Reporting Back on APCOM engagement at the 27th Harm Reduction International (HR23) Conference in Melbourne, Australia

By May 12, 2023 Advocacy, Newsroom

Congratulations to Naomi Burke-Shyne, Executive Director, Harm Reduction International and the team for a successful HR23 Conference which took place in Melbourne 16-19 April 2023!

The Conference theme, Strength in Solidarity, highlighted the importance of our strength – as people, as a community, as a global movement – in sticking together.

APCOM was honoured to be part of the Programme Committee in developing the final HR23 Programme, which took place over three days in November 2022. 

We were happy to see so many strong abstracts being submitted from the region, in particular in relation to intersectionality between LGBTQI, drug use, and harm reduction. 

This is our first time to engage at the famous Harm Reduction International conference, and since it was held in the Asia Pacific region, we very much want to leverage this opportunity to highlight issues of chemsex in our community. This was also a great opportunity to continue partnership with Harm Reduction International since our collaboration on 

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