Personal Invitation – Parliamentary Meeting August 2nd – “Alcohol, Health, and Choice”

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) and Alcohol Action NZ invite you to attend an evening meeting featuring three stimulating presentations on Alcohol, Health, and Choice by an eminent alcohol researcher, a recognised health leader, and a well-known consumer expert.

Hosted by Simon O’Connor – Chair of the Health Select Committee – the evening will begin with hors d’oeuvres and mocktails, followed by:

‘Does alcohol really cause cancer and prevent heart disease?’
Prof Jennie Connor, University of Otago
Jennie Connor is the Chair in Preventive and Social Medicine at the University of Otago. She is trained in public health medicine and epidemiology, and has a particular interest in reducing alcohol-related harm.

‘I can drink if I want to!’
Dr Stephen Child, Past NZMA Chair
Dr Stephen Child is a Canadian-trained general physician with a respiratory interest who came to New Zealand in late 1991. He is the current Director of Clinical Training at the Auckland DHB, and was NZMA Board Chair from 2015–2017.

‘The trouble with supermarkets’
Lotta Dann
Lotta Dann (aka Mrs D) is a sober alcoholic, popular blogger, best-selling author and recovery advocate. She runs the Government-funded community website Living Sober and just released her second memoir Mrs D Is Going Within.

Date:        Wednesday 2 August, 2017
Timing:    5.30pm – Mocktails and hors d’oeuvres; 6.15pm – Talks; 7.45pm – Conclusion
Venue:     Grand Hall, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

If you are interested in attending please RSVP by Friday 21 July, 2017.
Reply to John Hurrell on 027 232 5019 or email
(Please note: a limited number of spots are available).

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