ESSD 2020 Programme

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Day 1 - Thursday, 24 September 2020

10:00  ‑  10:30 CEST

Opening of the conference and general information

Vice-Rector Ronald Maier (University of Vienna)

President ESSD Dirk J. Korf (University of Amsterdam) 

Conference Organisers ESSD 2020 Meropi Tzanetakis (University of Vienna) & Alfred Uhl (GÖG, SFU)
10:30 ‑ 11:15 CEST

Session 1: New trends in drug use

Chair: Bernd Werse (Goethe University Frankfurt)

  Nitrous oxide use among young people – intoxication, risks and policy developments
Vibeke A. Frank, Aarhus University, Sarah MacLean, La Trobe University & Maria D. Herold, Aarhus University
  A public health approach to New Psychoactive Substances (NPS); European epidemiological overview in the general and school populations Julian Vicente, João Matias, Federica Mathis, EMCDDA, Begoña Brime, Noelia Llorens, PND & Sabrina Molinaro, CNR-IFC
  Gendered perspectives on academic achievement and performance-enhancing substance use among Danish college students in the ‘performance society’ Jeanett Bjønness, Aarhus University
11:15 ‑ 11:45 CEST Informal online networking
11:45 ‑ 12:30 CEST

Session 2: Drug use related implications of COVID-19

Chair: Vibeke A. Frank (Aarhus University)
  Changes of drug use in the general population due to COVID-19 Martin Busch, Charlotte Klein, Tanja Schwarz & Julian Strizek, Austrian Public Health Institute
  Alcohol consumption and false rumors circulation during the COVID-19 pandemic Virginia Martínez-Fernández, Miguel Hernández University
  Substance consumption styles during the Covid-19 lockdown: self-control or self-regulation? Raimondo Maria Pavarin, University of Bologna, Local Health Unit of Bologna
12:30 ‑ 13:30 CEST Lunch break
13:30 ‑ 14:15 CEST

Session 3: Methods and ethics

Chair: Tom Decorte (Ghent University)
  Why we cannot remain flies on the wall: Ethnographic fieldwork in the largest open drug scene in Israel Hagit Bonny-Noach, Ariel University & Sharon Toys, Ashkelon Academic College

Doing ethnographic drugs research: Ethical and moral dilemmas

Presentation Slides

Lisa Williams & Jessica Williamson, University of Manchester

Civil Society Monitoring of Harm Reduction in Europe

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Rafaela Rigoni, Correlation European Harm Reduction Network, Tuukka Tamm, Finnish Institute of Health & Eberhard Schatz, Correlation European Harm Reduction Network
14:15 ‑ 14:45 CEST Informal online networking
14:45 ‑ 15:30 CEST

Session 4: Cannabis: Innovative approaches

Chair: Angus Bancroft (University of Edinburgh)

The spectre of continued ambiguity: Tensions within cannabis policy change in Ireland

Presentation Slides

Chris Ó Rálaigh, Technological University Dublin & Sarah Morton, University College Dublin

Cannabis users and stigma: A comparison of users from European countries with different cannabis policies

Kostas Skliamis, University of Amsterdam, Annemieke Benschop, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences & Dirk J. Korf, University of Amsterdam

Cannabis use and coronavirus – results of a short online survey in Germany

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Bernd Werse & Gerrit Kamphausen, Goethe University Frankfurt
15:30 ‑ 16:00 CEST Informal online networking
16:00 ‑ 16:45 CEST

Session 5: Drug market dynamics in relation to COVID-19

Chair: Aileen O'Gorman (University of the West of Scotland)

Buying drugs in the UK under lockdown: Results of the Release COVID-19 Drug Market Survey

Presentation Slides

Judith Aldridge, University of Manchester & Niamh Eastwood, Release

Drug use patterns and the illegal drugs market in Latvia in relation to COVID-19 pandemic: Results of the European Web Survey on Drugs COVID-19

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Agnese Zīle-Veisberga, Ministry of the Interior of Latvia

Acquittance of addictive behaviours recovery-based programmes as social & health response for women in treatment all around Europe

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Antonio Molina Fernández, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Gisela Hansen, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, María L. Cuenca Montesino, Francisco Gil Rodríguez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Day 2 - Friday, 25 September 2020

10:00 10:45 CEST

Session 6: Digitisation of drug markets

Chair: Judith Aldridge (University of Manchester)

Waiting for the delivery man: Managing addiction, withdrawal and the pleasures of dope time

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Angus Bancroft, University of Edinburgh

Reducing harm and efficient markets? Surveillance capitalism and a new dialectic of self-exploitation  

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Meropi Tzanetakis & Stefan Marx, University of Vienna
  Non-medical use of central stimulants and the Corona-Crises – Time to change control policies Alfred Springer, Medical University of Vienna
10:45  11:15 CEST Informal online networking
11:15 ‑ 12:00 CEST

Session 7: Theoretical approaches towards drug use and policing

Chair: Agnese Zīle-Veisberga (Ministry of the Interior of Latvia)
  Debating decriminalization of drug use in the Nordic countries: A comparative analysis of stakeholders’ views in Finland and in Sweden Tuulia Lerkkanen & Jessica Storbjörk, Stockholm University
  The symbolic crusade of policing drugs: drug discourses and the self-legitimacy of drug detectives Steven Debbaut, Ghent University
  Identity construction of people with polydrug use Jenni Savonen, University of Helsinki
12:00 ‑ 13:00 CEST Lunch break
12:00 ‑ 13:00 CEST

Early Career Researcher Forum

Chair: Kristiāna Diāna Bebre (University of Latvia)
13:00 ‑ 13:45 CEST

Session 8: Drug services challenges due to COVID-19

Chair: Jessica Storbjörk (Stockholm University)

How COVID-19 affected PWUD and drug services in Austria at an early stage of containment measures

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Ilonka Horváth, Irene Schmutterer & Tanja Schwarz, Austrian Public Health Institute

‘Open’ Drug Scenes in Germany – Changes and challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Luise Klaus & Bernd Werse, Goethe University Frankfurt

Digital technologies and Health Literacy ‑ prevention training

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Susana Henriques, CIES-IUL ‑ Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology, University Institute of Lisbon, Universidade Aberta
13:45 ‑ 14:15 CEST Informal online networking
14:15 15:00 CEST

Session 9: Patterns of drug use and using careers

Chair: Susana Henriques (Universidade Aberta, CIES-IUL)

Risk and protective factors associated with different types of ATS use careers: results from the European ATTUNE study

Presentation Slides

Moritz Rosenkranz, Marcus-Sebastian Martens, Heike Zurhold, Peter Degkwitz & Uwe Verthein, University of Hamburg
  Beyond the high ‑ Mapping patterns of use and motives for use of cannabis as medicine in Denmark through an anonymous online survey Sinikka L. Kvamme, Michael M. Pedersen, Aarhus University, Sagi Alagem-Iversen, Consultant & Birgitte Thylstrup, Aarhus University
  ‘Never drop without your significant other, cause that way lies ruin’: The boundaries of couples’ MDMA use Katie Anderson, Middlesex University
15:00 ‑ 15:30 CEST Informal online networking
15:30 ‑ 16:15 CEST

Session 10: Drug policy: Critical reflections

Chair: Moritz Rosenkranz ( University of Hamburg )

Mapping NPS Policy in the EU: Legal frameworks, healthcare provision and outcomes

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Jessica Neicun, Maastricht University
  “From searching pockets to treatment”: An investigation of a drug diversion programme in a Danish police precinct Tobias Kammersgaard, Esben Houborg, Thomas Friis Søgaard & Sidsel Schrøder, Aarhus University

The management of cannabis engagement among residents of Riga, Latvia

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Kristiāna Diāna Bebre, University of Latvia
16:15 ‑ 16:35 CEST Closing session

Early Career Researcher Forum

The Early Career Researcher Forum is a side-event dedicated to early-career researchers to meet fellow early-career researchers from across Europe and beyond. It will take place on Friday, 25 September, during the lunch break from 12:00 – 13:00 CEST. The forum is open to anyone who considers themselves an early career researcher from any field related to social drug research, wanting to share research ideas and experiences.