NordAN Conference 2015 – Helsinki, Finland

When: 23-24 October 2015
Where: Helsinki, Finland
Location: Arthur Hotel

This years NordAN Conference takes place in Helsinki on October 23-24 under the title of “Alcohol, drugs and media scene”.

Conference takes place at the historical Arthur Hotel (Vuorikatu 19, Helsinki) –


Finland, our meeting place this year, has made recently a groundbreaking decision to ban alcohol advertising in social media. How is it done and what other countries could learn from this? How is internet used by the alcohol industry but also how could health advocates better use this important and in most cases free resource? These are some of the questions that we are going to focus in October.

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FRIDAY, October 23

10.00 Welcome
Elina Kotovirta, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Peter Allebeck, NordAN president

10.20 Plenary 1 – Alcohol advertising and the media
Gerald Hasting, University of Stirling
Kristiina Hannula, EHYT
Karl Persson, University of Gothenburg

12.00-13.00 LUNCH

13.00 Plenary 2 – Markku Soikkeli´s Remembrance seminar
Thomas F. Babor, University of Conneticut
Janne Seppänen, School of Communication, Media and Theatre, University of Tampere


Women (KSAN)
Advertising and monitoring (BTACC)
Drugs (Linda Nilsson, WFAD)
Party, party, party (Antti Maunu, EHYT)

16.45 – 18.15 NordAN GENERAL ASSEMBLY


SATURDAY, October 24

9.00 Nordic Alcohol Policy Report – Launching event – Lauri Beekmann, NordAN

9.30 Plenary 3
Hands on plenary workshop – Online tools (EHYT)


11.00 Harm to others – Passive drinking, Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues

11.30 Plenary 4 – Alcohol Policy in Nordic and Baltic countries

Moderator: Mariann Skar, Secretary General of EUROCARE
Panelists are:
Penilla Gunther, Chairman of the Nordic Councils Welfare Committee; member of Riksdag
Romualds Ražuks, Member of the Presidium of the Baltic Assembly,
Chairman of the Public Health Subcommittee of the Social and Employment Matters Committee of the of the Parliament of Latvia
Zaza Tsereteli, International Technical Advisor of the Expert Group on Alcohol and Substance Abuse at NDPHS
Stig Erik Sørheim, NordAN board member (Actis), President of EURAD.

13.00 Conclusions


14.30 NordAN General Assembly


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