GAPC 2017 will be co-hosted by the Foundation for
Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), Public Health Association of
Australia (PHAA), National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA)
and Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA).
The conference will be held over three days from
Wednesday 4 to Friday 6 October 2017 at the Pullman Albert Park
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
This conference's theme of Mobilising for Change
- Alcohol policy and the evidence for
action builds on earlier conferences' translation of
evidence into action and recognises the increasing momentum around
the world to stop harm caused by alcohol.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated
that alcohol consumption caused 3.3 million deaths in 2012 - nearly
six percent of all deaths worldwide. With a multitude of short-term
and long-term health risks associated with alcohol consumption
(including alcohol poisoning, increased cancer risk, motor vehicle
crashes, alcohol dependence and alcoholism, homicides, suicides,
stillbirths, heart disease and stroke), communities are often
desperate for effective measures to stem the tide.
GAPC 2017 forges links between the evidence and
action using rigorous alcohol policy research to inform effective
responses at local, state, national and international
Previous conferences have also focused on
advocacy, overcoming vested interests in alcohol policy
development, and the need for international collaboration. GAPC
2017 will maintain this tradition.
Each day of the GAPC 2017 will be distinct. A
diverse range of speakers, will provide opportunities for
discussion about their research and experience and how these can be
applied to alcohol policy environments and reinvigorate efforts to
reduce alcohol-related harm worldwide.
This three day conference will explore a range of
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