Conference Programme: ‘Girls, Women and Alcohol’

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Girls, Women and Alcohol: The changing nature of female alcohol consumption in Ireland  takes place on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at the Westin Hotel, Dublin 2, from 10.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This conference will see international and Irish speakers examine the factors influencing the changing culture of drinking among Irish girls and women, and the harms they are experiencing as a result.

9.30 a.m.
                           Registration and coffee

10.30 a.m.                     Welcome to conference by Suzanne Costello, CEO of Alcohol Action Ireland

Girls, Women and Alcohol: The Culture

10.40 a.m.                     Katherine Brown, Director, Institute of Alcohol Studies, UK

11.15 a.m.                     Lucy Rocca, author and founder of

11.40 a.m.                     Ann Dowsett Johnston, author and alcohol policy advocate

12.20 p.m.                     Q&A with Katherine Brown, Lucy Rocca and Ann Dowsett Johnston

1.00 p.m.                         Lunch

Girls, Women and Alcohol: The Harms

2.00 p.m.                         Clíona Saidléar, Executive Director, Rape Crisis Network of Ireland, followed by Q&A

2.40 p.m.                       Dr Triona McCarthy, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, followed by Q&A

3.20 p.m.                         Dr Orla Crosbie, Consultant Gastroenterologist, followed by Q&A

4.00 p.m.                         Conference closes

Chair for the conference will be journalist Ann Marie Hourihane, The Irish Times.

The cost of attending this conference is €30, including light refreshments and lunch. There is a discount for students/researchers/unwaged. Please follow this link to register for the conference.

CPD points will be available for attendance. For enquiries regarding the conference please email or call us on 01-8780610.