New Psychoactive Substances (legal highs, research chemicals,…) have become a global phenomenon affecting all regions in the world. This relatively new phenomenon and the rapidly changing drug market associated, could however pose serious health and social risks.
The NPS-care project, a Belgian research initiative titled "Understanding New Psychoactive Substance (NPS) use in Belgium from a health perspective" aims to get thorough insights on this rising trend and gathers the much needed scientific data that are currently still scarce in Belgium.
At this seminar you will expand your knowledge getting first-hand info from the research network hosting the event along with a selected panel of international proven authorities on NPS.
You will get an introduction to the NPS-care project as well as a presentation of the EMCDDA’s new report on (problematic) use of NPS in Europe. Furthermore we will share our latest findings on scientific testing of NPS in Belgium. Dr. Fernando Caudevilla, aka Dr. X, will share his story on deep web Harm Reduction.
You will also get the unique opportunity to witness a live demonstration of browsing the ‘Tripsit’ website by one of the founders of this volunteer-based information treasury on Substance Use and Harm Reduction.
In the afternoon, you can join one of three parallel workshops, focusing on
*Programme details below*
On the one hand the seminar presents the opportunity to network and exchange information on the topic of NPS and present the latest insights from authorities on the subject.
On the other hand, we are looking to gather Belgian professionals in view of the NPS-care research project.
The seminar is open to all professionals dealing with or interested in the use of NPS in Belgium (caregivers, prevention workers, policy makers, emergency services, medical staff, youth services, justice personnel, etc..) .
Are you a professional working in drug-related services in Belgium and do you encounter the use of new substances users? Do you feel like sharing your expertise and thoughts with us? Do you have specific questions, comments or valuable input?
We are keen to learn what your experience is in NPS-related interventions!
The staff of the NPS-care research project considers the seminar as an opportunity to recruit
Belgian professionals who are interested to participate in a future Work Package (WP) of the project.
The goal of this WP is to get an insight in the needs of professionals, when it comes to continuing, developing or implementing NPS-related prevention, care or Harm Reduction initiatives.
Plenary Sessions - part 1
Plenary Sessions - part 2
|12.45||Network lunch break|
|13.45||Parallel Sessions 1, 2 & 3 (select your choice)
Each parallel session will be hosted by a moderator.
1. Prevention & treatment approaches on NPS-use
2. Harm Reduction on NPS use in nightlife
3. NPS-use in lowthreshold settings
Please note that this event is English spoken. On-site interpreting service English - Dutch or English - French available.
Should you want to obtain an invoice, instead of paying by bank transfer, you can order it via the link mentioned on your e-ticket in your mailbox.
22 september 2017
Place Victor Horta Plein 40-10
This seminar is a joint initiative of Hogeschool Gent (University College Ghent ), belspo (Belgian Federal Science Policy Office) & ISP / WIV
Publicatiedatum: 15 juni 2017