Webinar Series

April Webinar – Pandemic Perspectives: Addiction Science in the Era of COVID-19

30th April 2021, 14:00-16:00 GMT/ 16:00-18:00 SAST / 10:00-12:00 ET. 

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Chair: Prof. Niamh Fitzgerald, ICARA & University of Stirling

Discussant: Prof. Tom Babor, University of Connecticut


Dr. Bronwyn Myers, Chief Specialist Scientist, South African Medical Research Council

Dr. Maristela Monterio, Senior Advisor on Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Pan American Health Organization

Jacqueline MacDiarmid, MPH. Consultant on Alcohol Policy, Pan American Health Organization

Dr. Florence Baingana, Advisor, World Health Organization.

Dr. Jennifer Gonzalez, Senior Director of Population Health, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, Texas

May webinar – Substance use and gambling in Finland during the COVID-19 pandemic: Perspectives from a Nordic welfare state with low COVID-19 incidence

17th May 2021, 13:00-15:00 GMT/ 15:00-17:00 SAST.

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Chaired by Michael Egerer, University of Helsinki. 


Mika Sutela, Helsinki Police Department

Atte Oksanen, Tampere University

Riitta Matilainen, Finnish Association for Substance Abuse Prevention

May webinar – Tobacco and Covid-19

27th May 2021, 13:30-15:30 GMT/ 15:30-17:30 SAST.

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Chaired by Catherine Egbe, South Africa Medical Research Council

June webinar – How COVID has changed cannabis markets, use and policy

17th June 2021, 15:00-17:00 GMT/ 17:00-19:00 SAST

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Chaired by Rosalie Pacula, International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP)


 David Hammond, University of Waterloo, Canada

Judith Albridge, University of Manchester, UK

Tom Decorte, University of Gent, Netherlands