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Webinar: Policy Approaches to Alcohol and Cancer Prevention: Resources, Results, and Gaps



July 18, 2023 - 1:00 PM to July 18, 2023 - 2:00 PM


Policy approaches to behavioral risk factors for cancer are widely believed to be important elements of successful efforts at cancer prevention and control. Alcohol is a leading risk factor for cancer, yet relatively little policy research has directly addressed alcohol and cancer prevention. In this webinar, three speakers will highlight the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) along with alcohol and cancer policy research and gaps.

The webinar aims to raise awareness and promote interest of both cancer prevention and control and alcohol research, as well as resources for alcohol policy approaches to cancer prevention.

This webinar is part of the Alcohol and Cancer Webinar Series.

Reasonable Accommodations

Closed captioning will be available to all participants. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should contact Requests should be made at least five business days in advance of the event.


"Alcohol policy and public health: research tools and perspectives"
Presenter: Gregory Bloss, M.A., M.P.P.
Program Director for Economic and Policy Studies,
Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research,
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
"APIS now and where it is headed"
Presenter: Alicia Sparks, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Project Director for NIAAA’s Alcohol Policy Information System,
Senior Principal, Communication Services,
Synergy Enterprises, Inc.

"APIS influence on cancer incidence"
Presenter: Timothy Naimi, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research,
Professor, School of Public Health and Social Policy,
University of Victoria, Canada


Moderator: David Berrigan, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director, Health Behaviors Research Branch,
NCI Behavioral Research Program

Event Category: Lecture

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