Dr Mackay was elected as Vice President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in November 2016. He qualified from Edinburgh University in 1984 and undertook his postgraduate medical training in Edinburgh and London before taking up his first Consultant post in General Medicine / Respiratory Medicine in Paisley in 1993. He moved to his present post as a Consultant Respiratory Physician in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in 1996 and became the Director of the Sleep / NIV service there in 2006

Dr Vesna-Kerstin Petrič is Head of Division for Health Promotion and Prevention of Non-communicable Diseases at the Ministry of Health, Slovenia. She graduated in Medicine at University of Ljubljana and earned a Master Degree in Public Health and Clinical Aspects of Addiction at University of London. Dr Petrič has an extensive national and international experience in working on public health policies and a proven track record of leadership on politically demanding health issues.

Myriam Savy is Head of Communication and Advocacy at ANPAA (National Association of Prevention in Alcohology and Addictology), main French non-profit organization managing care and prevention centers all across France. Myriam is responsible for leading actions aiming at better integrating health issues in public policies, in particular to promote the reduction of alcohol’s and other addictions’ risks. Previously, she has worked 8 years at Transparency International France and gained a strong expertise in lobbying issues. Myriam Savy graduated from Sciences Po Bordeaux and detains a Master Degree in Political sciences and International Relations.

Manuel is Deputy General-Director of the Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies General Directorate since February 2012 and member of the Executive Board of the Institute on Drugs and Drug Addiction from 2005 to 2012. A medical doctor by profession and public health consultant, with a post-graduation in Occupational Medicine and Health Management, Dr Cardoso has 20 years’ experience on health, drugs and alcohol issues and since 1998 holds management positions in public administration. At the international level, he has represented Portugal at the “Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action” and was the executive coordinator of RARHA Joint Action.

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