Alcohol Occasionals 2024

February 1st 2024

SHAAP/SARN Alcohol Occasionals 2024


Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) are pleased to invite you to the 2024 series of the Alcohol Occasionals around the theme: Transforming Scotland’s Relationship with Alcohol.


The webinar series will be hosted online using Zoom, and registrants will receive a link to join. Registration will open soon.


Alcohol Occasionals are free to attend and open to all, and our audience is diverse, including academics/researchers, healthcare professionals, policy-makers and members of the public.


Please see below for the 2024 series line-up. All seminars will run between 12.45 and 14.00 (BST).


Wednesday 20th March 2024

Seminar title: A match made in Scotland – Exploring the relationship between alcohol and football.

Speaker: Dr Richard Purves


Wednesday 24th April 2024

Seminar title: No- and low-alcohol drinks: Potential and pitfalls for public health

Speakers: Prof John Holmes and Prof Niamh Fitzgerald


Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Seminar title: Can the language we choose help us reduce alcohol-related harms?

Speakers: Dr James Morris and Dr Gemma Mitchell


Wednesday 19th June 2024

Seminar title: Ambulance clinicians’ preparedness for handling alcohol-related ambulance call-outs: an in-depth interview study

Speaker: Dr Danielle Mitchell



The X/ Twitter hashtag for this year’s Alcohol Occasionals series is #AlcOcc24.


Follow @SHAAPAlcohol and @SARNAlcohol on Twitter for updates on events, research and policy.

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