Monday, May 21
08:00 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 10:40 Official Inaguration
  • H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden will open the forum
  • Maria Larsson, Minister for Children and the Elderly, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Sweden
  • Anna König Jerlmyr, Deputy Mayor for Social Affairs, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Robert L. DuPont, MD, President, Institute of Behaviour and Health, USA
Moderator: Sven-Olov Carlsson
10:40 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:15 Plenary Session
  • Roberto Tarazona Ponte, Dr., Director of Caritas del Peru's National Drugs and First Aid Program, the Vatican
  • Gus Jaspert, Head of the Drugs and Alcohol Unit, UK
  • Viktor Ivanov, Director, Federal Narcotic Service of Russia
  • R. Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, USA
Moderator: Sven-Olov Carlsson
12:15 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Special Sessions
1 - Psychosocial treatment of cannabis disorders
  • Thomas Lundqvist, PhD & Clinical Psychologist, Drug Addiction Treatment Centre, Lund Sweden
Moderator: Kerstin Käll
2 - Children Have the Right to be Protected from Illicit Drugs
  • Roxana Stere, PhD student, SNSPA University, Romania
  • Saul Takahashi, Human Rights Lawyer, Japan
Moderator: Calvina Fay
3 - Out of Treatment and Out of Prison - The Importance of a Sober Place to Live
  • Christer Karlsson, Co-Founder of K.R.I.S (Criminals Return Into Society), Sweden
  • Paul Molloy, CEO and Co-Founder of Oxford House, USA
  • Jesse Perera, Senior Trainer, Sri Lanka Mithuru Mithuro Movement, Sri Lanka
Moderator: Monica Barzanti
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee and Tea
15:30 - 17:00 Special Sessions
1 - Drug Violence in Latin America - NGOs Say "No" to Surrender
  • Carmen Fernández Cáceres, Director-General of Centros de Integración Juvenil, A.C. (CIJ), Mexico
  • Carlos Dias, Brazilian Humanitarians in Action, Brazil
  • Piero Ponce, The Information and Education Center for the Prevention of Drug Abuse (CEDRO), Peru
Moderator: Solomon Rataemane
2 - Best Practices in Primary and Secondary Prevention
  • Jón Sigfússon, Director of Youth in Europe, Director of the Icelandic Centre of Social Research and Analysis, Reykjavik University, Iceland
  • Kjell Adolfsen, Advisor at the unit for social and preventive services, Kristiansand commune, Norway
  • Michael Buscemi, President of Service Learning and Life Skills Network and Senior Advisor to the Lions Clubs International Foundation, USA
Moderator: Janina Romanova
3 - New Synthetic Drugs Challenge Prevention and Law Making - Can We Keep up?
  • Lars Hansson, Expert on narcotics, Swedish Customs Service, Sweden
  • Sara Wall, Drug expert at The Swedish National Institute of Public Health, Sweden
  • Victoria Persson, Public Prosecutor, Public Prosecution Office, Stockholm, Sweden
Moderator: Jonas Hartelius

Tuesday May 22
08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 10:30 Special Sessions
1 - Law Enforcement and Drug Treatment Working Side by Side in Latin America
  • José Mariano Beltrame, Security Secretary, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Marcos Kac, General Attorney, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Moderator: Gabriel Romanus
2 - Cannabis - Is The Future More or Less Use?
  • Aurélie Mayet, MD, Paris Sud University, France
  • Christian Thurstone, MD, Denver Health and Hospital Authority, USA
  • Michel Perron, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, Canada
Moderator: Kerstin Käll
3 - Drug Testing in North and South America and its Future Internationally
  • David Martin, PhD, Chairman Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association, DATIA, USA
  • Patricio Labatut, Co-Chairman of the DATIA International Committee, Chile
  • Brian Drew, Co-Chairman of the DATIA International Committee, USA
Moderator: Josephine Baxter
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee and Tea
11:00 - 12:15 Plenary Session
  • Kiran Bedi, PhD, social activist, former Deputy Director General of Narcotics Control Bureau, India
  • Giovanni Serpelloni, Head of Department for anti drug policies, Italy
  • Bertha Madras, Professor of psychobiology, Harvard Medical School, USA
  • Gregor Burkhart, MD, Senior Scientific Analyst, EMCDDA, EU
Moderator: Josephine Baxter
12:15 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Special Sessions
1 - Drug Effects in The Adolescent Brain: Preventing Youth Drug Use Is A Global Imperative
  • Bertha Madras, Professor of psychobiology, Harvard Medical School, USA
Moderator: Robert L. DuPont
2 - Preventing Tobacco and Alcohol Use to Prevent Illicit Drug Use
  • Aurélie Mayet, MD, Paris Sud University, France
  • Gregor Burkhart, MD, Senior Scientific Analyst, EMCDDA, EU
  • Aurelijus Veryga, Professor Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania
Moderator: Lisa Lundahl
3 - Measuring the Drug Problem - Is It Getting Better or Worse?
  • Björn Hibell, Chair of the Steering Committee, the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Drugs, ESPAD, Sweden
  • Håkan Leifman, Director, The Swedish Council for Information on Alcohol and Other Drugs - CAN, Sweden
Moderator: Nadzeya Ausiyevich
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee and Tea
15:30 - 17:00 Special Sessions
1 - Harm Reduction vs. Recovery - Conflicting Goals for Prevention and Treatment
  • Robert L. DuPont, MD, President, Institute of Behaviour and Health, USA
  • Neil McKeganey, PhD, Founder of Centre for Drug Misuse Research at the University of Glasgow, Scotland
Moderator: Kathy Gyngell
2 - Drugs Tests - New Possibilities with New Technologies
  • Olof Beck, Professor, Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden
  • Lars-Olov Sjöström, PhD, Traffic Safety Manager, Abstaining Motorists' Association (MHF), Sweden
  • Lennart Karlsson, Detective Sergeant at Stockholm County police, Sweden
Moderator: Calvina Fay
3 - Emerging Trends of Novel Synthetic Drugs of Abuse and Prescription Drugs - How Dangerous are They?
  • Peter Hultén, Licensed pharmacist at the Swedish Poisons Information Centre, Sweden
  • Gunnar Hermansson, Journalist and former police officer, Sweden
Moderator: Linda Nilsson

Wednesday, May 23
08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 10:30 Special Sessions
1 - Shared Responsibility, Save the Rainforest!
  • Erika Karel Boyanovich Gargurevich, Psychologist, CEDRO, Peru
  • Alejandro Vassilaqui, Executive Director of CEDRO, Peru
Moderator: Mina Seinfeld de Carakushansky
2 - Drugs trends in Asia and the response - Sri Lanka, Thailand and The SMART Program
  • Pubudu Sumanasekara, Adic SL, Sri Lanka
  • Naret Songkrawsook, CLANPO, Thailand
  • Beate Hammond, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UN
Moderator: Esbjörn Hörnberg
3 - Community Mobilization to Reduce Drug Use
  • Arthur T. Dean, Chairman and CEO of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), USA
  • Eduardo Hernández-Alarcón, Deputy Director for Dissemination and Coalition Relations for the National Community Anti-Drug Coalition Institute, USA
  • Susan R. Thau, Public Policy Consultant representing Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), USA
Moderator: Sven-Olov Carlsson
4 - Meaningless or meaningFULL - why a better leisure life and youth culture matter for drug prevention
  • Maik Dünnbier, Political Officer, Active, Germany
  • Kristina Sperkova, Secretary General, Active, Slovakia
  • Linda Engström, Chair, Youth Sobriety Alliance, Sweden
Moderator: Gabriel Romanus
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee and Tea
11:00 - 12:30 Grand Finale
  • Salómon Chertorivski Woldenberg, Secretary of Health, Mexico
  • Julio Everardo Sotelo, MD, President of Centros de Integración Juvenil, Mexico
  • Yvonne Thunell, Chairman, the Mentor Foundation, Sweden
  • Erika Karel Boyanovich Gargurevich, Psychologist, CEDRO, Peru
  • Robert L. DuPont, MD, President, Institute of Behaviour and Health, USA
Moderator: Linda Nilsson

* To be confirmed