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The second PhD student and Early Career Researcher Symposium held in Edinburgh

The second PhD student and Early Career Researcher Symposium held in Edinburgh

SHAAP and SARN were delighted to organise the second PhD student and Early Career Researcher Symposium on 19 November 2018. Following the success of the first symposium in 2016, the second one was organised as an official satellite event to the 8th European Alcohol Policy Conference (EAPC). The event was attended by PhD students, ECRs, academics and clinicians affiliated with… Read more →

Edinburgh hosts European alcohol policy conference

Edinburgh hosts European alcohol policy conference

On 20–21 November 2018, Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) hosted the 8th European Alcohol Policy Conference (EAPC). The conference was attended by a variety of stakeholders in the field of alcohol policy from around Europe, including researchers, government officials, civil servants WHO representatives, recovery community groups, and people with lived experience. The conference not only addressed the key… Read more →

New Alcohol Framework launched

New Alcohol Framework launched

The Scottish Government launched the new Alcohol Framework, which sets out the aims for alcohol prevention, on 20 November 2018. The Framework was launched by the Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing, Joe Fitzpatrick, during the 8th European Alcohol Policy Conference, hosted by the Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) along with Eurocare at the Royal College of Physicians… Read more →

Draft Drug and Alcohol Strategy open for feedback

The Scottish Government has published the draft of the drug and alcohol strategy, called All Together Now: our strategy to address the harms of alcohol and drugs in Scotland. The draft strategy is open for comments and feedback by partners and stakeholders, with the deadline of Friday 5 October. The PDF of the draft strategy and information on how to contribute to… Read more →