Programme

Wednesday 2nd April



14.00-18.00

15.00-18.00


20.00-21.00

Registration and secretariat desk will be open from 13:30 to 18:30 at the NH Constanza Hotel
Alcohol Policy Network Meeting, organized by the Building Capacity project as a pre-conference meeting (by invitation only)
Committee on National Policy and Action, organized by the European Commission as a pre-conference meeting (by invitation only)

Welcome Reception (Park Güell)


Thursday 3rd April




09.00-10.00

10.00-10.45





10.45-11.30

11.30-12.30









12.30-13.30








13.30-15.00

15.00-16.30






16.30-17.00

17.00-19.00



















18.30

20.30

Registration and secretariat desk will be open from 8:00 to 18:30 at the AXA Winterthur Auditorium

Opening session

Building capacity for action

Chair and frame of the conference, Joan Colom, Spain
Setting the scene: the matter of alcohol policy, Peter Anderson
The economic arguments to reduce alcohol-related harm, Dan Chisholm, WHO

Coffee break

Round table discussion on the alcohol policy environment (I)
Facilitated by Deborah Davies, Channel 4, UK
Bernat Soria, Minister of Health and Consumer Affairs of Spain
Zofija Mazej Kukovič, Minister of Health, Republic of Slovenia
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

Round table discussion on the alcohol policy environment (I)
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

Lunch

Alcohol and its health and development impact:
Chair: Maria Renström, WHO
Alcohol and injuries, Witold Zatonski, Poland
Alcohol and mental health, Eva Jané Llopis, Spain
Alcohol and the adolescent brain, Susan Tapert, US
Alcohol and liver disease, Nick Sheron, UK

Coffee Break

Debate and Dialogue
Facilitated by Deborah Davies, Channel 4, UK
Reducing alcohol-related harm
Implementing the Strategy on Alcohol and Health
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

Close of day

Social programme (Palau Reial)


Friday 4th April

09.00-09.15

09.15-11.00







11.00-11.30

11.30-13.00









13.00-14.30

14.30-16.00








16.00-16.30

16.30-18.00









18.00

Summary of previous day

Ethics and alcohol policy

Chair: Ian Gilmore, UK
Alcohol and communications Alejandro Perales, Spain
Culture and ethics in the relation of alcohol research and policy, Robin Room, Australia
Alcohol and rights, Jillian van Turnout, Ireland
The ethics of alcohol policy, Hugh Whittall, UK

Coffee Break

Eight parallel sessions:
Protecting young people
Preventing Injuries and interpersonal violence
Working with stakeholders and sectors
Preventing harm among adults
Building the evidence base for alcohol policy
Building alliances for alcohol policy
Building capacity for local and regional policy
Building capacity for national policy

Lunch break

Alcohol Policy at EU level
Chair: Ann Hope, Ireland
Michael Hϋbel, DG Health and Consumer Protection
Anne Marie Le Claire, DG Education and culture
Ersilia Moliterno, DG Agriculture
Joël Valmain, DG Energy and Transport
Frank Van Driessche, DG Taxation and the Customs Union
Health in All Policies, Ritva Varamäki, Eurocare

Coffee Break

Eight parallel sessions:
Protecting young people
Preventing Injuries and interpersonal violence
Working with stakeholders and sectors
Preventing harm among adults
Building the evidence base for alcohol policy
Building alliances for alcohol policy
Building capacity for local and regional policy
Building capacity for national policy

Close of day


Saturday 5th April
09.00-10.30









10.30-11.00

11.00-12.00









12.00-12.30



12.30

13.00

Eight parallel sessions:
Protecting young people
Preventing Injuries and interpersonal violence
Working with stakeholders and sectors
Preventing harm among adults
Building the evidence base for alcohol policy
Building alliances for alcohol policy
Building capacity for local and regional policy
Building capacity for national policy

Coffee break

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

Outlook on the future
Clive Needle, European network of health promotion and public health agencies in Europe, UK

Closing remarks


Close of conference


Conference rapporteurs:

Lauri Beekman, Estonia
Marion Rackard, Ireland

Rapporteurs for recommendations for alcohol policy and programme development: Tiziana Codenotti, Italy
Cees Goos, Austria
Rapporteurs for recommendations to reduce alcohol-related accidents, injuries, and inter-personal violence: Marta Manczuk, Poland
Andrej Marusic, Slovenia

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