Global Alcohol Policy Alliance Conference. Momentum for change: research and advocacy reducing alcohol harm

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Date(s) - 07/10/2015 - 09/10/2015
All Day




Wednesday 7 October

Theme: Implementing Effective Alcohol Policies

Welcome from co-hosts

Keynote address – Scottish Government

Plenary speakers:

  • Professor Sally Casswell, Director, Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation (SHORE), College of Health, Massey University, New Zealand

Concurrent sessions


Theme: Barriers to Implementing Effective Alcohol Policies

Plenary speakers:

  • Professor Jim McCambridge, Chair in Addictive Behaviours and Health, University of York, England
  • Professor Thomas F Babor, Professor and Chair in the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, USA
  • Professor Jane Kelsey, Professor of Law, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Concurrent sessions


Thursday 8 October

Theme: Building Support for Protecting Children’s Right to Grow Up Free from Alcohol Marketing

Plenary speakers:

  • Professor Gerard Hastings, UK Professor of Social Marketing and founder of the Institute for Social Marketing and Centre for Tobacco Control Research at Stirling and the Open University
  • Dr Thaksaphon (Mek) Thamarangsi, Director, Health Promotion Policy Research Center (HPR) and Manager, Thai NCD Network, International Health Policy Program (IHPP), Thailand

Concurrent sessions


Plenary speakers

  • Professor David Jernigan, Director, Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA
  • Ismo Tuominen, Ministerial Counselor, Legal Affairs, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland
  • Sari Aalto-Matturi, Executive Director, EHYT – Finnish Association for Substance Abuse Prevention, Helsinki, Finland


Friday 9 October

Theme: Building a Global Network

Regional Feedback

Conference Declaration

Closing Ceremony