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Alcohol Action NZ Conference 2022

Te Papa, Wellington, 19 October 2022 (or online)

In collaboration withSHORE & Whāriki Research Centre, Massey University.

You are invited to a one day conference with an array of experts discussing alcohol harm, evidence-based interventions, and reducing inequity through better policy.

Speakers include:

Professor Jürgen Rehm,Senior Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), and Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Toronto

and we will host the NZ book launch of the 3rd Edition of “Alcohol : No Ordinary Commodity”

Registration is essential and free.

Registration includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea at Te Papa, or online attendance.

Registration is essential and free.
Register here: EventBrite Tickets
Registration includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea at Te Papa.
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Conference programme


  • Mihi Whakatau
  • AANZ Chair’s welcome
  • Keynote speakers : The underestimated harm of alcohol
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - Valerie McGinn
  • Alcohol as a major risk factor for early onset dementia - Jürgen Rehm


  • Evidence-based alcohol policy - Jennie Connor
  • Price/affordability - Nicki Jackson
  • Availability - Michael Livingston (by video)
  • Marketing - Sally Casswell
  • Wrapping up the 5+ solution - Jennie Connor

BOOK LAUNCH ‘Alcohol No Ordinary Commodity, 3rd edition’ with Sally Casswell, Jürgen Rehm, Taisia Huckle, Tom Babor (video)


  • Opportunities for change in Aotearoa NZ - Nicki Jackson
  • Alcohol legislation and Te Tiriti o Waitangi - Kristen Maynard
  • Title TBC - Karen Wright


  • Panel Discussion with speakers, and questions from the floor - Taisia Huckle (Chair)
  • Chair’s closing remarks

CLOSE at 5pm



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