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  •  MCA Alcohol and Covid Free Webinar - This event is now CLOSED. A recording will be available on this page soon

        11 November 2020 12.30pm (duration approx 1 hour)

As we enter the 2nd wave of the Covid pandemic, alcohol is much in the news. The relationship between alcohol and Covid is multi-faceted. There is evidence that alcohol consumption has increased during lockdown, as have mental health problems. Access to services has been impacted. Alcohol consumption may also increase the risk of infection, for instance by causing disinhibition and reduced social distancing.  

This webinar is aimed at all health professionals working in the alcohol and health fields. There will be three short presentations by a panel of experts, followed by a question and answer session with the opportunity to submit questions for discussion. 


Chaired by Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, MCA President

Katherine Severi, Chief Executive, Institute of Alcohol Studies - Lockdown drinking: how alcohol consumption trends have responded to the pandemic 

Peter Rice, Chair of Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP)Left High and Dry? Developing self management guidance for heavy drinkers 

Chris Daly, Deputy Medical Director and Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist Covid and Alcohol in England: Rapid policy development and the impact on alcohol treatment now and in the future 



To register for this Free Webinar: Registrations are CLOSED

Once registered you will receive a zoom webinar link.  Please do not forward the zoom link on as it is unique to each e-mail address.  All attendees need to sign up via the registration page prior to the start of the webinar to gain access.

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