XIII ECPD INTERNATIONAL SPECIALIST SCHOOL LATEST ACHIEVEMENTS IN PREVENTION, THERAPY AND REHABILITATION OF ADDICTIVE DISEASES with the main topic IMPERATIVE OF REVITALIZATION OF SOCIAL-PSYCHIATRIC PROGRAMS - Pula, 3 – 4 June 2022

 

 

The European Center for Peace and Development University for Peace established by the United Nations (ECPD), Belgrade in the framework of the ECPD International Program of Transfer of Knowledge System, in cooperation with the Istituto Superiore di Sanità of Italy, National School of Public Health of Greece, South-Eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN), Croatian Medical Association - Society for Alcoholism and Other Addictions, National Institute of Public Health of Slovenia, Office for Combating Drugs of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and International Center for Integrative Medicine, organizes

 

XIII ECPD INTERNATIONAL SPECIALIST SCHOOL

LATEST ACHIEVEMENTS IN PREVENTION, THERAPY
AND REHABILITATION OF ADDICTIVE DISEASES
with the main topic

IMPERATIVE OF REVITALIZATION
OF SOCIAL-PSYCHIATRIC PROGRAMS

(Pula, 3 – 4 June 2022)

 

The European Center for Peace and Development UN University for Peace organizes this School with the aim to direct the focus to all modalities and aspects of addiction, as well as to bring together experts from various fields - physicians, psychologists, social workers, special pedagogues, lawyers, criminologists and other professionals, who will enable a more extensive exchange of experience as well as provide the latest knowledge, practical and scientific achievements in the area of prevention, treatment and integral rehabilitation of addictive diseases.

President of the School Council is Prof. Dr. Slavica Đukić Dejanović, Professor at the ECPD UN University for Peace. Director of the School is Prof. Dr. Zoran Zoričić, Director of the Clinic of Alcoholism and Other Addictions CBC “Sisters of Mercy” Zagreb, President of the Croatian Society for Alcoholism and Other Addictions of the CPA and President of the Croatian Association of Clubs of Treated Alcoholics, and Co-director is Prof. Dr. Petar Nastasić, Professor of the ECPD UN University for Peace.

Contemporary addictions in the era of postmodernism still have epidemiological rates, and the massive stress and trauma expressed through the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought new challenges, both to society as a whole and to the psychiatric and addiction professions. Humanity will undoubtedly change significantly after the COVID-19 pandemic. Consideration of these changes will take a long time and the question is what changes, challenges and solutions we will face in the treatment of addictions and disorders caused by the use of psychoactive substances. How, above all, to fight the backwardness and setbacks in the treatment of addictions during the still ongoing pandemic, with the obvious global impoverishment of almost all resources.

In the 1960s and 1970s, a comprehensive social-psychiatric model was developed in the region of the former Yugoslavia, which achieved multidisciplinary treatment of psychiatric problems. In the field of alcoholism, these changes reached the level of a revolution, because they brought the replacement of the medical model with a social psychiatric one. In the eighties, this model was enriched with system components, so that a model was obtained that followed, and often took the lead in relation to Europe and the world.

State anomie, economic transition, global economic crisis, changing priorities of health and social services, dominance of medicalization at the expense of socio-psychotherapeutic programs, have created an unfavorable social context, in which there has been regression and in some cases disintegration of socio-psychiatric framework im therapeutic institutions.

After the end of the era or the century of the brain and after the expectations from pharmacy are not met, the imperative of revitalizing the model of social psychiatry is set again, which alone can qualitatively and quantitatively contribute to the rehabilitation of social and psychological problems. It is time in therapeutic institutions to move from the status quo that offers form - usually without content, to a truly holistic, multidisciplinary functioning of psychiatry and addictology. In the period of these attempts, the COVID-19 pandemic era arrives, which largely stops the processes of revitalization, and even extinguishes the achieved results.

Citizens affected by addiction are considered high-risk populations for both COVID-19 infection and mortality. According to the literature and based on our experience, there are new approaches in therapy offered to people with addiction during the COVID-19 pandemic, but many of them have been implemented incompletely and need to be assessed while adapting to the next phases/waves of the pandemic.

New efforts and programs to care for people suffering from addictions in the post-COVID era must bear in mind that this is a group of people who are very vulnerable from an economic, social and health point of view.

This step of revitalization requires sensitization of everyone in the field of psychiatry and society, as well as education of young psychiatrists and professionals from helping professions, in order to better redefine the framework of treatment, rehabilitation and prevention in crisis conditions, as well as adopting treatment for comorbid disorders.

 

Program

Program of the School includes the following main topics:

(I) MASS TRAUMATISM (COVID-19 PANDEMIC) AND ADDICTION DISEASES

Ÿ     Imbalances of the ecosystem approach to addictions in times of COVID crisis

Ÿ     Modern psycho-pharmacological therapy of addiction during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ÿ     Substitution therapy - the role of Buprenorphine in the socialization of heroin addicts

Ÿ     Alcoholism - old or new pandemic

Ÿ     Adaptation of harm-reduction programs during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ÿ     Comorbidity of addiction and affective disorders

Ÿ     Online interventions in the age of COVID-19

(II) INTERDISCIPLINARITY/TRANSDISCIPLINARITY OF ADICTOLOGY

Ÿ     Sustainable Development Goals - UN Agenda 2030 and Addiction Diseases

Ÿ     Inter/transdisciplinarity and collaborative work in the community

Ÿ     Multisectoral approach and decentralization in the field of drug policies in the Republic of Serbia

Ÿ     The impact of government interventions on the prevalence of addiction

Ÿ     Intergenerational trauma and addiction diseases

Ÿ     Potentials and possibilities of medical sociology and social ecology for the issue of addiction

Ÿ     Can addictology be better after the COVID-19 Pandemic experience

(III) IMPERATIVE OF REVITALIZATION OF SOCIAL-PSYCHIATRIC PROGRAMS

Ÿ     The importance of connecting social protection and public health in the local community

Ÿ     Practical aspects of cooperation between health sector, social services and non-governmental organizations

Ÿ     Creating a support network in the local community oriented towards healthy lifestyles

Ÿ     Group therapy and/or self-help groups

Ÿ     Social and professional identity of addictologysts

 

Lecturers

·        Prof. Dr. Slavica Đukić Dejanović, former Minister in the Government of the Republic of Serbia and Professor at the ECPD UN University for Peace, Belgrade

·        Prof. Dr. Zoran Zoričić, Director of the Clinic of Alcoholism and Other Addictions CBC “Sisters of Mercy” Zagreb, President of the Croatian Society for Alcoholism and Other Addictions of the CPA and President of the Croatian Association of Clubs of Treated Alcoholics

·        Prof. Dr. Petar Nastasić, Professor of the ECPD UN University for Peace, Belgrade

·        Prof. Dr. Mila Goldner Vukov, Member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

·        Prof. Dr. Luca Rosi, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy

·        Prof. Dr. Andrej Kastelic, President of the Global Addiction Association (GAAD) and Head of the Centre for Treatment of Drug Addiction of the University Psychiatric Clinic in Ljubljana

·        Prof. Dr. Nera Zivlak Radulović, Head of Psychiatric Clinic, University Clinical Centre of the Republic of Srpska

·        Dr. Zdenka Čebašek-Travnik, former President of the Medical Chamber of Slovenia, Head of Interdisciplinary Group - Alcohol and Mental Health, National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia

·        Prof. Dr. Nikša Dubreta, Chair of Department of Sociology, University of Zagreb

·        Prof. Dr. Verica Jovanovic, Director of the Institute of Public Health of Serbia "Dr Milan Jovanovic Batut"

·        Mr. Milan Pekić, Director of the Office for Combating Drugs of the Government of the Republic of Serbia

·        Ass. Prof. Dr. Olivera Vuković, Institute of Mental Health, Belgrade

·        Prof. Dr. Srđan Milovanović, Clinical Center of Serbia, University Psychiatry Clinic

·        Prof. Dr. Nermana Mehić Basara, Director of the Institute for Addiction Diseases, Sarajevo, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

·        Dr. sci. med. Diana Raketić, Director of the Special Hospital for Addiction Diseases, Belgrade

·        Ass. Prof. Dr. Erik Brezovec, sociologist, Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb

·        Ass. Dr. Nuša Šegrec, Centre for Treatment of Drug Addiction of the University Psychiatric Clinic in Ljubljana

·        Dr. Mirjana Radovanović, Head of the Department of Alcoholism at the University Psychiatric Clinic in Ljubljana

·        Prof. Dr. Snežana Rakić, Professor of the ECPD UN University for Peace, Belgrade

 

Certificate

School participants that have successfully completed the School program will obtain an internationally accredited Certificate of the European Center for Peace and Development of the University for Peace established by the United Nations (the School is accredited as an International course of the 1st category with 14 points for lecturers and 7 points for participants).

 

Application Form and Registration Fee

Registration fee for participation in the School amounts 350 EUR. Payment of the Registration Fee made up to 30 April 2022 is granted a discount and amounts 290 EUR.

 

Application should be sent to: European Center for Peace and Development UN University for Peace, Terazije 41, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia; Fax: +381 11 3240 673, +381 11 3234 082; E-mail: ecpd@Eunet.rs and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; www.ecpd.org.rs

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

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