20 – 21 September 2019
Join to learn what can be done to minimise the harms caused by both drug use and current drug policies.
Time for change
For the 2nd Nordic Reform Conference, The Association for Safer Drug Policies has once again invited some of the world's leading voices in drug policy reform to share their harm prevention strategies with the Nordic drug policy community.

Join us in Oslo 20 – 21 of September 2019 at DOGA to participate, learn and get to know what can be done to minimise the harms caused by both drug use and current drug policies.
Nordic Reform Conference 2017
A summary of the Nordic Reform Conference that took place in Oslo 23rd to 24th of November 2017.
20 – 21 September 2019
20 – 21 September 2019
Program 2019
The detailed program will be released closer to the date of the event.
Friday 20. September
Saturday 21. September
Day Program:

  • 'What is happening in Norway?'
    Carl-Erik Grimstad, Parliamentary politician from the Liberal party in Norway
  • 'Evidence-based prevention strategies'
    Wadih Maalouf, Programme Manager United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime
  • 'What should be the aim of Nordic drug policies?'
    Ole Martin Moen, Philosopher, University of Oslo
  • 'Future policies: Should drugs be regulated like gambling?'
    Dagfinn Hessen Paust, Chief Scientific Officer, Association for Safer Drug Policies
  • 'Norway's drug policy reform'
    Bent Høie, Norwegian Minister of Health
  • 'Treatment of alcohol use disorders: new options for better outcomes'
    Wim van den Brink, Professor of Psychiatry and Addiction, University of Amsterdam
  • 'Regulatory models for reducing harm from stimulants'
    Steve Rolles, Senior Policy Analyst Transform
13:00- 15:00
Parallel Session:
  • 'Harm reduction or rehabilitation? Or why not both?'
    Riikka Perälä, Post-Doc at University of Helsinki
  • 'Regulated cannabis markets: What are the results so far?'
    Ole Røgeberg, Senior Research Fellow at The Frisch Centre
  • 'Norwegian substitution treatment 3.0
    Martin Blindheim, served as senior advisor at the National Directorate of Health until this summer. He was responsible for the first National Clinical Guideline on Substitution Therapy (published 2010) and for the The National Overdose Strategy (ongoing)
Evening Program: "Party" drugs as novel pharmacological therapies

  • 'Balancing risk and therapeutic potential with illicit drugs'
    Andreas Wahl Blomkvist, M.D
  • 'Child Abuse, Trauma, Addictions and MDMA-assisted Psychotherapy?'
    Ben Sessa, Psychiatrist, writer and researcher
  • 'Ketamine: Treating depression and dependence'
    Lowan Stewart, M.D. and researcher
  • 'Chemsex: Sex and drugs and pleasure and safety'
    David Stuart, Manager of the chemsex support services at 56 Dean Street
Nordic Reform Conference Party
Strategic Workshops: How can the civil society and political youth parties work together across the Nordic countries to promote better drug policies?

  • 'The Theoretical Conceptions Behind Drug Policies'
    Ted Goldberg, Professor in Sociology at Uppsala Universitet
Early Birds tickets are now available
Single full conference pass
Full access both day
Early Bird:
499 NOK
Ordinary price: 1499 NOK
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Evening pass
Evening program and the Reform Party – 20. September
Early Bird:
299 NOK
Ordinary price: 499 NOK
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Strategy workshop pass
Drug policy reform workshop – Saturday 21. September
Early Bird:
149 NOK
Ordinary Price: 499 NOK
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Contact us
If you have any questions, you can contact us using the form below and we will reply back to you as soon as possible.
The Association for Safer
Drug Policies

Skippergata 14
0157 Oslo


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