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Drug and Alcohol Review is focusing its March edition on the National Health and Medical Research Council Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol (the Guidelines). To coincide with the release, FARE, the Drug and Alcohol Review, and the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research (CAPR) will host a special forum to explore the role of the guidelines in reducing risky drinking in Australia.
The forum will explore:
The forum will present new research on the awareness of the Guidelines by Australians, and the ability of the Guidelines to influence perceptions. The forum will involve representatives from the Department of Health and Ageing, the Australian National Preventive Health Agency, and a range of public health organisations including:
The morning will finish with a panel discussion to critically examine the value of the Guidelines in communicating information about alcohol to the general public, and what these messages should be.
RSVP by Wednesday 29 February 2012.