18h30 – 19h45, Tuesday 10th July 2018, ESOF 2018 Toulouse.

Marking the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth & the 20th anniversary of the Northern Ireland peace agreement

Introduced by Anne Cambon-Thomsen - CNRS & Université fédérale Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées


08h30 – 09h45, Wednesday 11th July 2018, ESOF 2018 Toulouse.

Conceived and organised by SciCom – Making Sense of Science

Abstract:

This high-level, plenary-style panel will evidence how the goal of a ‘drug-free world’ backed up by a ‘war on drugs’ anchored in ‘science’ and enshrined in the international drug control treaties is both naïve and dangerous. Naïve, in that prohibition has had little impact on drug use with the number of consumers increasing by almost 20% from 2006 – 2013 to 246 million people.

Dangerous, in that prohibition fuels inhuman and coerced drug treatments, massive incarcerations, extrajudicial killings and the death penalty in contravention of international law, stokes the spread of blood-borne viruses, drives human rights abusers for profit and contributes to the drug-related deaths of nearly 200,000 people annually.


10h15 – 11h30, Wednesday 11th July 2018, ESOF 2018 Toulouse.

Format: Pro & con debate, 75 minutes
Theme: Health in our societies
Target audience: scientists, media, industry & business, policy-makers, general public, students

Abstract:

This high-level, plenary-style panel will evidence how the goal of a ‘drug-free world’ backed up by a ‘war on drugs’ anchored in ‘science’ and enshrined in the international drug control treaties is both naïve and dangerous. Naïve, in that prohibition has had little impact on drug use with the number of consumers increasing by almost 20% from 2006 – 2013 to 246 million people. Dangerous, in that prohibition fuels inhuman and coerced drug treatments, massive incarcerations, extrajudicial killings and the death penalty in contravention of international law, stokes the spread of blood-borne viruses, drives human rights abusers for profit and contributes to the drug-related deaths of nearly 200,000 people annually.


15h15 – 16h30, Wednesday 11th July 2018, ESOF 2018 Toulouse.

Theme: Health in our societies
Cross cutting approaches: • Inequalities • Ethics • Risk and safety
Target audience: scientists, media, industry & business, policy-makers, general public, students

Abstract:

This ‘panel of opposites’ examines the science behind addictions and their brain reward systems, how ‘toxicant detectives’ find and determine harms and industry claims behind today’s product innovations such as vaping and e-cigarettes. Smoking remains the major preventable cause of death in the 21st century, as it was in the 20th.