Parallel sessions

FRIDAY, 4 APRIL

11.30 - 13.00 PARALLEL SESSIONS

 

STRAND 1: PROTECTING YOUNG PEOPLE
Using price as a policy lever to reduce the burden of alcohol harm in the public health interest

Chair: Bruce Ritson (UK)
Rapporteur: Lesley Graham (UK)


- Alcohol price, policy and public health: embedding the principle in licensing  legislation, Evelyn Gillian (UK) and Gary Cox (UK) Abstract
- The impact of a tax on alcopops in Germany, Walter Farke (DE) Abstract
- Pricing Policy: the Finnish Experience, Esa Osterberg (FI) Abstract

Panel participants: Ann Hope (IE)

 

STRAND 2: PREVENTING INJURIES AND VIOLENCE
Preventing interpersonal violence and injuries

Chair: Lidia Segura (ES)
Rapporteur: Päivi Opari (FI)


- European actions to prevent injuries and interpersonal violence, Dinesh Sethi, WHO Abstract
- Preventing interpersonal violence, Mark Bellis (UK) Abstract
- Preventing domestic violence among drug dependents in treatment, Heinrich Geldschläger (ES) Abstract
 

STRAND 3: WORKING WITH STAKEHOLDERS AND SECTORS
European Commission’s Alcohol and Health Forum : An Overview

Chair: Michel Craplet (FR)
Rapporteur: Eurocare Secretariat


- Introduction: the Alcohol and Health Forum: putting Alcohol on the EU Agenda, Andrew McNeill (UK) Abstract
- Actions to reduce alcohol related harm: an overview of the Forum Commitments, Mariann Skar (NO) Abstract
- Task force on youth aspects of alcohol, Robert Damberg (SE) Abstract
- Task force on marketing, Nick Sheron (UK) Abstract
- Discussion

Facilitators: Lauri Beekman (EE) and Daniela Alexieva (BG)

 

STRAND 4: BUILDING THE EVIDENCE BASE AND ADVOCATING FOR ALCOHOL POLICY
Alcohol marketing

Chair: Anders Ulstein (NO)
Rapporteur: Johan Damgaard Jensen (DE)


- Importance of limiting and monitoring alcohol marketing, Avalon de Bruijn (NL) Abstract
- Pitfalls of self-regulation in the Netherlands: lessons we have learned from monitoring, Esther van den Wildenberg (NL) Abstract
- Experience from monitoring alcohol marketing in Denmark, Ina Johansen (DK) Abstract
- Monitoring of alcohol marketing by volume or content: how CAMY and the EFRD monitor alcohol marketing to influence policy, Avalon de Bruijn (NL) Abstract
 

STRAND 5: BUILDING ALLIANCES FOR ALCOHOL POLICY
Slovenia Case Study - Implementation of EU alcohol strategy in Slovenia

Chair: Vesna-Kerstin Petric (SI)
Co-chair: Matej Kosir (SI)
Rapporteur: Natasa Hace (SI)


- Prevention of alcohol related harm in children and young people, Joze and Ksenija Ramovs (SI) Abstract and Aleksander Kravos(SI) Abstract
- Reduction of injuries and death from alcohol-related road accidents, Bojan lender (SI) Abstract
- Prevention of alcohol-related harm among adults and reduction of the negative impact on the workplace, Maja Rus Makovec (SI) and Evgen Janet (SI) , Dusan Nolimal (SI) Abstract
- Information, education and raising awareness on the impact of harmful and hazardous alcohol consumption, Marko Kolsek (SI) Abstract
- Development and maintenance of evidence base, Sandra Rados Krnel (SI) & Matej Kosir (SI) Abstract
 

STRAND 6: BUILDING CAPACITY FOR LOCAL AND REGIONAL POLICY
Towards an alcohol policy framework for regions and municipalities

Chairs: Wim van Dalen (NL)
Rapporteur: Anders Romelsjo (SW)


- Community prevention of alcohol problems: science to practice, Harold Holder (US) Abstract
- Community prevention projects: what research learns about the process of implementation, Denise van Poppel (NE) Abstract
 

STRAND 7: BUILDING CAPACITY FOR ALCOHOL POLICY
Protection of young people

Chair: José Oñorbe (ES)
Rapporteur: Amparo Sánchez Máñez (ES)


- Basic research on alcohol: neuro-toxicity and cognitive and behavioural alterations in laboratory animals, Consuelo Guerri (ES) Abstract
- Alcohol consumption: effects on the brain of the adolescent, Susan F. Tapert (US) Abstract
- Alcohol consumption in Spanish adolescents aged 14-18: the involvement of mothers and fathers in prevention, Gregorio Barrio (ES) Abstract
- Mothers and fathers of schoolchildren as agents of health: instruments that facilitate their intervention at school, Amparo Sánchez Máñez (ES) Abstract
 

STRAND 8: BUILDING CAPACITY FOR ALCOHOL POLICY
Alcohol in Primary care. Implementing brief interventions

Chair: Antoni Gual (ES)
Rapporteur: Rolande Anderson (IE)


- The implementation of early detection and brief intervention in Italy, Emanuele Scafato (IT) Abstract
- Are GPs´ ready to deliver brief intervention in a "wet" country? The Czech experience, Hana Sovinova (CZ) and Ladislav Csemy (CZ) Abstract
- Alcohol related problems in Portugal. New strategies to implement brief
interventions,
Cristina Ribeiro (PT) Abstract
- Applying the international evidence on brief interventions within a national
health system,
Crispin Acton (UK) Abstract

16.30 - 18.00 PARALLEL SESSIONS

 

STRAND 1:PROTECTING YOUNG PEOPLE
Controlling legal age limits

Chair: Esa Österberg (FI)
Rapporteur: Salme Ahlström (FI)


- Training to prevent teenagers from buying alcohol and measuring age
control by mystery shopping,
Susanne Öhrn (SE) Abstract
- Mystery shopping in local alcohol policy project, Thomas Karlsson (FI) Abstract
- Experiences from work with under aged mystery shoppers, Robert Damberg (SE) Abstract
- Age controls in reducing binge drinking in Germany, Gaby Bartsch (DE) Abstract
 

STRAND 2: PREVENTING INJURIES AND VIOLENCE
Alcohol in Traffic

Chair: Kari Paaso (FI)
Rapporteur: Walter Farke (DE)


- PEER-Drive Clean! An European Peer Project in Driving Schools, Wolfgang
Heckmann (DE) Abstract
- Alcolocks in Sweden - International Challenges, Åke Lindgren (SE) Abstract
- Drink drive enforcement in Finland - Best Practices, Pasi Kemppainen (FI) Abstract
- Combining efforts to prevent relapse to driving under the influence, Josep
M. Suelves (ES) Abstract
 

STRAND 3: WORKING WITH STAKEHOLDERS AND SECTORS
Health in all policies: the example of alcohol

Chair: Anders Ulstein (NO)
Rapporteur: Ruth Ruiz (ES)


- Introduction: health in other EU policies,
Marjatta Montonen (FI) Abstract
- The EU External relations and foreign affairs: Trade v. Development, Øystein
Bakke (NO) Abstract
- The EU internal market: audiovisual media services directive, minimum
excise duties, traveler allowances
,
Sven Olov Carlsson (SE) Abstract
- Consumer protection: labelling, Ingrid Vanhaevre (BE) Abstract
- Alcohol and the work place: the EU strategy on safety at the workplace, Maria D. Sole (ES) Abstract
- Alcohol and road safety, Ellen Townsend (UK) Abstract

Facilitators: Lauri Beekman (EE) and Daniela Alexieva (BG)

 

STRAND 4: BUILDING THE EVIDENCE BASE AND ADVOCATING FOR ALCOHOL POLICY
Towards an European Alcohol Policy Research Alliance

Chair: Antoni Gual (ES)
Rapporteur: Emanuele Scafato (IT)


-Towards an European Alcohol Policy Research Alliance,
Peter Anderson (ES) Abstract
- Alcohol marketing, Avalon de Bruijn (NL) Abstract
- Economic and physical availability of alcohol, Jacek Moskalewicz (PO) Abstract
- Early diagnosis and treatment, Colin Drummond (UK) Abstract
- Infrastructures for alcohol policy, Claudia Kønig (NO) Abstract
 

STRAND 5: BUILDING ALLIANCES FOR ALCOHOL POLICY
EPHA's workshop: how alliances can make change happen

Chair: Tamsin Rose
Rapporteur: Caroline Bollars (BE)


- How alliances can make change happen, Florence Bertelleti Kemp (BE)
(video presentation)
 

STRAND 6: BUILDING CAPACITY FOR LOCAL AND REGIONAL POLICY
Towards an alcohol policy framework for regions and municipalities

Chair: Johan Damgaard (DK)
Rapporteur: Ourania Georgoutsakou (GR)


- Developing and implementing local authority alcohol strategies: sharing
experiences from Scotland,
Joanne Winterbottom (UK) Abstract
- Evaluation of comprehensive local alcohol and drug prevention initiatives in Sweden to protect young people, with a focus on the districts in Stockholm. Is the decline in alcohol and drug use due to the prevention initiative?, Anders Romelsjö (SE) Abstract
- The Irish community mobilization project - the North West Alcohol Forum, Moira Mills (IE) Abstract
- Alcohol Prevention in the Netherlands: the first steps to evidence based community work, Wim van Dalen (NL) Abstract
 

STRAND 7: BUILDING CAPACITY FOR ALCOHOL POLICY
The prevention of problems derived from alcohol

Chair: Montserrat Limárquez (ES)
Rapporteur: Vicenta Lizarbe (ES)


- Magnitude of the problem, Iñaki Galán (ES) Abstract
- Strategies and methods in prevention and promotion of health. Alcohol
policies,
Alicia Rodríguez - Martos (ES) Abstract
- Screening for risky consumption, Joan Colom (ES) Abstract
- Effectiveness of brief interventions, Carmen Cabezas (ES) Abstract
- Key points and agreed recommendations in each of the chapters, Vicenta Lizarbe (ES) Abstract
 

STRAND 8: BUILDING CAPACITY FOR ALCOHOL POLICY
Workplace as an Arena of Prevention

Chair: Antti Hytti (FI)
Rapporteur: Tiina Kaarne (FI)


- Prevention at workplace in France, Claude Rivière (FR) Abstract
- Project introductions on practices of brief intervention 1: Belgium, Bart Garmyn (BE) Abstract
- Project introductions on practices of brief intervention 2: Finland, Tiina Kaarne (FI) Abstract
- Motivating social partners for prevention: an employer’s perspective -
and example of Confederation of Finnish Industries,
Antti Hytti (FI) Abstract

SATURDAY, 5 APRIL

09.00 - 10.30 PARALLEL SESSIONS

 

STRAND 1:PROTECTING YOUNG PEOPLE
Between family and community

Chair: Martin Beutel (DE)
Rapporteur: Grigoriou Epaminondas (GR)


- Prevention programmes regarding alcohol consumption by young people
living in Thessaloniki region,
Kalambokidou Alejandra (GR) Grigoriou Epaminondas (GR) and Pappa Kostantina (GR) Abstract
- A family-oriented programme of secondary prevention, Kostas Konstantinou (CY) Abstract
- A programme for early intervention for high risk youths, Rüdiger Dunst (DE) Abstract
- Developing a culture of youth protection - A programme to reduce teenage
alcohol abuse, binge drinking and drug consumption in southern Germany,
Martin Beutel (DE) Abstract
 

STRAND 2: PREVENTING INJURIES AND VIOLENCE
Labelling - No evidence = no impact? What can be achieved through labelling: existing research and political context

Chair: Josep Guardia (ES)
Rapporteurs: Walter Farke (DE), Ruth Ruiz (ES)


- Introduction Mariann Skar (NO) Abstract
- The impact of consumer information and warning labels, Marjatta Montonen (FI) Abstract
- Learning from other countries’ experiences: the processes leading up to the introduction of health warning labels, Claude Rivière (FR), Marjatta Montonen (FI), Andrew McNeil (UK) and Joe Barry (IE) Abstract
- The results of the Delphi study: the views of the different stakeholders, Ingrid Vanhaevre (BE) Abstract
 

STRAND 3: WORKING WITH STAKEHOLDERS AND SECTORS
Policy development in Spain

Chair: Ruth Ruiz (ES)
Rapporteur: Joan R. Villalbí (ES)


- The current situation of alcohol policies in a quasi-federal country, Alicia Rodríguez-Martos (ES) Abstract
- Health burden in the population: mortality patterns, Javier Álvarez (ES) Abstract
- Obstacles for improving regulatory policies, Joan R. Villalbí (ES) Abstract
 

STRAND 4: BUILDING THE EVIDENCE BASE AND ADVOCATING FOR ALCOHOL POLICY
Standardisation in diversified Europe

Chair: Jacek Moskalewicz (PO)
Rapporteur: Ann Hope (IE)


- Introduction, Antoni Gual (ES) Abstract
- General presentation of SMART, Jazeck Moskalewicz (PO) Abstract
- Standardisation of survey instrument, Esa Österberg (FI) and Salme Ahlström (FI) Abstract
- Standardisation of policy assessment measures, Peter Anderson (ES) Abstract
- Wrap-up, Jacek Moskalewicz (PO) Abstract
 

STRAND 5: BUILDING ALLIANCES FOR ALCOHOL POLICY
Crossing borders - Challenging traditions through working together

Chair: Denis Bradley
Rapporteur: Mary Ann Kane (IE)


Speakers: Moira Mills (IE) and Eamon O’Kane (UK)

Presentation Format - 30 minutes
The presentation commenced with a multi-media DVD introduction to the geography,
demography and key issues that underpin building capacity across rural borders.

This will followed by a joint presentation by Moira Mills and Eamon O’Kane regarding the
current work and structures that are being developed across North & West border between
NI & ROI. The presentation included process, challenges, outputs and vision.

A brief question and answer session ended this element.
 

STRAND 6: BUILDING CAPACITY FOR LOCAL AND REGIONAL POLICY
Towards an alcohol policy framework for regions and municipalities

Chair: Ourania Georgoutsakou (FR)
Rapporteur: Denise van Poppel (NL)


- Where do we go from here? Putting 3 days of new knowledge into action, Anders Romelsjö (SE)

Targeting politicians, officers and other stakeholders working at regional & local level, this
session was an interactive workshop that will give participants time to reflect and react on what we have learned from this conference. It was an opportunity to opportunity to network and plan our future work together! How do we ensure that our prevention strategies are effective at the local and regional level? How can the local and regional level support each other?

 

STRAND 7: BUILDING CAPACITY FOR ALCOHOL POLICY
From prevention to treatment. Building capacity in Catalonia

Chair: Joan Colom (ES)
Rapporteur: Maria Estrada (ES)


- Alcohol in the Catalan Drug Prevention Strategy, Joan Colom (ES) Abstract
- Health at School Programme,Ramon Prats (ES), Margarita Coll (ES) Abstract
- Implementation of prevention programs in hospitals, Beatriz Rosón (ES) Abstract
- Working with homeless alcoholics, María Luisa Marín (ES) Abstract
 

STRAND 8: BUILDING CAPACITY FOR ALCOHOL POLICY
Building Capacity/Overcoming Barriers - Alcohol: it’s everyone’s business

Chair: Niamh Fitzgerald (UK)
Rapporteur: Joanne Winterbottom (UK)


- Health Scotland’s training for trainer’s strategy for alcohol brief interventions, Niamh Fitzgerald (UK) Abstract
- Identifying the barriers to practitioner capacity building - Discussion
- Using a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to build a practitioner community,Joanne Winterbottom (UK) Abstract
- Identifying future training needs to implement multidisciplinary approaches for tackling alcohol related harm - Discussion Abstract

 

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