CFAR seminar: Alcohol and Injuries: Emergency Department Studies in an International Perspective Event as iCalendar


03 December 2015

12:30 - 1:30am

Venue: Function Room 730-220

Location: School of Population Health, University of Auckland Tāmaki Innovation Campus, 261 Morrin Road, St Johns, Auckland

Host: Centre for Addiction Research and School of Population Health

Contact info: Dr Bridget Kool

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Professor Cheryl Cherpitel

This seminar will cover:

  • Background on death and disability from injuries attributable to alcohol
  • Background and scope of the international collaborative ED studies on alcohol and injury
  • Examples of analysis from these studies including the dose-response relationship of alcohol and risk of injury, and the association of alcohol-related injury with individual-level and societal-level volume and pattern of drinking and alcohol-control policy
  • Other uses of these data globally.
Professor Cherpitel is a senior scientist at the Public Health Institute’s Alcohol Research Group and Associate director of the US National Alcohol Research Center. She is an adjunct professor at the Berkeley's School of Public Health (University of California), and Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Alcohol Epidemiology and Injury. Her research includes the epidemiology of alcohol and injury in emergency room (ER) and primary care settings and in the general population, and the identification of alcohol use disorders and brief intervention in the ER. This work has resulted in the development of a brief screening instrument, the Rapid Alcohol Problems Screen (RAPS4) for problem drinking, and in the ongoing international collaboration, the Emergency Room Collaborative Alcohol Analysis Project (ERCAAP) which includes nearly 100 sites in 30 countries.