The organizers of the Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2017 have issued an invitation for abstract submission. Deadline for submission is January 22, 2017.

Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2017: Call For Abstracts

The organizers of GAPC2017 have issued an invitation for abstract submission. Deadline for submission is January 22, 2017.

The Scientific Advisory Committee of GAPC2017 invites abstract submissions from researchers and practitioners for a range of presentation types including oral presentations, workshops, table-tops and posters.

The organizers strongly encourage abstracts from both researchers and practitioners. ‘Practitioners’ include any professional or community member working in research translation, policy, advocacy and communications. The focus of the conference is alcohol policy; abstracts that describe findings from alcohol epidemiology are welcome provided they include discussion of clear implications for policy.

Conference theme

“Mobilising for change: Alcohol policy and the evidence for action”

GAPC2017 will be held from Wednesday 4 to Friday 6 October 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. GAPC2017 will be co-hosted by the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA), Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and the National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA).

GAPC2017 will focus on advocacy, countering vested interests in alcohol policy development, and the need for international collaboration to stop the harm caused by alcohol. GAPC2017 will canvass the links between research evidence and action, to inform interventions at the local, state, national and international levels. GAPC2017 will provide an opportunity to promote evidence-based alcohol policies among a cross-section of participants free of commercial interests.

Abstract Topics

Presentations will need to have a focus on alcohol’s role and implications for policy and advocacy strategies. Authors will need to select at least one of the following topics for their abstract depending on which is most applicable. Topics include (not in order of priority):

  • Pricing policies;
  • Advertising and marketing;
  • Availability;
  • Policing and law enforcement;
  • Economic and social costs of alcohol;
  • Alcohol’s harms to others;
  • Influence in Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Impact of international trade and investment agreements;
  • Use of social and new media;
  • Vested interests and alcohol industry activity;
  • Global burden of alcohol-related non-communicable diseases, including alcohol and cancer;
  • Alcohol’s role in infectious diseases;
  • Alcohol-related violence, including family and domestic violence;
  • Child and maternal health and alcohol use;
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders;
  • Human and children’s rights;
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol; and
  • Community action to create change.


Source Website: GAPC2017