Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) are delighted to announce the start of a series of lunchtime ‘Alcohol Occasional’ seminars to showcase new and innovative research on alcohol use.
All the seminars will be run in conjunction with the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and will take place from 12.30 – 14.00 at their historic premises at 9, Queen Street Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ. Lunch will be provided.
These events will provide the chance for researchers, practitioners and policy makers and members of the public to hear about new alcohol related topics and discuss and debate implications for policy and practice.
The theme for the first year of the seminars is “Alcohol and Young People”. Seminars in October and December 2013 are as follows.
31st October 2013 Jemma Lennox (MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow) 'You want people to say you have a fun life': The role of alcohol in young adults' identity creation on Facebook
19th December 2013 Dr Carly Lightowlers (John Moore’s University, Liverpool) The role of attitudes in shaping alcohol consumption and violent behaviour amongst young people in England and Wales