Alcohol Occasional: Alcohol and Social Justice – Call for Proposals

SHAAP/SARN ‘ALCOHOL OCCASIONAL’ LUNCHTIME SEMINARS 2017-2018
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: ‘ALCOHOL AND SOCIAL JUSTICE’
Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) are proud to support the free lunchtime ‘Alcohol Occasional’ seminars which showcase new and innovative research on alcohol use. All of the seminars are run in conjunction with and held at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. These events provide the chance for researchers, practitioners and policy makers and members of the public to hear about alcohol-related topics and discuss and debate implications for policy and practice. After each seminar, SHAAP and SARN publish a summary of the discussions so that they are shared with a wide audience.

We are now seeking proposals to deliver seminar presentations during 2017/2018, with a focus specifically on Alcohol and Social Justice. We are interested to hear from researchers from any discipline who wish to share their findings with an audience made up of fellow researchers, practitioners, policy makers and the general public. We would particularly welcome presentations from new and early career researchers.

The dates for the 2017/2018 seminars are (all Mondays): 6th November 2017; 4th December; 29th January 2018; 12th March; and 23rd April 2018.

If you are interested in presenting your research, please get in touch with Felicity Garvie at shaap@rcpe.ac.uk  with a short proposal (max. 300 words) and an indication of your availability. Closing date for submissions: Monday 28th August 2017.

Please feel free to circulate this email to anyone who you think might be interested.

Alcohol Occasionals: Call for Proposals

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) are pleased to announce a Call for Proposals to present at our lunchtime ‘Alcohol Occasional’ seminars. These showcase innovative research on alcohol use and provide the chance for researchers, practitioners and policy makers and members of the public to hear and discuss alcohol related topics, over lunch in the historic Royal College of Physicians in Queen Street, Edinburgh.

The theme for our forthcoming seminar series, from October 2016, is ‘Alcohol and Health Inequalities’. We’re particularly interested in presentations which provide insights and can stimulate discussion about alcohol and its impact on health inequalities in several contexts, drawing on a range of disciplines and opening up debate about implications for policy and practice.

Following the seminars, SHAAP will produce briefing papers, which will aim to capture the main themes and to communicate these to a wider audience. You can access reports from previous seminars here.

The 2016-2017 seminars will take place from 12.30–14.00 on the following dates
13th October 2016 • 6th December 2016 • 24th January 2017 • 13th March 2017 • 11th May 2017 • 14th June 2017.

If you are interested in presenting your work, please email Eric Carlin, SHAAP Director, at shaap.director@rcpe.ac.uk by 22nd August 2016 with a proposal of no more than 300 words.

Alcohol Occasional Seminars: Alcohol, Europe and the World

SHAAP/SARN Alcohol Occasional Seminars, 2015–16: Alcohol, Europe and the World

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) are pleased to announce our programme for the lunchtime ‘Alcohol Occasional’ seminars, 2015-16. These showcase innovative research on alcohol use and provide the chance for researchers, practitioners and policy makers and members of the public to hear and discuss alcohol related topics.

The theme for this seminar series, from October 2015, is ‘Alcohol, Europe and the World’. This series of presentations will provide insights and stimulate discussion about alcohol in different cultural contexts, drawing on a range of disciplines and opening up debate about implications for policy and practice. Following the seminars, SHAAP will produce briefing papers, which will aim to capture the main themes and to communicate these to a wider audience. You can access reports from previous seminars here.

All of the Alcohol Occasional seminars will be run in conjunction with the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and will take place from 12.30 – 14.00 at their historic premises at 9 Queen Street Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ. Lunch will be provided free of charge.

Thursday, 29th October 2015 Professor Moira Plant, University of the West of England and Curtin University, Perth, Australia GENACIS: Gender, alcohol and culture: An international study
Tuesday, 8th December 2015 Katherine Brown, Director, Institute of Alcohol Studies, London Corporate social responsibility and the global alcohol producers: Winners and losers
Thursday, 4th February 2016 Dr Richard Cooke, Department of Psychology, Aston University, Birmingham European survey of University student alcohol use: The CALIBRATE project
Tuesday, 1st March 2016 Mariann Skar, Secretary General, Eurocare (European Alcohol Policy Alliance) What’s not on the bottle?: Alcohol labelling in Europe
Thursday, 19th May 2016 Neeraj Bhala, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham Hypothesising ethnic differences in alcohol-related harms and alcoholic liver disease
Tuesday, 14th June 2016 Francisca Maria Roman, University College, London Adolescent binge drinking in Chile: Does it matter which school they go to?

 Important: These events are extremely popular and places are limited. Please confirm if you would like to attend these events. You can register via EventBrite by clicking on the title of the event(s) you wish to attend. If you have not booked, you will not have a place.