Time Please… For Change: Alcohol Action Ireland Conference

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A conference looking at policies that could make a real difference to Ireland ’s relationship with alcohol takes place on Thursday, November 1, 2012

Alcohol Action Ireland is holding the conference in the Royal College of Physicians, Dublin, and it will see a number of expert speakers examining key policy areas.

Included will be:

  • Hearts and Minds: a presentation on Irish public attitudes to key policy initiatives. Is there support for minimum pricing and restrictions on alcohol marketing?
  • Heads Up: an examination of public health advocacy  – national and European – what works and what doesn ’t
  • The Price is Right: minimum  pricing is a key recommendation of the National Substance Misuse Strategy report and supported by over 20 national organisations in Ireland. What is it and where is it?
  • Happy Endings and New Beginnings: successes, opportunities and challenges

Among the confirmed speakers so far are:

  • Dr Declan Bedford, specialist in public health medicine, Health Service Executive
  • Dr Evelyn Gillan, Director Alcohol Focus Scotland
  • Dr John Holmes, University of Sheffield
  • Monika Kosinska, Secretary General of the European Public Health Alliance
  • Dr Jean Long, Health Research Board, Ireland
  • Tom McGurk, award-winning journalist, broadcaster and sports commentator

More speakers will  be confirmed in the coming days. See www.alcoholireland.ie for the latest updates.

Please note the conference is free in order to facilitate participation. However, donations from organisations or individuals who are in a position to do so are welcome.

For further information please contact Conor Cullen at conor@alcoholactionireland.ie or 01-8780610.