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.

2013 Programme

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

We are currently drafting the programme for the 2014 events but please put the following dates in your diary: 27th February, 24th April, 26th June 2014. If you are interested in presenting your own research, please get in touch with us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Important: Places for all events are strictly limited and we need you to confirm if you would like to attend these events. You can do this by emailing Anne-Marie Barry on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm. If you have not booked, you will not have a place.

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