ALCOHOL POLICY CONFERENCE SERIES

Alcohol Policy 19

The 19th in a series of conferences on preventing and reducing alcohol-related problems using public policy strategies.

The alcohol policy conferences are a series that, from its outset in 1981, has been a forum for researchers, community practitioners, and public officials to meet and exchange findings, explore evidence-based solutions, and consider adoption of policies aimed at minimizing risks associated with alcohol use. The conferences have been organized by governmental, non-governmental and private organizations over the years. AP19 is coordinated by the U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance, a national coalition of local and state organizations translating alcohol policy research into public health practice and independent of commercial interests. Conference organizers can be reached by email at apconference@alcoholpolicy.org.


The AP19 Conference is co-chaired by Dr. Timothy S. Naimi, Boston Medical Center and Alicia Sparks, Vice Chair of the U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance, Abt Associates. The co-chairs were joined on the planning committee by Dr. David Jernigan, Boston University School of Public Health, and Nicole Holt, Chair of the U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance, Texans For Safe and Drug-Free Youth. 

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Alicia Sparks
apconference@alcoholpolicy.org

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Call for Proposal Abstracts

Abstract Due Date: Forthcoming 


AP19 Conference Theme: Evidence to Action
AP19 Conference Focus: Framework for Change

The AP19 Planning Committee is pleased to announce its call for proposals for concurrent sessions and poster presentations for Alcohol Policy 19. The conference will be held April 7-9, 2021 in Arlington, VA. Proposals should focus on:

  • Research findings and implementation strategies on alcohol control measures addressing alcohol-related harms in the general population.

  • Research and action on the linkages between alcohol use and chronic diseases (e.g. cancer, diabetes) violence, sexual and domestic assault and other critical public health and safety harms, both harms to self and harms to others.

  • Research-to-practice issues translating research findings into usable information (implementation research) and local planning information systems consistent with federal prevention guidelines for development of community-level prevention initiatives,

  • Policy innovations addressing the regulation of commercial and social host liability; retail licensing, land-use, and nuisance regulations; alcohol pricing and taxation; and alcohol advertising and promotion.

  • Community-based efforts (e.g., effective coalitions, community organizing campaigns, enforcement partnerships) to address alcohol-related harms, including binge and excessive alcohol consumption, and their impact on community wellbeing.

  • Relationships between local jurisdictions, state agencies, and the federal government to support community-level public policies and prevention initiatives to reduce alcohol-related risk in communities including issues around pre-emption of local control of alcohol policies and environments.

  • International collaborations to mitigate alcohol-related risk in the context of multinational alcoholic beverage marketing, promotion and availability.

  • The future of alcohol policy in the light of health care reform, trade agreements, alcohol industry strategies, changes in funding for public health surveillance and intervention research and other developments in the U.S. and global political and public health environments.

  • Excessive alcohol consumption and the role of policy for prevention in higher education, the military, communities of the global majority, vulnerable populations, women of childbearing age, and priority populations including African American, Latino, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Natives and LGBTQ among others.

  • Proposal abstracts should be submitted through the online system. All proposals will be reviewed and evaluated for acceptance based on sound and rigorous research or exemplifying excellence in public health practice. Priority will be given to submissions highlighting the progression from evidence to action in alcohol policy efforts. Further, abstracts will be evaluated based on: (1) how well it fits with the conference theme and focus, (2) quality of the presented evidence, (3) expertise and experience of the proposed presenters, and (4) likely audience interest.

Presentation Formats

Oral presentations in concurrent sessions (90 minutes):

There are three types of presentation formats for oral presentations during concurrent sessions from which to select when submitting an abstract:

  • Oral presentation –  a 20-minute spoken presentation, with time at the end for questions and answers.The spoken presentation should be accompanied by a Power Point presentation which highlights the research and/or findings of the accepted abstract. Proposals for oral presentations should include (1) goals/rationale for workshop, (2) methods/approach, (3) results/findings, and (4) conclusions. Conference organizers will attempt to group oral presentations into similar or related topics within a shared 90-minute slot.

  • Panel presentation – a 90-minute presentation convened and proposed by a primary organizer with an intent to moderate a panel of speakers engaged in discussion around a connected set of presentations. Proposals for panel presentations should include (1) goals/rationale for workshop, (2) methods/approach, (3) results/findings, and (4) conclusions. The panel will be expected to allow time for questions at the end of the panel presentation.

  • Interactive workshop presentation – a 90-minute workshop session that provides participants with the opportunity to develop new skills while engaging in deliberative discussion. An interactive workshop may be convened and proposed by an individual or a collaborative team. This may take the form of a combination of practical and/or instructional presentations combined with activities, interactive group or individual work. Proposals for interactive workshop presentations should include (1) goals/rationale for workshop, (2) outline/components of session, and (3) expected learning objectives.

Poster presentation:  Poster presentations should illustrate prevention principles in research and practice. As a visual and interactive format, posters often focus on specific programs or recent findings. Presenters will illustrate their findings by displaying charts, photographs, diagrams, and limited text on poster boards while engaging in discussion with attendees who visit and observe the poster boards. Audiovisual (A/V) or special equipment will not be available for poster presentations.