Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences


CFAR events - ASB Visiting Professor Thomas Babor: seminar series, August 2013

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Professor Thomas Babor with left, Professor Julia Kennedy, Head of the School of Pharmacy and right, Associate Professor Janie Sheridan, Director of the Centre for Addiction Research.

2013 ASB Visiting Professor Thomas F. Babor is a Professor and Chairman in the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, USA. His research interests include screening, diagnosis, early intervention and treatment evaluation, as well as alcohol and drug policy. He has worked with the World Health Organization on the development of Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) and the Alcohol, Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST).

He is Associate Editor-in-Chief as well as Regional Editor of the international journal,Addiction. He is the author or co-author of Drug Policy and the Public Good, andAlcohol: No Ordinary Commodity - Research and Public Policy. Both books were awarded a first prize in the public health category of the British Medical Association's book competition.

Slides and automated recordings of selected lectures are available below:

Link to seminar recording Seminar abstract Slides
Alcohol screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment in medical settings  (video link 1 of 3 below) Abstract: SBIRT seminar, 7 August 2013(244.8KB PDF) Slides: SBIRT seminar, 7 August 2013(1.5MB PDF)
Treatment for alcohol and other substance use disorders – a public health perspective  (video link 2 of 3 below)
Abstract: Treatment seminar, 14 August 2013(244.8KB PDF) Slides: Treatment seminar, 14 August 2013(660.6KB PDF) 
Translating research into practice: The WHO Global Strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol (direct link to video recording of seminar) Abstract: WHO Global Strategy seminar, 15 August 2013(239.5KB PDF) Slides: WHO Global Strategy seminar, 15 August 2013(343.3KB PDF)
Alcohol marketing, the alcohol industry and their impact on binge drinking by adolescents (video link 3 of 3 below)
Abstract: Alcohol marketing public lecture, 15 August 2013(276.4KB PDF) Slides: Alcohol marketing public lecture, 15 August 2013(720.5KB PDF)
Alcohol screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment in medical settings
Alcohol Marketing, the alcohol industry and their impact on binge drinking by adolescents
Treatment for alcohol and other substance use disorders - a public health perspective