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1st Regional Multi Disciplinary, Multisectoral Conference on Drug Demand Reduction and Supply Suppression

THEME: BUILDING  SYNERGY FOR ENHANCED DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT :A MULTI DISCIPLINARY ,MULTISECTORAL APPROACH
DATE:  8TH -10TH NOV 2017

VENUE: KENYATTA UNIVERSITY

Preamble:

Psychoactive drugs continue to have significant health, social and economic consequences on individuals, families and communities. Due to this reality, the  fight against drug abuse continues  in earnest at the global , regional and national level. There is increasing evidence to suggest that for  problems of drug abuse  to be  effectively addressed, there is need for  different stakeholders to participate in a synergetic way as well as   apply evidence- based practices  in prevention and treatment of drug/substance related disorders. Currently the fight against drug abuse seems  relegated to a few disciplines mainly,   health and allied disciplines, as well as to a  few sectors such as health and national drug agencies. There is need for a paradigm shift in order to bring on board more disciplines and sectors of the economy to build synergy towards enhanced  prevention and treatment of Substance use disorders(SUDs) .In view of this Kenyatta University in line with its philosophy of responsiveness to societal needs,  together with key stakeholders,  have organized the first regional  multidisciplinary, multisectoral  conference on drug demand reduction and supply suppression to be held at Kenyatta University, Kenya.

Objectives

1. To bring together different sectors and  disciplines to step up efforts on prevention and  treatment of    

    Substance Use Disorders (SUDs)   (or to enhance drug demand reduction and supply suppression)

2.To disseminate latest cutting edge knowledge on  evidenced based practices in  prevention and 

    treatment of  SUDs)  
3. To promote a   paradigm shift towards community  based recovery  oriented systems / recovery 

   oriented  systems of care (ROSC)

Subthemes

  1. Role of educational and vocational institutions in drug abuse prevention and treatment
  2. Evidence based practices in prevention and treatment of Substance Use Disorders (SUDs)
  3. Role of treatment centers and emerging treatment options/considerations  for SUDs
  4. Role of health care providers (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, counselors ,psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and allied professions) in SUDs prevention and treatment
  5. Multi-sectoral approach to issues of SUDs prevention and treatment (different government ministries, employment agencies, social services, healthcare, education ,law enforcement, transport sector, industry,  media, civil society, International Organizations, NGOs, CBOs and FBOs etc)
  6. Role of criminal  and  juvenile justice systems in SUDs prevention and treatment(Police, Judiciary. Prisons, Probation, Children department ,etc )
  7. Addressing populations with special clinical needs (children, persons who inject drugs(PWID), persons with disability, elderly, women, etc) in SUDs prevention and treatment
  8. Managing co-occurring disorders in SUDs treatment
  9. Community based recovery systems /recovery oriented systems of care(ROSC)
  10. Policy, legislation, advocacy and networking in SUDs prevention and treatment
  11. Prevention programs for SUDs -(family, school, community, media, workplace, etc)
  12. Multidisciplinary approach in SUDs prevention and treatment
  13. Role of national &county governments and Regional blocks  in prevention and treatment of SUDs

The conference committee invites participation and submission of  abstracts based on research and scholarly work, program/case experiences, posters and exhibits .

Submission  Dates

 

DEADLINE

Abstracts

Thursday 31st August 2017

Notification of abstract acceptance

Thursday 7th September

Full papers

Saturday  30th  September 2017

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Title: Authorship: Abstracts  must be original and must not have been previously published or appeared for presentation elsewhere. The abstract  should contain name/s of the author/s, their  institutional affiliation, current email address and telephone. Corresponding author should be specified. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words and should be written in English, using  MS- word, New times Roman, font size 12 ,single line spacing. The abstract  title should be concise, relevant and informative . Abstract for research papers should  contain background, problem, objectives  methods, findings ,discussion, conclusions. Abstracts for program/case experiences should contain; background, problem, objectives, interventions, achievements, challenges and how overcome ,lessons learnt . Submit the abstract  to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Notification of abstract acceptance will be done within a week after submission deadline. Click this link to register online

Registration Deadlines

Category

Deadline

Early Bird          (to Receive 10% Discount)

Up to Friday 8th September 2017

Regular Registration

Up to Monday 9th October 2017

Late Registration        (pay additional 10%)

Up to Wednesday 8th November 2017

Registration Fees

CATEGORY

EARLY BIRD

REGULAR REGISTRATION

LATE REGISTARTION

East African

KSH 7,200

KSH 8,000

KSH 8,800

International

USD135

USD 150

USD 165

Undergraduate Student

(With ID)

KSH 3,600

KSH 4000

KSH 4400

Exhibitions

To cover 3x3 meters space, one table and two chairs for 3 days (excludes meals )

Local exhibitors: KSH 20,000

International Exhibitors: USD 400

Payment Details

Registration and exhibition fees are payable to the following account:

KENYA SHILLING ACCOUNT

BANK NAME:         NATIONAL BANK OF KENYA

BRANCH:                                KENYATTA UNIVERSITY BRANCH

A/C NO:                   01003059002400

A/C NAME:             KENYATTA UNIVERSITY PAYMENTS ACCOUNT

BRANCH CODE:     12044

US DOLLAR ACCOUNT

BANKE NAME:      NATIONAL BANK OF KENYA

BRANCH:                                KENYATTA UNIVERSITY BRANCH

A/C NO:                   02020059150800

A/C NAME:             KENYATTA UNIVERSITY DOLLAR ACCOUNT

BRANCH CODE:     12044

SWIFT CODE:         NBKEKENXXXX

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 09:22