ICUDDR Annual Conference 2020: Call for Proposals

The International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR) is holding its annual conference at the Sukosol Hotel in Bangkok Thailand, July 13-15, 2020. Conference registration will begin on March 1st. ICUDDR supports the rapid improvement in competencies and skills among current and future generations of addiction professionals, to meet the increasing demand for prevention, treatment and public health services. Toward this end, the ICUDDR facilitates networking among universities to promote high quality education

Invitation to Tender: Low and No Alcohol Drinks

Alcohol Change UK is commissioning a literature and policy review about low-alcohol and alcohol-free drinks. Low-alcohol and alcohol-free drinks appear to be gaining market share, attention within the drinks industry, public awareness and popularity, and political focus. There is, however, next to no evidence about the effect they have on drinkers and the population as a whole. Alcohol Change UK, therefore, wish to commission a literature and policy review to start to fill the evidence

Minimum Unit Pricing for Alcohol Introduced in Wales

From the 2nd of March, Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) for alcohol will come into effect in Wales. The policy, which has shown positive outcomes in Scotland, aims to tackle alcohol-related harm and death. MUP is designed to reduce the amount of low cost, high strength products. Although the law enabling the Welsh Government to set a minimum unit price was passed on 9 August 2018, there have been delays to the introduction of MUP due

Should Cigarette Pack Sizes be Capped?

Blackwell, A. K. M., Lee, I., Scollo, M., Wakefield, M., Munafò, M. R., and Marteau, T. M. ( 2019) Should cigarette pack sizes be capped?. Addiction, https://doi.org/10.1111/add.14770.

In an attempt to prevent harmful tobacco use, countries have introduced policies such as the minimum number of cigarettes. This increases the cost of buying a packet of tobacco and it is hoped it will deter young people from buying.

In contrast, however, there is little regulation of the maximum number of cigarettes contained in a pack.

Handbook on Quality Standards for Interventions Aimed at Drug Experienced Young People in Contact with Criminal Justice Systems

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Executive Summary

As one of the objectives of the European Health Programme project “Exchanging Prevention practices on Polydrug use among youth in Criminal justice systems” (EPPIC), the present handbook of quality standards was produced to help practitioners improve the quality of interventions targeting drug experienced young people in contact with Criminal Justice Systems (CJS).

EPPIC - Exchanging Prevention Practices on Polydrug Use among Youth In Criminal Justice Systems

London, United Kingdom,

About this Event

EPPIC - Exchanging Prevention Practices on Polydrug Use among Youth in Criminal Justice Systems

February 13th -14th 2020

C219-20, College Building, Middlesex University, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT.

Thursday February 13th

Chair: Susanne MacGregor, Honorary Professor London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

9.30-10am Welcome

European Conference on FASD (EUFASD) 2020

Arendal, Norway,

The EUFASD conference will take place from 14th to 16th September 2020.

The first Regional Competence Center for children with prenatal alcohol/drug exposure in the Nordic countries is proud to host this exciting cutting-edge conference for the first time in Norway.

13th Nordic Public Health Conference

Reykjavík, Iceland,

In the fourth week of June 2020 the 13th Nordic Public Health conference will take place in Iceland.

The theme of the conference is “Health and wellbeing for all – heading for the future”.

The conference is a platform for the Nordic countries to come together, share knowledge, experience and cultivate professional relationships and networks in the field of public health.