Mature Enjoyment of Alcohol in Society

2008 Conference Programme

9.00 Registration and Refreshments


9.30 Chairperson’s Welcome and Introduction

Mr Pat Cox, former President, European Parliament



9.40 Opening Address

 Pat The Cope Gallagher, T.D., Minister for Health Promotion and Food Safety, Department of Health and Children

Biography Address


9.50 Sustaining Progress Special Initiative on Alcohol

Mr. Peter Cassells, Chairman, National Centre for Partnership and Performance, and Chairman of

Sustaining Progress Special Initiative on Alcohol Misuse

Biography Abstract Presentation


10.20 European Union Alcohol Strategy and the EU Alcohol and Health Forum

Mr. Robert Madelin, Director General DG Sanco, European Commission Directorate - General Health

and Consumer Protection

Biography Abstract Presentation


10.50 Refreshments


11.10 Irish Road Safety Partnerships 

Mr. Noel Brett, Chief Executive, Road Safety Authority

Biography Abstract Presentation


11.40 An Industry Perspective on Partnership on Ireland 

Ms. Rosemary Garth, Director, Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland

Biography Abstract Presentation


11.10 Community Partnerships - A Local Perspective

Ms. Liz McAvoy, Programme Manager, Cork City Cares

Biography Abstract Presentation


12.40 Discussion


13.00 Lunch

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