UKCTAS Alcohol Policy in Practice Course – September 2016

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Date(s) - 05/09/2016 - 08/09/2016
1:00 pm

Stirling Court Hotel


Alcohol Policy in Practice

September 5-8th 2016, Stirling University

Intensive Course for Public Health, Alcohol Teams, Advocates, Researchers etc.

The UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (UKCTAS) are delighted to announce that their acclaimed Alcohol Policy in Practice course  is now taking applicants for 2016.

The course is a unique opportunity to meet and share ideas with leading academics and policy-makers who teach the course as well as participants from the UK and further afield. It is ideal for anyone interested in alcohol policy at local or national level or as a grounding on broad alcohol policy issues for early career researchers or those new to the field.

The course covers:

  • Latest issues in alcohol policy.
  • Up to date evidence on alcohol problems and trends.
  • Innovative local policy-making across the UK.
  • Detailed sessions on marketing, pricing and the alcohol industry.

This year the course will be held at our beautiful Stirling University campus, which is easily accessible from both Glasgow and Edinburgh airports, or by train.  You can read more about the course on the UKCTAS website (, where you can download the draft programme and application form.

Feedback from previous participants includes endorsements such as “Thank you for such a brilliant training event last week – the content was spot on, all the presentations and sessions were really, really good and I came away feeling that I had learned masses : a rich diet of fact and opinion.  I can honestly say that I have rarely – if ever – enjoyed such an event quite as much as this one.”

About UKCTAS: UKCTAS is a Public Health Research Centre of Excellence funded by the UK Clinical Research Collaboration. It is a partnership of 13 universities (12 in the UK and 1 in New Zealand) and part of its remit is to build capacity for high quality research into alcohol policy and practice, and to engage with practitioners and policy makers. This course is being delivered as part of UKCTAS commitment to such engagement. It will be delivered largely by senior academics, mainly from UKCTAS, but also others including policy makers and advocates.

For more information, or an application form, please contact the CPD team or call 01786 466336.