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Nordic Workshop: Who Decides the Relevance and Validity of Knowledge?

Stockholm, Sweden,

Objective: This small-scale 2-day workshop targets researchers interested in unfolding the relationship between science and policy-making in questions of public health and lifestyle regulation (concerning for example alcohol, drugs, and tobacco use; gambling; nutrition)

Youth Drinking in Decline

Krakow, Poland,

Youth alcohol consumption is declining across most high-income nations, often alongside concurrent decreases in drug use and smoking. Researchers are increasingly focusing on the nature and underlying reasons for this decline.

The Kettil Bruun Society is holding a thematic meeting to discuss the nature of these trends.

The programme will be organised around the following themes:

Epidemiology of Substance Use among Forced Migrants: A Global Systematic Review

Citation
Horyniak D, Melo JS, Farrell RM, Ojeda VD, Strathdee SA (2016) Epidemiology of Substance Use among Forced Migrants: A Global Systematic Review. PLoS ONE 11(7): e0159134. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0159134
Publication Date

Abstract

Introduction

Forced migration is occurring at unprecedented levels. Forced migrants may be at risk for substance use for reasons including coping with traumatic experiences, co-morbid mental health disorders, acculturation challenges and social and economic inequality.

SPR 2019 Awards Nominations

The Society for Prevention Research are now accepting nominations for their 2019 Awards. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, February 28, 2019. The 11 different awards are designed to recognize excellence in the areas consistent with SPR’s mission: The Society for Prevention Research is an organization dedicated to advancing scientific investigation on the etiology and prevention of social, physical and mental health, and academic problems and on the translation of that information to promote health