Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

We are seeking proposals from a diverse group of professionals that focus on harm reduction as it relates to overdose and opioid addiction. Highlighted topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Delivery and access to harm reduction interventions
  • Specific harm reduction strategies including:
    • overdose prevention/Naloxone
    • syringe service programs
    • safe consumption sites
    • housing first/recovery housing
    • law enforcement diversion programs
    • medication assisted treatment (MAT), including treating pregnant woman and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) 
    • prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, and other diseases
    • gender responsive strategies
  • Recognizing and reducing health, social, and systemic inequalities
  • Engaging people who use drugs in planning and service delivery
  • Peer recovery support 
  • Legal and policy work
  • Reducing drug-related stigma
  • Innovative community responses that include harm reduction
  • Supporting children and families affected by the opioid epidemic
  • Data and surveillance 

Though not the primary focus of the conference, harm reduction strategies targeting other diseases, risk factors, and/or populations such as tobacco, sex workers, and alcohol are invited to submit proposals too.

Presentation Format Options

Poster: presented in the form of a bulletin display and using content, charts, graphs, illustrations, and/or photographs. The presenter will have the chance to interact on a one-to one basis with conference participants for one day.

Concurrent Sessions (Lecture/Discussion): may include a lecture, demonstration, and/or panel participant discussion about topics relevant to harm reduction.

Submit an Abstract

Disclosure Form

All abstract submissions MUST include a signed disclosure form for each presenter.

Disclosure Form