Plenary I poster: NordAN_conf_Riga_industry
lcohol and Flying Poster: Tim Colehan (IATA) presentation