Dublin has been selected as the location for the next Global Alcohol Policy Conference in 2020, the Department of Health in the Republic of Ireland confirmed today.
The conference is held every two years and this 6th conference has a theme of ‘Alcohol Equity and Global Health: the benefit of alcohol control for sustainable development for all’.
The Conference will take place in Dublin in March 2020 and will bring together policy makers, researchers and advocates, civil society representatives and practitioners to share knowledge on alcohol issues.
Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, and Minister of State for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne TD, both welcomed the news.
Minister Harris said the enactment of the Public Health Alcohol Bill sent a message that “Ireland is serious about addressing the harms of alcohol”, and the conference is an opportunity to share best practice from across the world about addressing alcohol harm.
Find out more about the conference click here.
The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) works across alcohol policy and research on the island of Ireland. Some recent work includes:
- Report – Stakeholder engagement review of Northern Ireland’s New Strategic Direction for Alcohol and Drugs Phase 2.
- Report – Reducing alcohol related harm on the island by addressing availability - was presented to the North South Ministerial Council by IPH on behalf of the North South Alcohol Policy Advisory Group.
- Read the IPH Submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children on the Heads of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015.