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invitation NW house seminar alcohol in europe

Alcohol Policy and Health in Europe – Where do we go?

Thursday 14 March 2013, 13.00 – 15.00, Norway House, Rue Archimède 17, 1000 Brussels

The Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Service in collaboration with the Mission of Norway to the EU have the pleasure of inviting you to a lunch seminar;

According to the WHO, alcohol is the second leading risk factor for burden of disease measured in disability-adjusted life years in Europe (Global Health Risks, WHO 2009). How do we meet this fact, and how can we contribute to the reduction of alcohol related harm?


12.30-13.00 Registration and light lunch

13.00-13.15 Opening and policy statement by Mr Jonas Gahr Støre, Norwegian Minister of Health and Care Services

13.15-13.30 Statement from the European Commission by Mr John F Ryan, Acting Director, Public Health Directorate, DG SANCO

13.30-13.45 The Amphora Project – translating science into policy by Dr. Jürgen Rehm, Director, Social and Epidemiological Research Department, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada

13.45-14.00 Alcohol, health, economy and workplaces: global perspective from WHO by Dr Shekhar Saxena, Director, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, Geneva

14.00-14.55 Panel discussion

14.55-15.00 Closing remarks

The seminar will be moderated by Tamsin Rose

The speakers will highlight how alcohol affects health and social life and cause harm to others. With this in mind, the seminar invites to a broad dialogue on how to shape future policies on alcohol and health in Europe. Additional speakers and panel participants will be announced in the final programme which will be sent out in a few weeks.

A light lunch will be served from 12.30. The seminar starts at 13.00.

For those who have not already registered, please confirm your participation at the latest by Monday 11 March via e-mail
Please note that seats are limited.