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European Awareness Week on Alcohol-Related Harm webinar: Alcohol and Cancer


The 8th European Awareness Week on Alcohol-Related Harm (AWARH) will be held on 16 - 20 November 2020.

The focus in this event will be the links between alcohol and cancer and the forthcoming Europe Beating Cancer Plan. WHO Europe is also launching its new factsheet for policy makers, Alcohol and Cancer in the WHO European Region in conjunction with this event.


Zoom Webinar - Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_14rUYE8cQhGZnJ9CCO8yAQ

The aim of AWARH is to increase awareness of the need to address alcohol-related harm in Europe and highlight the need to address it through an integrated approach to alcohol policy.

2020 is a special year as all events will be held online. No personal meetings due to COVID 19. Within the AWARH, the aim is to facilitate discussions around the overwhelming burden of alcohol-related harm in Europe, propose possible solutions to the problem, and be a catalyst for debate at European and national levels. The focus in this event will be the links between alcohol and cancer and the forthcoming Europe Beating Cancer Plan.

In conjunction with this event, WHO Europe is also launching its new factsheet for policy makers, Alcohol and Cancer in the WHO European Region.

15:00  Welcome and introductions, Tiziana Codenotti, Eurocare President
15:10  Alcohol & Cancer, Nino Berdzuli, Director, WHO Regional Office Europe, World Health Organization
15:20 The impact of Alcohol drinking to the burden of Cancer in WHO European Region, Isabelle Soerjomataram, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
15:30  WHO’s new Alcohol and Cancer factsheet: Appeal for better prevention, Carina Ferreira Borges, World Health Organization Europe
15:40  How many cancers can we prevent when increasing alcohol excise tax?, Jürgen Rehm, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research & Campbell Family Mental   Health                         Research Institute, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada
15:50  Alcohol and Digestive Cancer – need for action, Marcus Peck, United European Gastroenterology (UEG)
16:00  Alcohol and liver cancer - need for action, Alejandro Forner, European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)
16:10    Conclusions, Tiziana Codenotti, Eurocare President


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