The idea for a symposium series on substance use in student populations originated from a workshop on the topic at the 2007 EUPHA conference. As discussed at the workshop attending university or college often coincides with a transitional period from adolescence into adulthood, and also often the first experience of living independently from direct parental supervision. Alcohol and drug consumption at this time may have a number of negative consequences and could contribute to later life trajectories of harmful substance use. However whilst there are challenges there are also unique opportunities for interventions with this population and, as highlighted in the most recent event, possibilities to engage with students in a positive and productive way.

Scientific Committee

  • Prof. dr. Guido Van Hal, University of Antwerp, Belgium (Chair)

  • Dr. John McAlaney, Bournemouth University , UK

  • Dr. Claudia M. van der Heijde, University of Amsterdam, NL

  • Dr. Christiane Stock, Syddansk Universitet, Denmark

  • Dr. Bridgette Bewick, University of Leeds, UK

  • Dr. Ferdinand Salonna, Palacky Univesity Olomouc, Czech Republic

  • Prof. dr. Hajo Zeeb, Leibniz -Institut für Präventionsforschung und Epidemiologie – BIPS, Bremen, Germany

  • Dr. Marie-Pierre Tavolacci, Université de Rouen, France

  • Dr. Joel Ladner, Université de Rouen, France

  • Dr. Andrea Lukács, University of Miskolc, Hungary

Organising Committee

  • Dr. Claudia M. van der Heijde, University of Amsterdam, NL

  • Peter Vonk, MD

  • Ester van Run

  • Naomi Cook

  • Laura van der Geest

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