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Apr 6 '16 - Apr 8 '16

AP17 – The 17th in a series of conferences on preventing and reducing alcohol-related problems using public policy strategies.
The alcohol policy conferences are a series that, from its outset in 1981, have been a forum for researchers, community practitioners, and public officials to meet and exchange findings, explore evidence-based solutions, and consider adoption of policies aimed at minimizing risks associated with alcohol use.

The conferences have been organized by governmental, non-governmental and private organizations over the years. The current conference is coordinated by the U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance, a national coalition of state coalitions working on alcohol policy and independent of commercial interests, in partnership with Project Extra Mile, a Nebraska-based nonprofit that works to prevent underage alcohol consumption.

The AP17 Conference is co-chaired by Diane Riibe, Chair of the US Alcohol Policy Alliance and Dr. David Jernigan of Johns Hopkins University’s Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth.

The co-chairs were joined on the planning committee by Nicole Carritt, Executive Director of Project Extra Mile, Dylan Ellerbee, Executive Director of the North Carolina Alcohol Policy Alliance, and Rebecca Ramirez, Executive Director of the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association.

Conference organizers can be reached by email at ap17@alcoholpolicy.org

Conference Objectives

  1. Strengthen the understanding of sound, evidence-based public policy in preventing and reducing alcohol-related problems.
  2. Advance rational alcohol policies, with an emphasis on offsetting the public costs of alcohol use, by illuminating and influencing policy-making processes at local, state, regional and national, and international levels.
  3. Provide opportunities for networking and creative exchange of ideas among three key constituencies for alcohol policy: researchers, government officials, and community members.
  4. Highlight innovations in alcohol policy change and assist in the dissemination and replication of these innovations.
  5. Offer updates on key and breaking alcohol policy issues, including health effects of new products and marketing strategies, relevant developments in global trade negotiations, groundbreaking research documenting alcohol problems while linking to alcohol policy changes, and new tools and resources available to communities seeking to promote change.
  6. Introduce and encourage those new to the alcohol policy field to leadership opportunities and resources, success stories and lessons learned from applying public health and public policy approaches to alcohol problems.
  7. Consider the future of alcohol policy in the light of health care reform and other changes in the U.S. political and public health landscape.

Important Dates

  • September 30: Call for Proposals Opens
  • September 30: Registration and Housing Open
  • November 15: Deadline for Abstract Proposal Submission
  • December 15: Abstract Status Notification
  • January 8: Scholarship Application Deadline
  • January 22: Scholarships Announced
  • February 12: Early Registration Deadline
  • March 31: Full Registration Deadline
  • April 6: Alcohol Policy 17 Conference Begins


Apr 6 '16
Apr 8 '16


Arlington, VA, United States
Arlington, VA, United States United States