Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New directions in NDSAG?

In coming months, you'll notice a few changes around the NDSAG websites.

  1. We are now on Twitter for very brief updates (pointing you to the news blog or the website).
    You can follow us and find links to other alcohol-related tweets here: http://twitter.com/NDSAG
  2. There are two URLs for our website www.ndsag.org and www.newdirections.org.uk
    Currently these should be identical, but the latter one will become an archive for 30 years of the New Directions journal (currently being laboriously scanned if anyone has time to help!)
  3. We've reviewed and simplified membership costs and will be exploring links with similar organisations in the alcohol field and introducing other benefits for members.
  4. We will be introducing links to recommended publications from NDSAG members and colleagues in the field.

We welcome suggestions and feedback from those interested enough to check out our website, so please do contact us
via contact@ndsag.org

Sunday, April 17, 2011

NDSAG Conference: Lancaster 2011

New Directions in the Study of Alcohol Group’s 2011
Annual International Conference took place
Thursday 14th – Sunday 17th April in Lancaster.

Big Drinking and the Big Society Inequality and alcohol problems:
are we really all in this together?

Our 2011 conference addressed the big issues facing alcohol treatment and research.
Public spending is being cut. At the same time the case for investing in more alcohol interventions and treatment has never been stronger with research and policy developments. New Directions 2011 considered the key contemporary issues and challenges facing alcohol service providers and researchers.

Alcohol and Primary Care: Will the overwhelming weight of evidence for the effectiveness of alcohol interventions in Primary Care influence GP commissioning?

Speakers included
Roz Brooks (Norwich)
Donald Forrester (Bedfordshire)
Ian Paylor (Lancaster)
Alex Copello (Birmingham)
Fiona Measham (Lancaster)
Robin Davidson (Belfast)
Sarah Galvani (Bedfordshire)
Trevor McCarthy (Leicester)
Nick Heather (Newcastle)
Adrian Brown (London)
Wulf Livingston (Wrexham)
& a Symposium from the Alcohol Education Research Council