Sunday, February 21, 2010

NDSAG Conference: Norwich 2010

Doing more with less:

developing higher strength alcohol services

in the hangover from the credit crunch.

Maids Head Hotel, Norwich
The 34th Annual New Directions in the Study of Alcohol Group Conference

2010 New Directions in the Study of Alcohol Group’s
Annual International Conference was held Thursday 22nd – Sunday 25th April in Norwich.

Click here for final draft of programme and here for the flier.
Click here for future conference details and registration form.
This year the annual NDSAG conference was held in Norwich for the first time and incorporated a symposium featuring research funded by the Alcohol Education Research Council.

Our 2010 conference addresses contemporary challenges facing alcohol treatment services and commissioners. Just at the time when we have had signs that the first comprehensive national UK alcohol strategies are beginning to be implemented locally, the political consensus is that public spending must be cut. NICE alcohol guidance is imminent on providing better, evidence-based alcohol interventions and treatment, but can under resourced alcohol treatment systems really make a difference without new investment?
As ever, the New Directions in the Study of Alcohol Group conference programme is designed for practitioners, managers, researchers, commissioners and anyone else interested in the alcohol field. This year’s conference in Norwich will feature the usual mix of erudition, hard work, robust debate and informality: a proven formula that promotes high quality learning and networking.
Confirmed presenters include:

Roz Brooks (Norwich);Mike Loveday (Norwich);Maggie Wheeler (Norwich);
Jocelyn Pike (Norwich);Jim McCambridge (London);Anne Lingford-Hughes (London);
Tim Leighton (Salisbury);Annette Fleming (Birmingham);Richard Velleman (Bath);
Alex Copello (Birmingham);Pip Mason (Birmingham);Robin Davidson (Belfast);
John Booth Davies (Glasgow);Trevor McCarthy (Leicester);Nick Heather (Newcastle);
Ray Hodgson (Cardiff)Donald Forrester (Luton);Fiona Measham (Lancaster);
& the conference incorporates a Symposium from the AERC.
FULL CONFERENCE RATES (includes social events)
Residential Member*: £425.00
Residential Non-Member: £500.00
Non-residential Member* £225.00
Non-residential Non-Member £295.00

DAY RATES (limited availability, please enquire)
Residential member: £142
Residential non-member: £168
Non-residential member: £76
Non- residential non-member: £100

* In order to qualify for Members’ rate the 2010 Membership fee will have to have been paid.
(Non-members should note that membership fees are between £15 and £30 only.)