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Paris 2018

“FORWARD... Connecting practice with theory in the treatment of addiction; working towards our global goals in Behavioural, Mental and Emotional Health Care.”

This is the continuum theme for iCAAD 2017/18 EUROPEAN POP UPS following on from...

‘UNITY: the next generation of solving problems collaboratively 2016/2017’.

This conference was a platform where speakers, associate partners and professional delegates networked and shared knowledge around treatment models, resources and progress in treating addiction and complex behavioural disorders, their prevention and integration into global mental health care.

Thank you for joining us and collaborating and sharing with us for best practice at national and international level.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS CONFERENCE WERE:

  • Abstinence and Harm-reduction
  • Residential treatment: goals and expectations
  • Evolution of training: Group therapy at its core
  • Expert-patients on the continuum of care
  • Care, prevention and society: the next 5 years, ways and means for which challenges?

This conference offered 5 CPD Units and should be attended by:

  • Medical Professionals
  • Clinical Executives
  • Therapeutic Practitioners
  • Workplace Executives
  • Policy and Municipal Stakeholders
  • Treatment Payers
  • Treatment Providers

13 March 2018

09:00
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09:30

Registration

09:30
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10:00

Welcome

10:00
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10:45

Abstinence vs. Harm-reduction: Deconstructing a False Debate

Historically, the harm-reduction movement was created as an alternative to a philosophy of care based on weaning and abstinence as the only solution. Conversely, some addiction specialists now only offer a lifelong DRT prescription. Both options ignore the overriding notion of responsibility of the people concerned. How can we overcome these two polarities and put individuals at the centre of the decisions concerning their wellbeing?

Fabrice Olivet
Directeur, ASUD (Auto Support des Usagers de Drogues)

Jean Maxence Granier
Directeur Fondateur, Think Out

10:45
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11:00

Coffee Break

11:00
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11:45

Factors affecting Residential Addiction Treatment Programmes

This presentation will explore specific needs and characteristics that could help towards the development of a recovery plan, based on extensive clinical experience with patients. What is the implication of their implementation when developing effective addiction care?

Lisa Schoorl
Psychologue Clinicienne, Promis

Philippe Cavaroz
Clinical Psychologist

11:45
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12:00

Coffee Break

12:00
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12:45

New perspectives of training on addiction: specific approaches to a specific pathology. The Development of Vocational Training – Addiction Counselling

Counselling such as it is now practiced, is informed by 25 years of experience and needs to be formalised. With group therapy at the heart of this approach, it has sparked interest in the medical-social services, now keen to grasp the knowledge which it conveys. With the AURORE Association seeking to establish a diploma in counselling course, this presentation will explore the developments of this training project, and highlight the specific and relevant aspects of the approach in question

Rani Duprat
Counsellor en Addictologie, Therapeutic Community of Aubervilliers, and the APTE Addiction Treatment Centre

Susie Longbottom
Chef de service, Communauté Thérapeutique d’Aubervilliers, Association Aurore

12:45
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14:00

Lunch

14:00
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15:15

Patient-Experts in Addiction: From the Position of Being a Witness, to a Teacher-Trainer.

Some addiction professionals have taken into account their limitations as to their understanding of the addict’s experience. This has led them to offer former patients a training qualification programme based on the Montréal Model. This presentation will aim to decipher the role of expert-patient, covering their involvement within in and out-patient care teams, also showcasing challenges and successes experienced over recent teaching interventions for medical students and general practitioners.

Micheline Claudon
Psychologue Clinicienne, Addictologue, Formatrice en addictologie, Hôpital Bichat

15:15
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15:45

Coffee Break

15:45
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16:30

Alcohol, Nicotine, Drugs, E-Gaming. A National Plan Under Review

French Governmental Policy against drugs and addictive behaviours is built around the continuum of prevention – care – risk reduction – law enforcement against trafficking. The next Government plan for 2018-2022 should be finalised by March 2018. This plan stems from a global social project for the whole French society; it prioritises youth, women and vulnerable population, alongside international cooperation and law enforcement against trafficking.

Dr Ruth Gozlan
Chargée de mission sante, Mission Interministérielle de Lutte contre les Drogues et les Conduites Addictives (MILDECA)

16:30
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17:00

Coffee Break

17:30
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18:30

The Great Debate: "Care, Prevention and the Protection of Citizens: The Tricky Triangular Battle Against Addiction"

Addictive disorders are a growing crisis, striking at the very heart of the individual, the family and contemporary society. How can we develop new ways of thinking out our responses in the face of a core problem that is complex, hard to endure, stigmatised and eminently difficult to deal with and treat, while keeping humanity at the core? To discuss these issues and further explore the options proposed by all five conferences of the day, iCAAD is holding a Great Debate comprising of French and International experts.

Christophe Sauerwein
Academic Director, Psychotherapist, iCAAD Events

Jac Charlier
National Director for Justice Initiatives, Centre for Health and Justice at TASC

Prof Michel Reynaud
Professeur des Universités, Président du Fonds, Fondateur, Actions Addictions, Village Addict’Aide

Mike Trace
Chief Executive, Forward Trust

Dr Ruth Gozlan
Chargée de mission sante, Mission Interministérielle de Lutte contre les Drogues et les Conduites Addictives (MILDECA)

18:30
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18:45

Closing

Global 2017/2018 Partners