Webinar – Gaps in Current Regional Alcohol Policy

by HCC

Healthy Caribbean in partnership with CARIAD present the 2nd CARIBAPAN Webinar – Gaps in Current Regional Alcohol Policy and the desire for Change – Opportunities for Civil Society Organizations.

Held on Tuesday November 11th 2014, 10-11am EST (GMT – 5)

Presented by Dr. Rohan Maharaj

Dr. Rohan Maharaj is a Senior Lecturer in Family Medicine and a Fellow of the Caribbean College of Family Physicians. He coordinates the postgraduate program in Family Medicine at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, St. Augustine, which has trained over 100 family physicians. His main research interest has been mental health and chronic disease in the Caribbean primary care population. This work has lead to over 40 journal articles, many of which were summarized in the 2009 book ‘Psychosocial Issues In West Indian Primary Health Care’. He is currently active in clinical practice, an editor with the Caribbean Medical Journal, and is also the principal investigator (Trinidad site) on the Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Network (ECHORN) which is a 5 year cohort study in collaboration with Yale University.

As an extension of his interest in mental health and chronic disease, Dr. Maharaj has been working since 2012-14 on alcohol issues in Trinidad and Tobago and with the Healthy Caribbean Coalition on alcohol policy in the English-speaking Caribbean. Dr. Maharaj is the HCC’s Technical Advisor on Alcohol Policy.

The webinar slides are available here.