Estimating alcohol harms using the International Model of Alcohol Harms and Policies (InterMAHP)

Estimating alcohol harms using the International Model of Alcohol Harms and Policies (InterMAHP)
Estimating alcohol harms using the International Model of Alcohol Harms and Policies (InterMAHP)

The Pan American Health Organization cordially invites you to participate on Wednesday 14 October, 2020, at 12.30 pm EDT,  in the webinar "Estimating alcohol harms using the International Model of Alcohol Harms and Policies (InterMAHP)". This session is part of the Alcohol and Health Webinar series. 

How to participate 

  • DATE: Wednesday, 14 October, 2020
  • TIME: 12.30 - 1.30 pm (EDT) [see below the time correspondence]
    • Event number: 171 331 2834
    • Password: QkXQ92EU37z
    • The registration link is not working in this webinar, prior the session. On the day of the event, use the link above to access to the virtual room. 

The session will be in English.


InterMAHP ( is an open access alcohol harms estimator and policy scenario modeler, allowing regions, countries and cities to quickly calculate alcohol-caused health harms. This webinar will describe and introduce InterMAHP including the underlying theories and cover the needed data requirements. The online tool will then be used to work through an example of estimating alcohol-caused harms in a PAHO country, with an eye towards alcohol policy scenario modeling. The webinar will be in English with no translations, moderated by Dra. Maristela Monteiro and presented by Adam Sherk and Sam Churchill.


Adam Sherk is a postdoctoral fellow at the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research at the University of Victoria, Canada. His research involves estimating alcohol-attributable harm and the impact of policy on drinking and harm. InterMAHP has been used to estimate alcohol-caused harms in Canada, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand, as well as provinces, states, and cities. 

Sam Churchill received their Master of Science in Mathematics from the University of Victoria and is a Research Associate at the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research. Their contributions involve the design and implementation of models to estimate the effects of alcohol policy, with emphasis on alcohol tax modeling. Their work has been commissioned by Health Canada and the Finnish alcohol monopoly Alko. 


  • 12:30 - 12:35 PM - Dr Maristela Monteiro.
  • 12:35 - 12:55 PM - Presenter: Adam Sherk
  • 12:55 - 1:15 PM - Demo: Sam Churchill 
  • 1:15 - 1:30 PM- Questions and Answers

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Time correspondence 

  •  9:30 am.- Los Angeles
  • 10:30 am. – Guatemala City,  San José, San Salvador, Tegucigalpa
  • 11:30 am. – Bogotá, Kingston, Lima, Mexico City, Panama City, Quito
  • 12.30 pm - Bridgetown, Castries, Georgetown, Havana, Port of Spain, Santo Domingo, Toronto, Washington DC
  •  1:30 pm. – Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Paramaribo, Santiago

For other cities, check the time in the following link

Alcohol and Health Webinar Series

This webinar is the seventh session of the Alcohol and Health Webinar Series for 2020, continuing the series iniciated in 2019, with the purpouse of disseminating up-to-date and accurate information about alcohol epidemiology, harms, policies and research in the Region of the Americas and globally, which in turn can be used for advocacy, policy development and implementation. 

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Access the recordings and presentations of previous webinars in the Alcohol webpage  following link: Alcohol and Health Webinar Series