NordAN conference 2021
November 19 - November 20
The NordAN Conference and General Assembly meeting will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania on November 19-20, 2021. In case the COVID situation doesn´t allow a physical gathering, the meetings will move online.
The main theme of the conference will be different interferences around alcohol and drug policies. Economic operators, political ideologies and bad data, to name the main ones. The conference will also address alcohol and cancer, COVID-19 and opioid issues.
Stay tuned for updates and mark the dates down.
Friday, November 19
10.00 Welcome and introduction (30 minutes)
Nijole Gostautaite Midttun
Peter Allebeck, NordAN president
Lithuanian ministry representative …
The interfering role of the alcohol industry (30 minutes each)
Alcohol industry´s role – Professor Mark Petticrew, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Farm sales process in Sweden – Emil Juslin, European Policy Officer, IOGT-NTO
Oljefondets alkoholproblem-campaign in Norway – Nils Garnes, Policy Officer in IOGT in Norway
13.00 PLENARY 2
Hopeless battle with political ideologies, party worldviews (clash between evidence-based and worldview)
Aurelijus Veryga, Member of Lithuanian Parliament, former Health Minister.
14.00 PLENARY 3
Troubles caused by bad data and bad science
Professor Jürgen Rehm, Senior Scientist, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research and Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Mariann Skar, former Secretary-General, Eurocare
Lauri Beekmann, Executive director, NordAN – Confusion over Estonia´s per capita consumption data
15.00 COFFEE BREAK
15.30 Plenary 4
Opioid problem in Nordic and Baltic countries
Moderated by Nijole Gostautaite Midttun (NTAKK, Lithuania)
Peter Moilanen, Head of The Swedish Drug Policy Centre, NPC (Sweden)
Stig Erik Sørheim, head of the International Department of Actis (Norway)
Dr. Robertas Badaras, board member of Lithuanian National Coalition on Tobacco and Alcohol Control (Lithuania)
END OF DAY ONE
17.15 – NordAN General Assembly meeting
19.30 – DINNER OR RECEPTION
Saturday, November 20
9.00 Overview of the first day and introduction to the second
How to manage the interferences from plenaries 1, 2 and 3? Advocacy best practices.
Florence Berteletti, Secretary General, Eurocare
10.30 COFFEE BREAK
11.00 Plenary 6 –
Alcohol and COVID-19. What have we learned from this period?
Panel discussion – representatives from member organisations from different countries
Marja Pakarinen, EHYT Executive Director (Finland)
12.00 Plenary 7
# What´s the situation in Lithuanian alcohol policy?
# Alcohol and cancer – link that is still unknown to many
Dr Eeva Ollila, Senior Medical Officer at the Cancer Society of Finland
# Women´s section meeting