Media Briefing/Press ConferenceFrom: Australian Science Media Centre
With Christmas parties in full swing, now is the perfect time to take stock of our drinking habits. How much can we safely drink to avoid the it impacting our health and shortening our lives? How much is too much?
On Monday the NHMRC will release the latest draft AUSTRALIAN GUIDELINES TO REDUCE HEALTH RISKS FROM DRINKING ALCOHOL.
These revised guidelines provide accurate and up-to-date information about the health risks related to alcohol use and aim to help Australians make healthy choices about their drinking.
This online briefing will give journalists advanced access to the draft guidelines as they open to public consultation.
- Professor Anne Kelso, CEO of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
- Professor Brendan Murphy, Chief Medical Officer for the Australian Government and the principal medical adviser to the Minister and Health
- Professor Kate Conigrave, Chair, NHMRC Alcohol Working Committee; addiction medicine physician and public health physician at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. Conjoint Professor, Addiction Medicine Head, Indigenous Health and Substance Use Addiction Medicine, Central Clinical School, University of Sydney.
- Professor Emily Banks, Deputy Chair NHMRC Alcohol Working Committee; Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Research School of Population Health, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University.
- Professor Tanya Chikritzhs, member of the NHMRC Alcohol Working Committee, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University
The embargoed guidelines will be available here from 10am AEDT Monday 16 December.
Date: Mon 16 Dec 2019
Start Time: 10:00am AEDT
Duration: Approx 45 min
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