Co-sponsored by
World Psychiatric Association

Under the patronage of
European Psychiatric Association

Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina

University Clinical Center Tuzla, Department of Psychiatry

Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Andrej Kastelic


Head of the National Center for the Treatment of Drug Addiction in Ljubljana (Slovenia) and head of coordination of the Centers for the Prevention and Treatment of Drug Addiction at the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Slovenia. He earned his medical degree from the University of Ljubljana in 1981, with a specialization in psychiatry in 1989.

He works as a consultant especially for development addiction treatment programs in communities and custodial setting for UNAIDS, UNODC, WHO, EU and Council of Europe. He has been involved as a consultant and/or principal trainer in Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine, Taiwan, Turkey and the Baltics and Caribbean.

He has served as guest editor of European Addiction Research on Buprenorphine: Current Perspectives, as well as editor-in-chief of SEEA Addictions, a Slovenian magazine titled Reflection, and a series of books titled Drugs Amongst Us and as a member of the editorial board of European Addiction Research and Heroin Addiction and related Clinical Problems. He is the author of more than 300 books articles on drug addiction and WHO guidelines for treating drug users in custodial settings and several manuals and leaflets for drug users and on prevention of drug use. Dr. Kastelic has participated in more than 200 international conferences and has offered about 900 lectures on the same subject.

He serves as secretary general of the European Opiate Addiction Treatment Association, is a founding member of the World Federation for the Treatment of Opiate Dependence, is president of the SEEA Society, and president of the SEE Adriatic Addiction Treatment Network.