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Czech Republic to Host Historic First Global Conference on Methamphetamine
Date:7/10/2008

Experts From the Fields of Science, Public Health, Criminal Justice, Government, and Civil Society, will Come Together to Discuss the Global Use

of Methamphetamine.

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Czech Republic is hosting the First Global Conference on Methamphetamine (http://www.globalmethconference.com): Science, Strategy and Response, this September 15 - 16, 2008, at Prague's City Hall. Delegates from sixteen nations will have access to over fifty panel, breakout, and plenary sessions.

According to the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) amphetamine type stimulants are the most widely used illicit drug in the world except for cannabis, with more individuals now using stimulants than opiates and cocaine combined. Yet the development of appropriate and effective responses to stimulants lags. In most cases, treatment and prevention are inappropriately modeled on opiate and alcohol treatment, ignoring both the physical properties of the drug itself, and the fact that effective responses must be tailored to the unique needs of regions, cultures, and individual users. A lack of infrastructure, of funding, and of experts trained specifically in methamphetamine response compounds the problem.

As nations struggle to develop appropriate responses to methamphetamine, it is crucial that the most current scientific research, information, and best practices be available to those seeking to implement solutions. The primary goal of the First Global Conference on Methamphetamine is to provide a context for this important work to take place.

The opening plenary session will feature Czech Minister of Interior, Ivan Langer, and keynote speaker Dr. Louisa Degenhardt, University of NSW, Sydney. Featured speakers include Jeremy Douglas (UNODC), Ethan Nadelmann (Drug Policy Alliance), Evgeny Krupitsky (St. Petersburg State Pavlov Medical University), Lin Lu, (China National Institute on Drug Dependence), Andreas Pluddemann (South African Medical Research Council), Apinun Aramrattana (Chiang Mai University), and Danica Klempova (European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction).

Pavel Bem, Lord Mayor of Prague, will host an Opening Gala Evening at the Lord Mayor Residence on September 15th from 19:30 - 22:00.

Conference sponsors include The Czech Republic, City of Prague, Centre for Addictology at Charles University, Network Environmental Systems, Podane Ruce, Cranstoun Drug, and The Thorne Group.

MEDIA: Major sessions of the conference are open to reporters. Site visits, photo opportunities and interviews can be arranged. For journalists not traveling to Prague, interviews and briefings with key spokespeople and presenters can be arranged.

For complete conference information, visit http://www.globalmethconference.com

Contact: Luciano Colonna Chair, Executive Program Committee, +00 (1) 801 635 7736 (USA); luciano.colonna@globalmeth.com


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