On Wednesday, 12 June, 2019, PAHO will hold the fifth session of the Alcohol and Health Webinar Series, titled "Can the Americas reduce harmful use of alcohol by 2030?".
Alcohol use is a leading risk factor for global disease burden, and data on alcohol exposure are crucial to evaluate progress in achieving global non-communicable disease targets as well as SDG target 3.5. A recent modeling study published in the Lancet, presents data from 1990–2017 with forecasts up to 2030. In this webinar, a detailed analysis of the regional situation regarding alcohol consumption will be presented by Dr Jürgen Rehm, one of the leading authors of this study, along with implications for policy actions urgently needed in most countries of the Region.
The session will be in English and Spanish.
- DATE: Wednesday, 12 June 2019
- TIME: 12.30 pm EDT
– Can the Americas reduce harmful use of alcohol by 2030? - Dr Jürgen Rehm
Note: The registration link will serve to register to the whole webinar series. If you are already registered for the webinar series, there is no need to do it again.
Dr Jürgen Rehm, senior scientist at Center for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada, PAHO/WHO collaborating center
- 9:30 am - Los Angeles
- 10:30 am - San Salvador, Tegucigalpa
- 11:30 am - Bogotá, Lima, Mexico City, Quito, Kingston
- 12:30 pm - Bridgetown, La Paz, Sto. Domingo
- 1:30 pm - Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile
For other cities, you can estimate the time in the following link. Please, note that on 10 March, Washington DC will change to Daylight Saving Time. Take that in account when you estimate the time in your zone
Alcohol and Health Webinar Series
The Mental Health and Substance Abuse Unit will be coordinating a series of webinars on Alcohol and Health throughout 2019. The webinar series is aimed at 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.