THE ROAD AHEAD HIT HOT TOPICS CONFERENCE 2018 LUTYENS CRYPT, LIVERPOOL 9 NOVEMBER
Without our conference sponsors HIT Hot Topics wouldn’t be possible; their support helps us to fund the venue, speakers and refreshments, plus many aspects of running an event that most people never even think about. Please take some time to look through their websites and come and chat with them on the day.
HRI is a leading non-governmental organisation working to reduce the negative health, social and human rights impacts of drug use and drug policy by promoting evidence-based public health policies and practices, and human rights based approaches to drugs.
Exchange Supplies is a unique social enterprise set up to improve the harm reduction response to drug use by developing products, publications, and films for injectors, drug services, and needle exchanges.
Frontier Medical Group is a market leading group engaged in the manufacture and supply of Pressure Area Care, Infection Control and Harm Reduction products to healthcare providers in the UK and internationally.
Release is the national centre of expertise on drugs and drug laws, providing free non-judgmental, specialist advice and information to the public and professionals. The organisation also campaigns for changes to the UK’s drug laws to bring about a fairer, more compassionate and evidence-based framework to address drug use in our society.
The Public Health Institute (PHI) specialises in applied research and educational programmes addressing health issues at all levels from policy development to service delivery. PHI is committed to a multidisciplinary approach to public health and works in partnership with health services, local authorities, judicial bodies, environmental services and community groups.
As the UK’s leading manufacturer of sharps containers and safety solutions to the NHS, DANIELS® knows a thing or two about meeting the needs of healthcare professionals. DANIELS® bring many years of experience of working with needle exchange schemes and are passionate about harm reduction and meeting the needs of service users.
Orion Medical Supplies Ltd are specialist suppliers of injecting equipment, associated paraphernalia and bespoke kits to the Harm Reduction Market.
We work with Public Health, Commissioners and Charitable bodies providing a complete solution covering needle syringe provision. This includes provision of loose paraphernalia such as needles, syringes and pharmaceutical grade acidifiers and bespoke kits for pharmacy schemes. We also provide a fully managed needle exchange waste collection service.
Support. Don’t Punish is a global advocacy campaign calling for better drug policies that prioritise public health and human rights. The campaign aims to promote drug policy reform, and to change laws and policies which impede access to harm reduction interventions.
Knowledge Action Change is committed to the development and promotion of evidence-based policies and interventions in the field of substance use and related areas of public health and public policy. They offer a wide range of integrated services which help facilitate change, from initial assessment, though to implementation, advocacy, communication, assessment and evaluation.
Many of us came to harm reduction out of necessity, idealism, or both. We don’t kid ourselves that the real work of harm reduction is performed through the daily struggle of individuals and communities. At the same time, we believe that exploring the philosophical foundations of harm reduction can benefit the movement and the lives of people. The Philosophy of Harm Reduction is an oppotunity to discuss, describe, and imagine this philosophy.
The idea is a simple one, harmreduction.tips plans to have one harm reduction tip or related quote each weekday for people to use to support their work or just have a bit of inspiration from someone in history.