The Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs


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Commercial determinants of health: Public health and the marketing and sales of alcohol, other drugs, and gambling

calendar icon Friday 26 July 2024
clock icon 0830 - 1700

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Room 920, Melbourne Law School  + Online

location icon 185 Pelham St, Carlton Victoria


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APSAD’s 2024 one-day Symposium is concerned with the commercial determinants of health and the regulation of legal markets in the different commodities with which APSAD is concerned – alcohol, nicotine and other drugs and gambling.  These commodities are all attractive, but on the other hand, the source of health and welfare problems, and so need to be controlled, limiting their marketing and sale in the interests of public health and welfare.  Each commodity area has its own regulatory systems, and research and regulation can benefit from looking across the four areas. 

 The Symposium will thus consider issues in the marketing and availability of each area in turn: alcohol, gambling, cannabis, prescription medicines and tobacco/vaping. It will have a dedicated session exploring the role of technology in the regulation and research of these commodities, as well as a session on perspectives of Aboriginal peoples about the marketing and sale of these commodities. The final session of the day will be a panel on what can be learned across commodity areas for future research and regulation agendas.

Scholarships available for APSAD members

We are pleased to be able to offer scholarships for rural and remote members in Victoria to attend the 2024 APSAD Melbourne Symposium.

→ More information and the application form - applications have now closed.


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