Selected alcohol events and dates forthcoming in 2017:
Alcohol Research UK's 2017 conference, ‘Working together: people, practice and policy in alcohol research’, takes place on Wednesday, 5th April 2017 in London. The event will explore co-production and collaboration in alcohol research and practice and consider how sharing experience can help to bridge the gaps between research and practice. Further details here or book your place through the Eventbrite page - early bird rate of £120 still available until 31 January.
Preceding the 2017 conference, the Alcohol Research UK Postgraduate and Early Career Symposium 2017 takes place on Tuesday, 4th April 2017 in London. The Symposium will culminate in an Evening Reception and Networking Event in Central London entitled ‘Ask an expert?: Who knows what in alcohol harm reduction?’. See here for more information including a call for posters, or book your free ticket here.
A conference flyer [pdf] has been released for the New Directions in the Study of Alcohol Group (NDSAG) 41st Annual Conference 2017, which takes place in Weston Super Mare on 10-13th of May. The conference will explore perspectives of drinkers and services within the current landscape of commissioning and policy, and findings from key practice and research.
The conference will also include an inaugural symposium of the Addiction Theory Network, which seeks to challenge the dominance of the brain disease model of addiction and its implications for policy and practice.
Drinking Bodies: Alcohol, Embodiment & Social Difference
On the 22 May 2017 at the University of Manchester, the British Sociological Association (BSA) hosts a conference exploring 'Drinking Bodies: Alcohol, Embodiment & Social Difference', aimed at researchers investigating socio-cultural patterns and practices of alcohol consumption. Abstracts are being invited until 27 January 2017. See here for further details.
The 43rd Kettil Bruun Society (KBS) Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol Symposium will take place on 5-9 June 2017, hosted by the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group at ScHARR. The Kettil Bruun Society aims to investigate social, epidemiological and cross-cultural research on alcohol use and promote the exchange of scientific knowledge and experiences among researchers.
The Symposium focuses on discussion of pre-circulated papers reporting ongoing, as yet unpublished work and is popular as a way to get early input or "live peer review" ahead of submitting a paper. Researchers are invited to submit informative abstracts by January 20, 2017. KBS 2017 is sponsored by Alcohol Research UK, The Institute for Alcohol Studies, and the Society for the Study of Addiction. See here for further details.
Other conferences & dates
To celebrate the launch of recent editions of the SAGE Handbook of Drug and Alcohol Studies, an evening of talks and discussion on some of the key contemporary issues covered in the Handbook takes place Tuesday 21st February 2017, 4.30pm – 7pm at King’s College London, followed by refreshments. No registration currently required - Download flyer [pdf].
The fourth Contemporary Drug Problems Conference ‘Making alcohol and other drug realities’ takes place from 23-25 August, 2017, Helsinki, Finland. Abstracts call open - see here for further details.