Alcohol problems cost Scotland an estimated £2.25 billion per year in NHS, social work, police, emergency services and the wider economic and human costs.*
That burden of alcohol related harm will come under the spotlight at a talk being given at the Suttie Centre for Teaching and Learning in Healthcare, on the Foresterhill Site next Thursday (December 3) at 7pm.
Professor Ian Gilmore, President of the Royal College of Physicians and an expert in diseases of the liver, is delivering the talk entitled “Alcohol: A plague of epidemic proportions in Scotland and beyond.”
As well as discussing the burden of drink problems within the UK and further afield, Professor Gilmore will also discuss policy options most likely to bring about improvements.
The Aberdeen Medico-Chirurgical Society has organised this free event which is open to the public, healthcare workers and other interested parties.
Dr David Galloway, Society President, said: “We are delighted to have such a distinguished speaker as Professor Ian Gilmore who chaired the Working Party in 2001 and which produced the report: Alcohol can the NHS afford it?”
“Professor Gilmore continues to chair the Alcohol Education and Research Council, the Alcohol Health Alliance UK as well as the European Alcohol and Health Forum Science Group.
Admission to the talk is by ticket only and these can be reserved by ringing 01224 552737 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org