National Alcohol Summit

13 Oct 2014

Event Details 

Join us for this important forum. 

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The AMA’s National Alcohol Summit will look at the impact of excessive alcohol use across several different domains including alcohol-related violence and the social costs of alcohol; culture, advertising and sport; the harmful use of alcohol in Indigenous communities; and Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. 

The Summit will bring together representatives from all tiers of government, community leaders, medical and health experts, police, families of victims, and other stakeholders to develop practical measures and enduring solutions. 

The AMA has been a consistent public voice raising awareness of alcohol-related harms and the need for a comprehensive national response. As doctors, we are often at the frontline in dealing with the effects of drinking. The devastating effects of excess alcohol use are comprehensive, and their prevalence is far reaching. The AMA believes that the solutions must be equally comprehensive and far reaching.  

The National Alcohol Summit will culminate in a recommended plan of action for the Australian Government to implement real and tangible solutions. 


AMA National Summit on Alcohol - Session 1 (Violence and the social costs of alcohol)


AMA National Summit on Alcohol - Session 2 (Domestic Violence)




AMA National Summit on Alcohol - Session 3 (Culture, sport and alcohol)



AMA National Summit on Alcohol - Session 4 (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder)


  • Prof Elizabeth Elliott AM, Paediatrics and Child Health, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney
    NHMRC Practitioner Fellow
    Paediatrics and Child Health, Children’s Hospital, Westmead 
  • Ms Sue Miers AM, Chairperson, National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (Download presentation, pptx 1.27MB)
  • Mr Graham Perrett MP, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Attorney General
  • Dr Richard Kidd, Deputy Chair, AMA Council of General Practice
    AMA Federal Councillor (Download presentation, pptx 1.1MB)


AMA National Summit on Alcohol - Session 5 (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - cont.) (Live)



AMA National Summit on Alcohol - Session 6 (Alcohol harm and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people)


  • Mr Mick Gooda, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner
    Co-Chair of Close the Gap Steering Committee 
  • Dr Pat Anderson, Chair Lowitja Institute
    A/Prof Ted Wilkes AO, Aboriginal Research Programs, National Drug Research Institute
    Curtin University (Download presentation, pptx 174.71 KB)
  • Dr John Boffa, Chief Medical Officer, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (CAAC)
    A/Prof National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University
    Speaking on behalf of the Peoples Alcohol Action Coalition

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