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NordAN conference and annual meeting

October 11 - October 12

NordAN conference: „Alcohol and drugs in a changing society“

October 11-12, 2019

Helsinki, Finland

Hotel Arthur

 

PROGRAM

Friday, October 11

10.00 Welcome and introduction

Peter Allebeck, NordAN president

Juha Mikkonen, EHYT

Keynote presentations

Pekka Puska – Former Director of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare

Jevgeni Ossinovski – Former Minister of Health, Estonia

Tim Stockwell – University of Victoria, Canada – „Finnish alcohol policy at the crossroads: Alternative health, safety and economic outcomes of tighter or looser regulatory systems“

11.45 LUNCH

12.45 SPECIAL PLENARY
Vytenis Andriukaitis – EU Health Commissioner

13.30 Plenary I – State of the Monopolies
Leena Laitinen, Managing Director of Alko (Finland)
Anna Raninen, Responsible for Alcohol Research at Systembolaget (Sweden)

14.30 COFFEE BREAK

15.00 Plenary II – Learning from North American drug policy experience
Stig Erik Sørheim, Actis, president of EURAD
​”Critics say that the world blindly followed the US into a global war on drugs. Are we now blindly following them into legalization?”

15.45 Speed dating – ca 5 spots (3×15 min)
Women´s group – Leena Harake (KSAN)
Labelling – Mariann Skar (Eurocare)
The KUPLA “Students reforming substance use culture” project – Emi Maeda (EHYT)
10 000 signatures for raising the age limit in Latvia – Raivis Ievins
Cannabis – Karin Ranta (EHYT)

END OF DAY ONE

17.00 – NordAN General Assembly meeting

18.30-19.30 – The evening reception is organised by the office of The Mayor of Helsinki City at the Old Town Hall

Saturday, October 12

9.00 Overview of the first day and introduction to the second – Anne Babb, General Secterary of IFBC
How should the changing scene influence alcohol policy in Nordic/Baltic countries and EU?

Plenary III
What is the future of European alcohol policy? The WHO European Action Plan to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol is due to end in 2020, and there is no new European Alcohol Strategy.
Carina Ferreira-Borges, WHO Europe, Moscow
Tiziana Codenotti, President, Eurocare
Eric Carlin – Director of Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems

10.30 COFFEE BREAK

11.00 Plenary IV – Political youth organisations and their views on alcohol policy
– Overview and results of the SAFF project
– Roundtable, panel discussion, with representatives from a number of political youth organisations
– Comments from project partners

12.00 Plenary V – Changing but still moving forward. Progress in Nordic alcohol policy.
Dr Ülla-Karin Nurm, Director of the NDPHS (Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being) Secretariat
​Nina Rehn-Mendoza
Director of Public Health, and Nadja Frederiksen, Senior Adviser from Nordic Welfare Centre
Heikki Hiilamo, Research Professor, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) – Alcohol industry strategies to influence the reform of the Finnish Alcohol Law

13.15 Conclusions and thanks – Peter Allebeck

LUNCH

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Details

Start:
October 11
End:
October 12
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Website:
https://la8021.wixsite.com/nordan2019

Organizer

NordAN

Venue

Unnamed Venue
Helsinki, Finland + Google Map