Conference Programme.

19th – 20th September 2016

Day One

19th

Topic

Speakers

09.00 -10.00

Why are we here?

Session Facilitator – Leena Harake, General manager, WOCAD

Opening remarks and welcome - the hidden agenda

Dr Peter Vamos
Vice President, ICAA, Executive Director Portage, Canada

The need for a “Women in Addictions” event

Maj-Inger Klingvall.
President, WOCAD/Women's Organisations Committee on Alcohol and Drug Issues. Vice President UNICEF Sweden.

Swedish legislation and what it means for alcohol consumption.

Ann-Charlotte Hammar Johnsson.
Vice President, WOCAD/Women's Organisations Committee on Alcohol and Drug Issues, Member of Swedish Parliament

10.00 -11.00

Women and Social Issues

Session Facilitator – Christina Pettersson – WOCAD representative, ICAA Board

  • Socio-cultural influences on addictive behaviour
  • Poverty, social housing and homelessness

Dr Nancy Poole
Director BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health, Prevention Lead for the CanFASD Research Network. Vancouver, British Columbia

  • Gender-specific drug prevention - an investment for life

Leena Harake
General Manager, WOCAD/Women's Organisations Committee on Alcohol and Drug Issues. Stockholm, Sweden.

1.00-11.30

Refreshments

11.30-13.00

Drug prevention

Session Facilitator - Hubert Sacy C.M., C.Q. – Director General, Educ’Alcool, Quebec

Tobacco

  • The Global Epidemic of Women and Tobacco – The scale and what we know.

Margaretha Haglund
Tobacco Control Expert at Think Tank Tobaksfakta, Stockholm, Sweden, also an expert for WHO Europe. Former head of the tobacco control program at the Swedish National Institute of Public Health. Stockholm, Sweden

Prescription medicines

  • Drugs, pills and doping

Prof Fred Nyberg,
Senior Professor at the Division of Biological Research on Drug Dependence, Faculty of Pharmacy, Uppsala University. Sweden

Alcohol 

  • A gender perspective on alcohol consumption and alcohol’s harm to others

Håkan Leifman
Director, CAN. Stockholm, Sweden.

13.00-14.00

Lunch

14.00-15.30

Socio-cultural barriers to getting help

Session Facilitator – Peter Rorstad, Acting CEO, ICAA

  • Empowering women in South African cities

Kari Lossius
Clinic Director, Bergen Clinics, Norway

  • NOVAT-group as an empowering method for supporting women with addictions – examination of evaluation results

Helena Palojärvi
Director, Naistenkartano, Helsinki, Finland

15.30-16.00

Refreshments

16.00-17.00

Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Treatment

Session Facilitator – Dr Peter Vamos Vice President, ICAA, Executive Director Portage, Canada

  • Clearing the smoke on women and marijuana
  • Gender-sensitivity in alcohol and drug prevention and treatment in Belgium

Amy Porath-Waller
Director, Research & Policy at Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. Ontario Canada.

Julie Schamp
Wouter Vanderplasschen. Belgium.

17.00-17.30

Review of proceedings

Session Facilitator – Kathie Rodger - Director Portage Cassidy Lake

  • Key events
  • Key conclusions

18.00

Mingel –Social gathering – Swedish Parliament

Hosted by Lars-Axel Nordell,
Member of Swedish Parliament.

Non-alcoholic refreshments will be served by "Föreningen för
fruktdrycker".

Day Two

20th

Topic

Speakers

09.00-09.15

Summary of day one

09.15-10.30

Bella – empowering young women

Session Facilitator – Leena Harake, General Manager, WOCAD

  • Bella-Rubble and Roses 2, the interactive method material for girl groups.
  • BellaNet- the international perspective.

Britt Fredenman
Project leader,WOCAD/Women's Organisations
Committee on Alcohol and Drug Issues. Sweden.

10.30-11.00

Refreshments

11.00-12.00

Socio-cultural issues for women in specific populations

Session Facilitator – Britt Fredenman, Project leader,WOCAD

  • Saami women and alcohol - an overview in Sápmi

EllaCarin Blind
Culture Administrator at the Swedish Sámi National Association

  • Somali women in Sweden

Sofia Garad
Board member, SWIS/ Somali women in Sweden

12.00-13.00

Families 

Session Facilitator – Christina Pettersson – WOCAD representative, ICAA Board

  • Empowering mothers with small children

Genevieve Minville
Director, Mother and Child Programme, Portage, Canada

Pregnant addicts 

  • Experiences of a specialist healthcare service for children of drug addicted women

Dr IhsanSarman
Physician at Sachsska Children and Adolescents Hospital, and Head of the neonatal pedriatric care center, Rosenlund child health team, in Stockholm

13.00-14.00

Lunch

14.00-15.30

Policy

  • Gender discrimination challenges in policy making

Dr Lorraine Greaves
Principal, Galvanizing Equity Group Inc, International Network of Women Against Tobacco, BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Dr Nancy Poole
Director BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health, Prevention Lead for the Can FASD Research Network. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

15.30-16.00

Refreshments

16.00-17.00

Summary, resolution and closing comments

Day Three

Participants are invited to visit Rosenlund Child Health Care Team. The service delivers specialized paediatric care to children in families with dependency. Dr. Ihsan Sarman, Physician at Sachsska Children and Adolescents Hospital, and Head of the neonatal paediatric care centre, Rosenlund child health team, will host the visit.

Participants are invited to visit WOCAD/Women's Organisations Committee on Alcohol and Drug Issues. WOCAD is the Swedish women's organisations’ collaborating body for issues concerning alcohol, narcotics and addictive drugs. WOCAD's main work is preventive. Their target groups are girls and women of all ages. WOCAD is a politically independent and non-denominational organisation with 37 member organisations. WOCAD embraces a total of 325,000 women. General Manager Leena Haraké and Project leader Britt Fredenman vill host the visit.