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Health is high on the European Agenda as noted in President von der Leyen’s State of the Union speech, the European Commission’s Work Programme 2021, the ENVI Report on the EU4Health programme and the first meetings of the Special Committee on Beating Cancer.

Europe Beating Cancer Plan is expected around the 9th December – so now is the time to call for action and ensure prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm is included.

Webinars

1Alcohol and Cancer (#1 Webinar)

November 16th, 2020 @ 15:00 (CET)

  • Tiziana Codenotti, Eurocare President
  • Nino Berdzuli, Director WHO Regional Office Europe
  • Isabelle Soerjomataram, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
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  • Carina Ferreira-Borges, European Office for the Prevention and Control of NCDs, WHO Regional Office for Europe
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  • Jürgen Rehm, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research & Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada
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  • Marcus Peck, United European Gastroenterology (UEG)
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  • Alejandro Forner, European Association for the study of the liver
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15:00  Welcome and introductions

  • Tiziana Codenotti, Eurocare President

15:10  Alcohol and Cancer

  • Nino Berdzuli, Director, WHO Regional Office Europe, World Health Organization

15:20  The impact of Alcohol drinking to the burden of Cancer in WHO European Region

  • Isabelle Soerjomataram, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

15:30 WHO’s new Alcohol and Cancer factsheet: Appeal for better prevention

  • Carina Ferreira-Borges, European Office for the Prevention and Control of NCDs, WHO Regional Office for Europe

15:40. How many cancers can we prevent when increasing alcohol excise tax?

  • Jürgen Rehm, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research & Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada

15:50  Alcohol and Digestive Cancer – a need for action

  • Marcus Peck, United European Gastroenterology (UEG)

16:00. Alcohol and liver cancer – need for action

  • Alejandro Forner, European Association for the study of the liver

16:10  Conclusions

  • Tiziana Codenotti, Eurocare President

16:15 Finish

 

Alcohol and Covid-19 (#2 Webinar)

November 17th, 2020 @ 15:00 (CET)

  • Tiziana Codenotti, Eurocare President
  • Carina Ferreira-Borges, European Office for the Prevention and Control of NCDs, WHO Regional Office for Europe
  • Jürgen Rehm, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research & Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada
  • Emanuele Scafato, EUFAS, ISS, SIA
  • Nick Sheron, EASL
  • Mathieu Capouet – Belgium
  • Triinu That – Estonia
  • Nick Smith – Scotland

15:00  Welcome and introductions

  • Tiziana Codenotti, Eurocare President

15:10  Alcohol and COVID-19

  • Carina Ferreira-Borges, European Office for the Prevention and Control of NCDs, WHO Regional Office for Europe

15.20  What do we know about alcohol and COVID-19 in the WHO European Region so far?
First results of a pan-European survey initiative and the need for better surveillance

  • Jürgen Rehm, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research & Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada

15:30  Alcohol and post-COVID-19 era: preparedness and readiness for a renewed prevention

  • Emanuele Scafato, EUFAS, ISS, SIA

15:40  Alcohol and COVID-19 and harms to the liver

  • Nick Sheron, EASL

15:50  State actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19

  • Belgium – Mathieu Capouet
  • Estonia – Triinu That
  • Scotland – Nick Smith

16:05. Questions and Conclusions

  • Tiziana Codenotti, Eurocare President

16:15 Finish

 

Alcohol and Health Policies in Europe and UN Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) (#3 Webinar)

November 17th, 2020 @ 15:00 (CET)

  • Tiziana Codenotti, Eurocare President
  • Carina Ferreira-Borges, European Office for the Prevention and Control of NCDs, WHO Regional Office for Europe
  • Jürgen Rehm & Toni Gual, Guest Editors
  • Marko Korenjak, ELPA
  • Matthias Lohr, UEG

Programme

15:00  Welcome and introductions

  • Tiziana Codenotti, Eurocare President

15:10  WHO European Region: Alcohol consumption and sustainable development

  • Carina Ferreira-Borges, European Office for the Prevention and Control of NCDs, WHO Regional Office for Europe

15:30  Alcohol Control Policy and Health in Europe (A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)

  • Jürgen Rehm & Toni Gual, Guest Editors

15:45  Call for action

  • Marko Korenjak, ELPA President

Alcohol and pancreatic cancer: what is at stake?

  • Matthias Lohr, UEG

16:00  Questions and Conclusions

  • Tiziana Codenotti, Eurocare President

16:15  Finish

Interviews

The below interviews were conducted during the 2014 Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm.

Lauri Beekmann, European Alcohol Policy Alliance

Mathieu Carpouet, Belgian Ministry of Health _

Donald Henderson, Head of Public Health, Scottish Government
Manuel Cardoso, Executive Coordinator, RARHA
Fiona Godfrey, Director of Public Affairs, EASL
Alise Krumina, Senior expert on Tabacco/Alcohol/Drugs control, MoH
Lars Moller, WHO