Novavi symposium and Award

The Novavi symposium is a biennial event focused on substance abuse where the Award is given out at the symposium.

Novavi Symposium and Award

The Novavi Symposiom and Award is a biennial event, at which the newest research on addiction and treatment is presented. The Novavi Foundation brings together scientists and leaders in the field of substance abuse for a day, in Copenhagen. This day is for presentations, debates and new ideas.

The first Novavi symposium and award held in 2017 focused on the culture surrounding alcohol consumption in Denmark, which is among the highest in Europe. The topics of presentations ranged from the effects on the brain, the history and culture of alcohol consumption in Denmark. And the effects of regulatory measures on alcohol consumption and further addiction.

In 2019, the theme of the symposium was “is addiction a disease in the brain?”. Presenters included Dr. Nora D. Volkow, Director of the National institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Anders Fink Jensen, professor at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.

The Novavi Award

An intregral part of the Novavi symposium is where the Award is given to an individual, group or organization, that has excelled in the field of sunstance abuse regarding alcohol and/or drugs.

Apart from the honor and recognition, the winner of the Novavi Award receives DKK 150.000, designated for the continued word of the recipient.

“The award is more than a badge of honor for a special effort within treatment, research, prevention or public information relating to substance abuse. With the award, the Novavi Foundation wishes to raise awareness on the work of organizations or individuals, who makes a difference in the field of substance abuse.” Kenneth Flex, Chairman of the board at Novavi Foundation.

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