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

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS, POSTERS AND EXHIBITS

THEME:
Building Synergy for Enhanced Drug abuse prevention and treatment :
A Multi Disciplinary ,Multisectoral Approach


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 Sunday 24th September 2017
Notification of abstract acceptance Sunday 1st October
Full papers Sunday 15th October 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.

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
(NB. 1. Ensure bank teller includes the official names of the participant on deposit slip
2. Email the scanned copy of the deposit slip/EFT transfer evidence to the secretariat email below )


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