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HRB staff presenting at the Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2020

The conference takes place every two years and is the leading forum globally for alcohol policy makers, advocates, researchers, civil society activists and practitioners to discuss reducing alcohol-related harm on a global level.

Dublin Castle courtyard

The Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2020 conference takes place in Dublin Castle from Monday 9 March to Wednesday 11 March 2020. There will be a number of side events associated with the main conference and these will take place on Sunday 8 March and Thursday 12 March.

Researchers from the HRB will present a number of papers and / or posters on the following topics:

  • Anne Doyle: Policy addressing impact of alcohol on fire mortality in ageing population required (Poster).
  • Claire O’Dwyer: Distribution of alcohol-related harm in Ireland: Evidence for the prevention paradox (Poster).
  • Deirdre Mongan: The tactics used by the alcohol industry to influence policy in Ireland (Oral presentation).
  • Michael O’Sullivan: The impact of alcohol in drowning deaths in Ireland, 2004-2016. (Poster).
  • Anne-Marie Carew: Treatment data - an evidence base to inform and measure alcohol policy’ (Poster).

The overall conference theme is: 'Alcohol, Equity and Global Health: the benefit of alcohol control for sustainable development for all'. This reflects the mission of the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA), which is to 'reduce alcohol-related harm worldwide by promoting science-based policies independent of commercial interests'.