Call for Alcohol Occasional 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 the forthcoming seminar series, from October 2015, is ‘Alcohol, Europe and the World’. We’re particularly interested in presentations which provide insights and can 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 here.

The 2015–2016 seminars will take place from 12.30–14.00 on the following dates
29th October 2015 • 8th December • 4th February 2016 • 1st March • 19th May • 14th June.

If you are interested in presenting your work, please email Eric Carlin, SHAAP Director, at by 31st August 2015 with a proposal of no more than 300 words.