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SAVE THE DATE – premiere webinar in the Preventing Underage Drinking series starts January 30

Mark your calendars now for the premiere webinar in the Preventing Underage Drinking series sponsored by the federal Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD).

Webinar # 1 – Preventing Underage Drinking: Introduction and Series Overview

When:  January 30, 2013, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET

Who:  The following experts will kick off the series:

  • Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A., Surgeon General of the United States;
  • Pamela S. Hyde, J.D., Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and ICCPUD Chair;
  • Frances M. Harding, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), SAMHSA; and
  • Kenneth R. Warren, Ph.D., Acting Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).

Why:  Nearly 10 million 12- to 20-year-olds in the United States are underage drinkers, with serious negative consequences for individuals, families, and communities.  This webinar series will feature national leaders and experts discussing the nature and extent of the problem, lessons from recent research, and evidence-based strategies for addressing underage drinking.

What:  This first webinar in the series will provide an overview of the issue and of the series.  It will begin with introductions from Surgeon General Regina Benjamin and SAMHSA Administrator Pamela Hyde.  NIAAA Acting Director Kenneth Warren will then provide an overview of the nature and extent of the problem, and CSAP Director Frances Harding will discuss the “shape of the solution.”  Following their presentations, Director Harding and Acting Director Warren will engage with participants in a live question-and-answer period.

Where:  To find more information and to register, visit www.stopalcoholabuse.gov/webinars/january2013.aspx.