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Welcome and Keynote

Chair: Katherine Severi

Welcome by the hosts Krzysztof Brzózka (PARPA) and Adam Chrapisiński (MCPU)
Keynote Presentation: Trends in alcohol abuse in Polish adolescents in 2002-2018 in the light of international HBSC statistics.  

Joanna Mazur


Coffee Break: 10:30-11:00






Between country trends in youth alcohol consumption

Chair: Melissa Oldham

Mats Ramstedt The decline of heavy episodic drinking in three Nordic countries. Kirsimarja Raitasalo
Trends in smoking, drinking, cannabis use and sexual behaviour in Australia, England, New Zealand and the USA 1990-2017: What are the patterns, and what do they suggest about the causes of declining adolescent risk behaviour? Jude Ball
Michael Livingston Temporal changes in drinking preferences in Europe: are there differences between trends among adolescents and the general population? Johanna Loy
Correlates of non-drinking and heavy drinking; do prevalence rates make a difference? Elin Bye
Lunch Break: 12:30-13:30





Digital drivers of the decline in youth consumption

Chair: Kristin Buvik

Peter Larm The decline in adolescent substance use across Europe and North America in the early 21st century: A result of the digital revolution? Margaretha de Looze
Online gaming and substance use amongst students in Europe. Julian Strizek
Jakob Demant How do social media-related assemblages encourage or reduce drinking among young people? Online practices, alcohol consumption and gender. Jukka Törrönen
Drinking or chatting? Can they do it together? Zsuzsanna Elekes
Coffee Break: 15:00-15:30




National trends in youth alcohol consumption

Chair: Michael Thorn

Jude Ball Young cohorts of Russians decreased their alcohol consumption: results of age period cohort modelling. Vadim Radaev
Subgroup Differences in Drinking Trends among U.S. Youth ages 18-25: Do Cohort Effects Explain the Drinking Trends? Camillia Lui
Krzysztof Wojcieszek Explaining the decline in alcohol use among 11- to 15-year olds in Switzerland. Matthias Wicki
First alcohol use and first episode of binge drinking: secondary analysis of predictors for transition among students in Brazil. Zila Sanchez
Conference Dinner: 19:00-21:00

Location tbc


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Trends concurrent with declining youth alcohol consumption

Chair: Matthias Wicki

n/a Keynote Presentation: How does the decline in youth alcohol consumption relate to other concurrent risk behaviours and young people’s health and wellbeing? Rakhee Shah


Vadim Radaev Trends in the demographic composition and concurrent health related behaviours of young drinkers. Melissa Oldham
Changes in the age of initiation of substance use in Australia. Michael Livingston
Coffee Break: 10:30-11:00







Parenting, the home and youth alcohol consumption

Chair: Katarzyna Okulicz-Kozaryn

Zila Sanchez The role of cumulative parenting- and alcohol-limiting factors for the increased trend of non-drinking among a National Swedish sample of 9th graders (15-16 years). Peter Larm
Family environment as a factor protecting against drinking alcohol in young people. Marta Zin-Sądek
Ann Roche Changes in parenting as an explanation for the decline in youth drinking: can we learn something from a comparison of Sweden and Denmark? Mats Ramstedt
What’s driving the decline in adolescent binge-drinking in New Zealand? Jude Ball
  Lunch Break: 12:30-13:30


Peers and alcohol consumption

Chair: Kirsimarja Raitasalo

Victoria Whitaker Leisure-time socializing with peers as a mediator of recent declines in alcohol use in Czech adolescents. Pavla Chomynova
Decline in alcohol use in Denmark from 2005-2017: three waves of focus group interviews with teenagers. Jakob Demant
Jukka Törrönen Does class composition of ethnic- and religious minorities in high schools affect drinking habits among native students? A multilevel analysis among 66,606 high school students in Denmark. Sofie Have Hoffmann
The normalization of non-drinking: A qualitative study of adolescents’ accounts of why they and their peers refrain from alcohol. Janne Scheffels
Coffee Break: 15:00-15:30
15:30-17:00 Health, Lifestyle and Declining Alcohol Consumption

Chair: Camillia Lui

Gabriel Caluzzi Sober choice? Finnish youth and the global change in drinking habits. Jari Luomanen
What do young people think is driving the decline in youth drinking? Victoria Whitaker
Elin Bye Drinking status and mental health among Swedish youth. Jonas Raninen
Trends in risky and protective health-related behaviours among Australian adolescents. Rakhi Vashishtha








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8:45-9:00     Welcome from the hosts Krzysztof Brzózka and Prof. Jacek Majchrowski






Implications of the decline in youth drinking for alcohol related harm

Chair:  Krzysztof Wojcieszek

  Keynote Presentation:  Alcohol consumption is falling sharply among young people in most high income countries, what will be the implications for public health, public policy and public debate? Mariann Skar


Linda Bosma Is the decline in adolescents’ alcohol use in the Nordic countries associated with a decline in alcohol-related harm? Inger Synnøve Moan
Hidden harm? Marginalised youth and alcohol. Eric Carlin
Coffee Break: 10:30-11:00
11:00 – 12:30 Implications and related harms in youth drinking

Chair: Larysa Klymanska

Johanna Loy What does the fall in youth drinking mean for advocacy? Katherine Severi
Declining youth alcohol use: Implications for local coalitions and public policy. Linda Bosma
Johan Svensson Youth drinking in decline: What are the implications for public health, public policy and public debate? John Holmes
The novelty of success: implications of the decline of youth drinking on advocacy and policy making. Michael Thorn
Lunch Break: 12:30-13:30


Wider Lifestyle and Youth Declines in Drinking

Chair: Michael Thorn

Jonas Raninen Lifestyle changes co-occurring with the declining population trends in alcohol use among Warsaw adolescents. Katarzyna Okulicz-Kozaryn
Is the Consumption of alcohol decreasing in Ukraine? Why is this happening? Larysa Klymanska
Julian Strizek Differential patterns of risky alcohol use and illicit drug displacement effects by employment type among young  workers. Ann Roche
Reducing alcohol related harm in the sport setting: The FYFA project. Mariann Skar
Coffee Break: 15:00-15:30
15:30-16:45 Exploring explanations for the decline

Chair:  Pavla Chomynova

Zsuzsanna Elekes “If less people are drinking it’s because less people want to. We’re just doing what we want to do”: Narratives of self-awareness and identity choices in teenager’s challenging of (drinking) norms. Gabriel Caluzzi
Trust and alcohol consumption among Swedish youth. Johan Svensson
Margaretha de Looze Sonda 21 Project: forecast, manifestation or cause of the stabilization trend in the drinking of Polish youth. Krzysztof Wojcieszek

Concluding Remarks: 16:45-17:00