5th Annual North Texas Health Forum:
Addressing Community Alcohol Abuse Problems Through a Public Health Lens
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Sponsored by the School of Public Health, UNT Health Science Center. Co-sponsored by Tarrant County Challenge, Inc.
Note: NO CME/CE Credit Available.
Who Should Attend?
The content of this year’s Forum will inform attendees about policy positions and evidence-based practices for preventing and treating alcohol-related injuries and deaths. Attendees will be able to more effectively advocate for evidence-informed policies and practices in their communities.
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Medical Education and Training Building (MET)
1000 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
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Thursday, April 19, 2012
1:00pm Student Session: "A Conversation with the Keynote Speaker"
Note: This is a special session with a focus on students.
3:00-4:00pm Opening Session: MADD’S National and Texas Legislative Initiatives
Presented by John Ansbach
Chief Legal Officer
MADD National Office, Mothers Against Drunk Driving
4:00-5:00pm Session II: Maximizing Moments with Drinkers: Brief Interventions for Alcohol Misuse
Presented by Scott T. Walters, PhD
Professor of Behavioral and Community Health
UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health
Appetizers and Refreshments
6:00pm KEYNOTE ADDRESS: “Killin’ Time: Alcohol and Injury”
Presented by Alexander Wagenaar, PhD, Professor of Health Policy Research at the University of Florida College of Medicine, speaking on alcohol control policy options and the evidence behind them.
7:30 Closing Remarks & Adjourn
About the Keynote Speaker
Dr. Wagenaar is Professor of Health Outcomes and Policy at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has published a book, numerous book chapters, and over 170 scientific articles on social epidemiology, public health policy, legal evaluations, community intervention trials, alcohol and tobacco studies, violence prevention, traffic safety, and injury control.
He has a strong interest in evaluation of public policy changes and community-level interventions, using both randomized trial and controlled time-series research designs and statistical methods.
He currently also serves as Associate Director of the Public Health Law Research Program at Temple University, the national program office for a $17 million initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He is a scientific reviewer for two dozen journals, is a member of the Editorial Board of Prevention Science and the Journal of Safety Research, and is an Assistant Editor of the journal Addiction.
In 1999, Dr. Wagenaar received the prestigious Jellinek award for lifetime achievement in research on alcohol. In 2001 he received the Innovator’s Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and in 2004 was named by the Institute for Scientific Information as a Highly Cited Researcher, an honor limited to less than one-half of one percent of published scientists worldwide. In 2009 he received the Prevention Science Award from the Society for Prevention Research for the contributions of his three decades of research in advancing the methods and outcomes of prevention research. In 2010 he received an honorary Research Professorship award from the University of Florida Foundation.
When & Where
Burleson Public Library
This training is provided in fulfillment of the Health Literacy in Tarrant County Adults grant from the United Way of Tarrant County.