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