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Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity 3 Forum

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Aldwin Stokes Auditorium, 250 College Street (College and Spadina)

A free forum entitled Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity 3: Emerging
Evidence on the Links Between Alcohol Promotion and Risky Drinking.

Recent research has shown that alcohol advertising increases awareness
about alcohol, creates a pro-attitude towards drinking, and may lead to
heavier or more frequent drinking among young people, putting them at
risk for a multitude of public health and safety problems. This forum
will consist of theoretical research on alcohol promotion and risky
drinking among youth, the laws surrounding alcohol advertising and
effects on trade treaties, and opportunities to discuss current and
future provincial and local initiatives being pursued to address this
public health issue.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Dr. David Jernigan, Center for Alcohol Marketing and Youth, Washington, DC
  • Dr. Marvin Krank, Lead Researcher, Project on Adolescent Trajectories and Health, Vancouver, BC
  • Michelle Swenarchuk, LLB, Lawyer, Toronto, ON
  • Joe Rock, Ontario Public Health Association
  • Rebecca Fortin, Association to Reduce Alcohol Promotion in Ontario
  • Pat Hadju, Thunder Bay Health Unit
  • Stephen Gard, Windsor FOCUS

To register, please visit 
Space is limited and registration will close early if we reach
capacity. The deadline to register is Friday, February 24, 2006. We
hope to see you there!