Plenary Sessions

THURSDAY, 3 APRIL

09.00 - 10.00
OPENING SESSION
 

Mr. Carles Martí, First Deputy Mayor of Barcelona Council
Mr. Robert Madelin, Director General, Health and Consumer Protection, European Commission
Dr. Marc Danzon, World Health Organization Regional Director for Europe
Dr. Marina Geli, Regional Minister for Health of the Government of Catalonia
Ms. Zofija Mazej Kukovic, Minister of Heath, Slovenia
Dr. Bernat Soria, Minister of Health and Consumer Affairs, Spain


10.00 - 10.45
BUILDING CAPACITY FOR ACTION
 

10.45 - 11.30
COFFEE BREAK

11.30 - 12.30
ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION ON THE ALCOHOL POLICY ENVIRONMENT I
 
Facilitated by Deborah Davies, Channel 4, UK
Zofija Mazej Kukovič, Minister of Health, Republic of Slovenia
José Martinez Olmos, General Secretary of Health, Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs of Spain
Maria Larsson, Minister for Elderly Care and Public Health, Sweden
Maret Maripuu, Minister of Social Affairs, Estonia
Marc Danzon, WHO Regional Director for Europe
Robert Madelin, Director General, Health and Consumer Protection, European Commission

12.30 - 13.30
ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION ON THE ALCOHOL POLICY ENVIRONMENT II
 
Facilitated by Deborah Davies, Channel 4, UK
Marina Geli, Regional Minister for Health, Catalonia
Kenny MacAskill, Minister for Justice, Scotland
Adam Fronczak, Deputy Minister of Health, Poland
Sabine Baetzing, Federal Drug Commissioner, Germany
Jillian van Turnhout, Vice President, European Economic and Social Committee

13.30 - 15.00
LUNCH

15.00 - 16.30
ALCOHOL AND ITS HEALTH IMPACT
 
Chair: Maria Renström, WHO
Alcohol and injuries, Witold Zatonski, Poland Abstract
Alcohol and mental health, Eva Jané Llopis, Spain. - Show video
Alcohol and the adolescent brain, Susan Tapert, US
Alcohol and liver disease, Nick Sheron, UK Abstract

16.30 - 17.00
COFFEE BREAK

17.00 - 17.15
ALCOHOL AND HEALTH - THE EU STRATEGY
 
Chair: Peter Anderson
- The EU Strategy, Robert Madelin, DG for Health and Consumers, European Commission

17.15 - 19.00
DEBATE AND DIALOGUE REDUCING ALCOHOL-RELATED HARM
 
Facilitated by Deborah Davies, Channel 4, UK
Reducing alcohol-related harm
Implementing the Strategy on Alcohol and Health
Tom Babor, University of Connecticut, US
Pierre-Olivier Bergeron, Deputy Secretary General, The Brewers of Europe, EU
Sally Casswell , Director, Centre for Social and Health Outcomes, Research and Evaluation, New Zealand
Elizabeth Crossick, Chair, European Forum for Responsible Drinking (EFRD), EU
Colin Drummond, National Addiction Center, London, UK
José Ramón Fernández, Secretary General, Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins (CEEV), EU
Jamie Fortescue, Director-General, European Spirits Organisations (CEPS), EU
Robert Madelin, Director General, Health and Consumer Protection, European Commission
Jane Marshall, Maudsley Hospital, London, UK
Robin Room, Turning Point, Australia

20.30 - 23.30
OFFICIAL DINNER


FRIDAY, 4 APRIL

09.00 - 09.15
SUMMARY OF PREVIOUS DAY
 
Sally Casswell, Director, Centre for Social and Health Outcomes, Research and Evaluation

09.15 - 11.00
ETHICS AND ALCOHOL POLICY
 
Chair: Ian Gilmore, UK
Culture and ethics in the relation of alcohol research and policy, Robin Room, Australia Abstract
Alcohol and rights, Jillian van Turnout, Ireland Abstract
The ethics of alcohol policy, Caroline Rogers on behalf of Hugh Whittall, UK Abstract

11.00 - 11.30
COFFEE BREAK

11.30 - 13.00

PARALLEL SESSIONS


13.00 - 14.30
LUNCH

14.30 - 16.00

ALCOHOL POLICY AT EU LEVEL

 
Chair: Ann Hope, Ireland
Wilfried Kamphausen, DG for Health and Consumers,
Anne Marie Le Claire, DG Education and culture
Ersilia Moliterno, DG Agriculture
Joël Valmain, DG Energy and Transport
Health in All Policies, Ritva Varamäki, Eurocare

16.00 - 16.30
COFFEE BREAK

16.30 - 18.00

PARALLEL SESSIONS

SATURDAY, 5 APRIL

09.00 - 10.30

PARALLEL SESSIONS


10.30 - 11.00
COFFEE BREAK

11.00 - 12.00
CONFERENCE CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
 
Chair: Vesna Petric, Slovenia
Conference Conclusions: Lauri Beekman, Estonia and Marion Rackard, Ireland,
Recommendations for alcohol policy and programme development: Tiziana Codenotti, Italy and Cees Goos, Austria
Recommendations to reduce alcohol-related accidents, injuries, and inter-personal violence: Marta Manczuk, Poland and Andrej Marusic, Slovenia

12.00 - 12.30

OUTLOOK ON THE FUTURE

 
Clive Needle, European network of health promotion and public health agencies in Europe, UK

12.30 - 13.00

CLOSING REMARKS

 

Antoni Plasència, Department of Health of the Government of Catalonia
Carmen Moya, Delegation of the Government for the National Drugs Plan, Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs of Spain
Vesna Kerstin Petrič, Ministry of Health of Slovenia
Maria Renström, World Health Organization
Wilfried Kamphausen, DG for Health and Consumers, European Commission


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