Reports of conferences

Our staff regularly visit work-related conferences and (partner)meetings in the Netherlands and abroad. Read our reports of a number of interesting conferences.


Conference on Law Enforcement & Public Health - Netherlands

Mainline attended the Third International Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health that was held 2-5 October in Amsterdam (The Netherlands). The team alternated days.

We were also present at the International Consultation on Policing, Public Health and Vulnerable Populations that preceded the conference on 1 October. Read some reaction from the team

AIDS conference - South Africa

Mainline’s international programme manager Machteld (Mac) Busz attended the International AIDS Conference 2016 that was held in July in Durban, South Africa.

Check out these video with some of the general highlights from the conference. Lees meer


Future proofing harm reduction in Montreal

At the 25th International Harm Reduction Conference, Mainline organised a packed side event called ‘Future Proofing Harm Reduction’, together with AFEW, AidsFonds, INPUD and others. The rationale behind the side event was the need we see to promote harm reduction as a broad approach- not just as a set of HIV-related interventions. Read the article.


Harm Reduction Conference - Malaysia

In October 2015 Mainline attended the International Harm Reduction Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was an inspiring visit with ample room for discussions and good opportunities to educate ourselves on the latest developments in the field. Read a short report.

The Mainline team seized a unique opportunity and interviewed leading professor in neuro-psychology Carl Hart. Read the full interview in our English Mainline magazine.

Partnermeeting - Georgia

In September 2015 Mainline, AFEW, and INPUD hosted in Tbilisi (Georgia) the 2nd Partner Meeting of non-governmental organisations that implement the People who Use Drugs (PUD) project within the Bridging the Gaps: Health and Rights for the Key Populations programme. Read the report

During the partner meeting, harm reduction organisations from ten countries formulated also a shared vision on harm reduction.

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