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Saturday 19 - Workshop6, What information is needed for alcohol policy - the role of knowledge transfer

Objective: One base for successful actions in alcohol policy is having the right information. This workshop shall define, together with the participants' experiences, the following aspects of knowledge transfer:

What information is needed?

  • Do different actors need different information?
  • Who creates the scientific information?
  • How can information be given to the activators in the field of alcohol policy?

What information does the government need for a progressive alcohol policy?, Irene Abderhalden Sommerfeld, Ministry of Health, Berne Switzerland

The experiences of SIPA in knowledge transfer: from science to action, Matthias Meyer, Swiss Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Problems (SIPA), Lausanne, Switzerland

Databases and sources of international information, Dr Peter Anderson, Policy Advisor, Eurocare