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FASD Seminar - 11th September 2014
Manchester (venue tbc)
Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): What do we know, what more can we do?

This seminar, organised by Drink Wise in the North West of England, will introduce FASD and investigate some of the risks and perceptions around it.

The seminar will run from 12.30-4pm.

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The theme of this year's conference will be 'Under control? Alcohol licensing and creating safer communities'.

More information from Alcohol Concern Cymru

The theme of this year's conference is the public interest purpose of licensing as it relates to communities, economic interests and the law.


Conference Chair - Lesley Riddoch


  • Alcohol licensing and the public good: historical perspectives - Dr James Nicholls, Alcohol Research UK
  • Sir Crispin Agnew QC
Coffee break

  • Is neighbourhood outlet density related to alcohol consumption and health inequalities in Scotland? - Professor Jamie Pearce and Dr Niamh Shortt, University of Edinburgh
  • Review of statements of licensing policy 2013-16 and key findings - Dr Evelyn Gillan, Alcohol Focus Scotland
  • Discussion
Lunch 1-2pm


  • Kenny MacAskill MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice
  • Strengthening the community voice in the licensing process: emerging challenges and solutions - Deborah Shipton, Glasgow Centre for Population Health and Ian Clark, Iconic Consulting
  • Discussion
  • Closing remarks


Delegates come from a range of backgrounds including licensing boards, public health, the licensed trade, Alcohol and Drug Partnerships, and the police.

Delegate cost: £149

To book your place please complete and return this booking form


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