International Conference: Support. Don't Punish

Addressing problematic consumption from a rights perspective.

June 17, 2024


June 26th


The meeting will take place on june 26, 2024 from 11.30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Argentina time)


Transmission through the Zoom platform


This conference will be held virtually will feature simultaneous interpretation into English and Spanish.

Simultaneous interpretation

Simultaneous translation will be broadcast over the Zoom platform and will be available in two languages: English and Spanish.


Certificates will be issued to all those who request them. The manner in which requests are to be made will be announced during the event.

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Confirmed speakers

Tsuyoshi Akiyama
Japan. Presidente de la WFMH.

Alberto Calabrese
Graduate in Sociology, Honorary President of SAEA (Argentine Society for the Study of Addictions). Former Director of Addictions of the National Directorate of Mental Health and Addictions, Secretariat of Determinants of Health and Health Relations of the Ministry of Health of the Nation. Director of the Specialization Course in Addictions at the National University of Tucumán.

Sophia Achab
Swiss. Is psychiatrist, senior lecturer, lead researcher and Head of WHO Collaborating Centre for Training and Research in Mental Health at Faculty of Medicine of Geneva University.

Alberto Trimboli
Doctor in Psychology, clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst. President of SAEA. Coordinator of the Addictions Sector of the General Acute Hospital Dr. Teodoro Álvarez; He founded, chaired and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Argentine Mental Health Association (AASM). Former President of the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH). Former National Director of Investigation of the Drug Secretariat of Argentina. Between 2013 and 2015 he was Regional Vice President for Latin America of the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH). Life member of the WFMH. Former member of the Review Body of the National Mental Health Law. Honorary Professor of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Chiclayo (Peru), Professor of the Faculty of Psychology and of Medicine of the University of Buenos Aires UBA. Author of the books: "Problematic Drug Use. Bases for an outpatient approach to socio-health inclusion", "Addiction Day Hospital" and "The End of the Asylum".

Nelson Feldman
Psychiatrist. Former associate doctor of the Addictology service of the University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland (HUG). Career in the field of addictions. Psychoanalyst, Member of the AMP. Former resident of the Mental Health Service of the Lanús Hospital (1982-1985).

Emilio Ruchansky
Journalist specialized in the problem of drug use. He is editor of THC magazine. Author of the book A World with Drugs (2015). He was a columnist in the judicial affairs area of ​​the news program Visión 7 in Argentina.

Alejandro Corda
Lawyer. Professor and researcher at the UBA. He has worked in the National Judicial Branch since 1993, and has been Court Secretary in the Federal Criminal Court since 2001. He is a member of Intercambios Civil Association. He has published various publications individually and jointly on drug policies. He is a participant in the project "Drug Legislation in the Americas" (LEDA) of the Inter-American Commission for the Control of Drug Abuse of the Organization of American States (CICAD / OAS).

Fer Adrián Albornoz
Lic. in Psychopedagogy Universidad Abierta Interamericana UAI - National Responsible for the Secretariat for Comprehensive Approach to Problematic Consumption of the Argentine LGBT Federation. Responsible for the gender identity and/or sexual orientation discrimination program of the LGBT Ombudsman's Office.


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