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Alcohol Occasional Programme 2016/2017

August 31st 2016

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) are pleased to announce our programme for the 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.

The theme for this seminar series, from October 2016, is ‘Alcohol and Health Inequalities’. This series of presentations will provide insights and stimulate discussion about alcohol and health inequalities in different 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 seminars here.

All of the Alcohol Occasional seminars will be run in conjunction with the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and will take place from 12.30 – 14.00 at their historic premises at 9 Queen Street Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ. Lunch will be provided free of charge.

Thursday, 13th October 2016 Dr Katherine Smith, Global Public Health Unit, The University of Edinburgh Tackling Health Inequalities in Scotland & Implications for Alcohol Policy
Monday, 5th December 2016 Dr S Vittal Katikireddi, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow Does harm from drinking differ by socioeconomic status? Exploring the alcohol harms paradox
Tuesday 24th January 2017 Oceana Maund and Vic Valentine, Scottish Transgender Alliance How inclusive are we? A trans perspective on alcohol and drug services in Scotland
Thursday 27th February 2017 Neil Martin, Research and Information Manager, Balance, the North East Alcohol Office Alcohol admissions and health inequalities: is the tide finally turning?
Monday 13th March 2017 Dr Lesley Graham, Clinical Lead for Alcohol, Drugs and Health in Justice Settings, ISD Scotland Alcohol problems in criminal justice settings: an opportunity not to be missed
Thursday 11th May 2017 Dr Andrew Symon, Senior Lecturer, Mother and Infant Research Unit, University of Dundee Drinking in pregnancy: a comparison between areas of high and low deprivation in Scotland
Wednesday 14th June 2017 Dr Catherine Chiang, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Alcohol Deaths in Glasgow 2010.  Has Service Redesign had an Impact?


Important: These events are popular and places are limited. We need you to confirm if you would like to attend these events. You can register via EventBrite by clicking on the title of the event(s) you wish to attend. If you have not booked, you will not have a place.

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