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Alcohol pricing in the WHO European Region Release of Update Report

June 26, 9:45 AM - June 30, 11:30 AM

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Alcohol pricing in the WHO European Region: results from the update report on the evidence and recommended policy actions

WHO Europe Online Webinar

Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Time: 9.45 – 11.30 CEST

Registration: To sign up, please send your full name, job title, organization and contact details to oleiniko@who.int

Provisional Programme

09:45-10:00

Participants’ log-on

 10:00-10:10

Welcome and opening remarks

Nino Berdzuli, Director Division of Country Health Programs (TBC)

João Breda, Head of the WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) and Programme Manager for Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity

10:10-10:20

Alcohol pricing for a SAFER Europe

Carina Ferreira-Borges, Programme Manager, Alcohol and Illicit Drugs, WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases

10:20-10:40

Alcohol pricing in the WHO European Region: an overview of the WHO update report

Colin Angus, Senior Research Fellow, Sheffield Alcohol Research Group, the University of Sheffield.

10:40-11:20

Panel discussion: leadership and the overcoming of barriers to the implementation of best practice alcohol control policy

Moderator: Kremlin Wickramasinghe, Technical Officer, WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs),

  • Perspective from Scotland: Eric Carlin, Director of Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP)
  • Perspective from Belarus: Anastacia Bobrova, Head of Department of Human development and demography, Institute of Economics, National Academy of Sciences, Minsk
  • Perspective from Armenia: Kristine Galstyan, Team Leader, Public Health Department Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia
  • The impact of alcohol on sustainable development: Kristina Sperkova, President, Movendi International
  • The benefit of health taxes: Francisco Goiana-da-Silva, Centre of Health Policy, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College of London, UK

11:20-11:30

Conclusions and next steps (João Breda, Carina Ferreira-Borges)

João Breda, Head of the WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) and Programme Manager for Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity

Carina Ferreira-Borges, Programme Manager, Alcohol and Illicit Drugs, WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases