25, 2013 – Alcohol costs the Canadian economy
$14.6 billion in indirect health care and social costs each year and is one
of the leading contributors to disease and disability in the Americas. From
pricing and retail availability to advertising and the legal drinking age, many
factors affect the harms alcohol poses to a community.
On Wednesday, March 6, 2013, the Centre for Addiction and
Mental Health (CAMH), will host a symposium to release the results of “Strategies to Reduce Alcohol-Related Harms and Costs in Canada: A
Comparison of Provincial Policies,” a
national report aimed at improving
the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the research team collected
and analyzed detailed information on 10 alcohol policy dimensions across
10 provinces. Each province was scored on the degree to which they have
implemented precautionary alcohol policies.
- Norman Giesbrecht Senior
Scientist, CAMH, Toronto
- Nicole April Médecin-conseil,
Institut national de santé publique du Québec
- Mark Asbridge Associate
Professor, Dalhousie University, Halifax
- Andrew Murie Chief Executive Officer, Mothers
Against Drunk Driving, Oakville
- Tim Stockwell Director,
Centre for Addictions Research of B.C., Victoria
- Gerald Thomas Policy Analyst, Gerald Thomas
& Associates, Summerland, B.C.
March 6, 2013
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30
Location: 33 Russell Street, CAMH Meeting Centre, Room 2029, Toronto
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and
addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research
centres in its field. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education,
policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people
affected by mental health and addiction issues. CAMH is fully affiliated with
the University of
Toronto, and is a Pan
American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.
For more information, please visit www.camh.ca.
more information or to confirm attendance, please contact: Michael Torres;
(416) 595-6015; firstname.lastname@example.org.