In late August 2017, the National Institute for Health and Welfare organised an international, cross-disciplinary conference on drug problems.
The Fourth Contemporary Drug Problems Conference, held at Paasitorni in Helsinki, gathered together 130 experts from various parts of the world for three days.
In addition to the spacious Sirkus hall, which served as the main venue, conference participants convened in a number of smaller spaces.
The foyer connected to Sirkus, which also enjoys plenty of natural light, functioned as a space for breakfast and coffee breaks.
Lunch was served in the adjacent restaurant Paasin Kellari. At the organiser’s preference, the food service was entirely vegetarian.

“We want to thank Paasitorni for the excellent cooperation – everything went smoothly, and the participants were happy with both the venue and the food!”

Pekka Hakkarainen and Kati Kataja
National Institute for Health and Welfare THL