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Alcohol: Is our favourite drug a carcinogen? Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition-Alcohol Working Group

Toronto, Ontario
June 13, 2016

8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Room 132, 500 University Avenue

The goals of this forum are to:

  • increase awareness of alcohol as a carcinogen;
  • encourage participants to discuss related issues and initiatives in their communities; and
  • brainstorm on next steps.

Presenters include:

  • Linda Rabeneck, Vice President, Prevention and Cancer Control, Cancer Care Ontario
  • Kevin Shield, Post-doc, WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer
  • John Atkinson, Director, Cancer Prevention, Canadian Cancer Society
  • Samantha Cukier, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Beth Easton, Specialist on Cancer Prevention
  • Charles Gardner, Medical Officer of Health, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit
  • Norman Giesbrecht, Senior Scientist Emeritus, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Register with Eventbrite:

There is no registration fee. A light breakfast, coffee, and snacks will be provided. This event is wheelchair accessible.

For more information, please contact Norman Giesbrecht ( or Phat Ha (416.338.0932,

This forum is presented by the Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition-Alcohol Working Group and its member organizations: Toronto Public Health, Canadian Cancer Society, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and Cancer Care Ontario.