• Head,
  • Center for Treatment of Drug Addiction (CTDA), University Psychiatric Clinic Ljubljana
  • Slovenia
In programme
  • November 23 12:20 to 13:10
  • November 23 15:00 to 16:30
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Andrej Kastelic, MD, PhD is the head of the National Center for the Treatment of Drug Addiction in Ljubljana (Slovenia, EU) and a teacher for Addiction, Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Ljubljana.

He works as a consultant/expert especially in developing addiction treatment programs in communities and custodial settings for UNAIDS, UNODC, WHO, EU, Council of Europe – Pompidou Group, OSCE, and Global Found… He has been involved as a consultant and/or principal trainer in developing treatment and harm reduction programs in more than 30 countries on four continents.

Andrej has been the President of the Global Addiction Association and has served as Secretary General of the European Opiate Addiction Treatment Association (EUROPAD). He is a founding member of the World Federation for the Treatment of Opiate Dependence (WFO), president of the SouthEastern European and Adriatic Society, president of the SEE Adriatic Addiction Treatment Network (SEEA net), founding member of the International Society on Addiction Medicine (ISAM) and used to be Board Member of World Association on Dual Disorders (WADD).

He has received Dole – Nyswander Award in 2001 by the American Association for Treatment of Opiate Dependence (AATOD) Gold Reflection Award in 2002, the Slovene Ministry of Justice Award in 2005 and the EUROPAD “Chimera” Award in 2008.