Violence makes you ill

Violence isn't just a criminal justice issue. It's everyone's issue.

Research has shown clearly the links between violence and health, and as the work of Medics Against Violence (MAV) has demonstrated, healthcare professionals have a role far beyond clearing up the often devastating aftermath of a violence incident - they can also play a part in violence prevention.

This conference seeks to highlight the positive impact healthcare professionals can have in addressing crime, criminality, the precursors of offending and, most importantly, reducing violence related injuries. The value of partnership working in particular will be highlighted at the event, together with the continuing challenges for healthcare professionals, police and those working in criminal justice.

Among the speakers will be Police Scotland Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone and Paul Gray, Chief Executive of NHS Scotland.

More information about the event is available on the MAV website. Alternatively, please contact Milton Magill on 0141 532 5816 /



Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 to Thursday, June 26, 2014
Event Host / Organisation: 
Medics Against Violence
Event Location: 
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, 232 - 242 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5RJ

Alcohol marketing and young people

This event is taking place as part of the Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) series of lunchtime 'Alcohol Occational' seminoars to showcase new and innovative research on alcohol use.

The seminar is run in conjunction with the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and will take place from 12.30 - 14.00. The event will provide the chance for researchers, practitioners, policy makers  and members of the public to hear about new alcohol related topics and discuss and debate implications for policy and practice. The key speaker at the event will be Dr Richard Purves of the University of Stirling.

Places for the event are strictly limited and booking is required. Please contact Anne-Marie Barry via email at



Event Date: 
Thursday, June 26, 2014 to Friday, June 27, 2014
Event Host / Organisation: 
Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN)
Event Location: 
Royal College of Physicians, 9, Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ