2021 MCA Symposium

Interventions and Recovery

The next MCA Symposium is taking place on 17th November 2021 at the BMA, London.

The MCA Annual Symposium is a key event in the alcohol and health field. The symposium attracts delegates from clinical, policy and research backgrounds and across all the health specialties and disciplines. The 2021 MCA Symposium is on the theme of Interventions and Recovery and includes a programme of world-class speakers.

The Max Glatt lecture will be given by Dr Peter Rice, who has had a major role in the introduction of minimum unit price in Scotland. He will talk about how best practice measures accepted by the health community, such as minimum unit price, brief interventions and restrictions on promotions, can be turned into practice.

Bookings for this event will open in 2021. Contact Ria.Pearson@m-c-a.org.uk for information.



This year's MCA Symposium is taking place on the 13th of November 2019, central London venue to be confirmed


The full day programme will cover the topic of alcohol and health from a number of perspectives, including the relationship between addiction and alcohol, educating medical students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, student mental health, training in addiction medicine and alcohol and the liver.

This year's  Max Glatt memorial lecturer is Professor Nick Sheron.  Professor Sheron has highlighted the inexorable rise of liver disease and has used his experience as a highly effective policy influencer to support minimum unit pricing.  

There will be a dedicated session for nursing colleagues, focusing on competencies, highly relevant given the expansion of Alcohol Care Teams in hospitals.The day will also include clinical and research perspectives and the content will be of relevance to all health professionals working in the alcohol and health field.

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