Call for Submissions to National Drug Conference 2010

At the Irish Needle Exchange Forum (INEF) conference in November 2009, members from throughout the spectrum of drug services in Ireland were in attendance (e.g. Abstinence Based and Harm Reduction services). Feedback from the conference delegates was good and it was clear that the conference benefited from the range of disciplines within the delegate group.

Drug services can and must work together to ensure that people, experiencing problems relating to substance misuse can access the supports they need as efficiently as possible

Building on this experience, and under the guidance of the INEF Advisory Group (made up of members of the Voluntary and Statutory sectors), the INEF has come together with the Irish Association of Alcohol and Addiction Counsellor's (IAAAC), Ana Liffey Drug Project and Coolmine Therapeutic Community to hold an National Drugs Conference on 4th and 5th November 2010 at the Radission Blu Royal Hotel Dublin 8.

This conference will include national and international speakers from across the spectrum of service provision and policy arena available within the response to the drugs issue i.e. this is not a Harm Reduction Conference or an Abstinence Based Conference; this is an all inclusive Drugs Conference.

Drug services can and must work together to ensure that people, experiencing problems relating to substance misuse can access the supports they need as efficiently as possible; and future drug policy must reflect this. As such, the theme of this year’s conference is ‘A Continuum of Care within Drug Services’. In this regard, we want the conference speakers to inspire delegates and introduce them to new ideas and ways of thinking or working.

Submit Your Abstract

Guidelines on submitting your abstract are available here. Once you have written and checked your abstract, you can email your abstract to conference2010@inef.ie.

The deadline for abstract submissions is Wednesday 30th June, but we strongly urge you to submit your work well before this deadline and not to leave it until the last