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On Wednesday, 12 June, 2019, PAHO will hold the fifth session of the Alcohol and Health Webinar Series, titled "Can the Americas reduce harmful use of alcohol by 2030?".

Alcohol use is a leading risk factor for global disease burden, and data on alcohol exposure are crucial to evaluate progress in achieving global non-communicable disease targets as well as SDG target 3.5. A recent modeling study published in the Lancet, presents data from 1990–2017 with forecasts up to 2030. In this webinar, a detailed analysis of the regional situation regarding alcohol consumption will be presented by Dr Jürgen Rehm, one of the leading authors of this study, along with implications for policy actions urgently needed in most countries of the Region.

The session will be in English and Spanish. 

  • DATE: Wednesday, 12 June 2019
  • TIME: 12.30 pm EDT

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– English: 


Can the Americas reduce harmful use of alcohol by 2030? - Dr Jürgen Rehm

Note: The registration link will serve to register to the whole webinar series. If you are already registered for the webinar series, there is no need to do it again.


Dr Jürgen Rehm, senior scientist at Center for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada, PAHO/WHO collaborating center

Dr Jürgen Rehm is a senior scientist holding appointments in several leading institutions from around the world, including the Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research in Canada, Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute in Canada; the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Toronto, ON, Canada; Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Institute of Medical Science, the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, and the I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russian Federation. Dr Rehm has published extensively in the scientific literature related to alcohol epidemiology, related methodologies and burden, serving as a consultant to PAHO and WHO for many years.

Time Correspondence

  • 9:30 am - Los Angeles
  • 10:30 am - San Salvador, Tegucigalpa
  • 11:30 am - Bogotá, Lima, Mexico City, Quito, Kingston
  • 12:30 pm - Bridgetown, La Paz, Sto. Domingo
  • 1:30 pm - Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile

For other cities, you can estimate the time in the following link. Please, note that on 10 March, Washington DC will change to Daylight Saving Time. Take that in account when you estimate the time in your zone

Alcohol and Health Webinar Series

alcohol webinar series square 2The Mental Health and Substance Abuse Unit will be coordinating a series of webinars on Alcohol and Health throughout 2019. The webinar series is aimed at disseminating up-to-date and accurate information about alcohol epidemiology, harms, policies and research in the Region of the Americas and globally, which in turn can be used for advocacy, policy development and implementation.

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