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October 12 - October 14

THE GLOBAL ALCOHOL POLICY ALLIANCE VIRTUAL EVENT

This event is hosted by the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA) and co-sponsored by FORUT and South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC).

Date

October 12 – October 14, 2021

Place

GAPA’s virtual platform

Concept

The Global Alcohol Policy Alliance Virtual Event 2021 will be held 12-14 October 2021, in the same week that was originally planned for GAPC 2021. While GAPC has been postponed to 2023, the GAPA Virtual Event will offer interactive sessions in different time zones. Each day there will be a session with key-note speakers which will be followed by a regional session with comments from a panel of regional representatives and discussion among participants.

Says Sally Casswell, Chair of GAPA: “We look forward to co-hosting a successful Global Alcohol Policy Conference in Cape Town in 2023. Meanwhile we anticipate an interesting programme in the GAPA Virtual Event in October this year and the opportunity for regional networking to take place.”

Program and speakers

PROGRAM

The GAPA Virtual Event will offer interactive sessions in different time zones. Each day there will be a session with key-note speakers which will be followed by a regional session with comments from a panel of regional representatives and discussion among participants.

For each of the three days, see the programme outline and daily time schedules for each region below:

SPEAKERS

Key note speakers

  • Ms. Gianna Gayle Amul, Advisor at Research for Impact Singapore; Board Member of the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance; Secretary of the Asia Pacific Alcohol Policy Alliance.
  • Professor Thomas F. Babor, Professor and former Chairman in the Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, USA; Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
  • Professor Sally Casswell, social scientist, Director of SHORE and Co-director of the SHORE and Whariki Research Centre at Massey University.
  • Associate Professor Michael Livingston, statistician and public health researcher; Alcohol Program of the National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University in Australia
  • Dr. Nason Hessari Maani, Assistant Professor of Public Health Evaluation at the London School of Hygiene in Tropical Medicine, where he works as part of the SPECTRUM consortium; advisor to the Rockefeller Foundation-Boston University 3-D Commission.
  • Ms Patti Rundal, Trustee of the 100-member Sustain (the alliance for better food and farming); a founder and Secretariat of the Baby Feeding Law Group; a member of the Infant Feeding in Emergencies core group; a leader in campaigns such as the Nestle Boycott.
  • Dr Bundit Sornpaisarn, MD, PhD, Project Scientist, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada; Assistant professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada; and Adjunct staff, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, Thailand.
  • Dr Thaksaphon (Mek) THAMARANGSI, Director of the International Health Policy Program-Thailand (IHPP).

Registration

Register for the event, here.