Facilitator: Australian broadcaster, Ms Libbi Gorr
Hosted by the Centre for Research Excellence into Injecting Drug Use (CREIDU), the
panel discussion will explore the notion of treatment as prevention amongst people who inject drugs.
Discussion will cover both international and Australian contexts, touching on ethical, medical and social dimensions to treatment as prevention for this marginalised group. Panel members will include local and international experts who can provide diverse professional and personal perspectives on this important issue.
Panel members include:
The Hon Michael Kirby
Former Justice of the High Court of Australia, Commissioner of the UNAIDS Commission on Sustainable Health.
Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman
Dean of Medicine, Professor of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine University of Malaya.
Dr Niklas Luhmann
Harm Reduction and HIV/AIDS Advisor, Médecins du Monde, France.
Mr Sam Nugraha
Executive Director, PEKA Halfway House - Community Based Treatment
Ms Tracy Swan
Hepatitis/HIV Project Director, Treatment Action Group, U.S.A.
Professor Michel Kazatchkine
UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Professor Margaret Hellard
Head, Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute; Burnet Associate Director; Adjunct Professor, Monash University, DEPM, Australia.