Helena Cortez-Pinto (MD, PhD), specialist in Gastroenterology. She is interested in alcoholic and nonalcoholic fatty liver, nutrition, and public health. Helena is full professor in Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa (FML), since 2017, and Director of the Clínica Universitária de Gastrenterologia. Activities include teaching pre and post-graduate students. She is director of the Hepatology Unit of Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte. Helena is Policy Councillor for EASL EU affairs, since April 2016. Helena is associate editor of Liver International. Published more than one hundred scientific articles in indexed journals including JAMA, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Journal of Hepatology and Liver International.

My name is Rick Kamphuis and I am a professional Peer worker in addiction care for Tactus Verslavingszorg under InTact recovery and self-help.I help to develop and set up projects which are carried out by addicted people in our professional settings, so they can, just as I did, professionalise their weaknesses into strengths, help others and get a living out of it. I am also involved with the European Mutual Help Network for Alcohol-Related Problems (EMNA) as the Chair President and want to spread the word on a European level.

Founder and President of Associació Rauxa. MD and PhD from the Faculty of Medicine of the Clinic and Provincial Hospital of the University of Barcelona. Diploma in Public Health, as well as one master’s degree, in drug addiction studies, awarded by the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Barcelona. Collaborated and presented work at Socidrogalcohol, Spanish Society of Dual Pathology (SEPD), Street Medicine Symposium and Eurocare.. Was awarded the Medal Josep Trueta for health merit 2008, Ministry of Health, Government of Catalonia.

Andrew Fraser is Director of Public Health Science with NHS Health Scotland.  He was Director of Public Health in NHS Highland from 1994-97, Deputy Chief Medical Officer in the Health Department of the Scottish Office, then Scottish Executive from 1997-2003 where he was responsible for advice on Public Health Policy.  From 2003-2012, he worked in the Scottish Prison Service as Director of Health and Care, where he also co-directed the WHO co-ordinating centre to improve prisoners health.  His current focus is on public health reform, and ways to tackle health inequalities in Scotland. He chairs the MESAS Governance Board, the programme set up to monitor and evaluate Scotland’s alcohol strategy and specifically Minimum Unit Pricing.

Prof Emanuele Scafato, MD, MSc, is Director of the National Observatory on Alcohol (NOA) and of the WHO Collaborating Centre Research & Health Promotion on Alcohol , Senior Researcher at  National Centre on Addictions and Doping at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità ( ISS, Nat. Inst. of Health), Rome, Italy, Gastroenterologist, epidemiologist former Director of the ISS Population’s Health and Health Determinants Unit. NOA performs research, assessment, prevention and training in Epidemiology and Public Health, formally appointed to provide the report and the data (by Law 125/2001) to be sent to the Parliament each year  by the Minister of Health. The NOA  is in charge, by decree of the Council of the Ministries, for the Italian monitoring system on alcohol SISMA.


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