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Focus on Solutions to College Drinking

Experts to discuss evidence-based interventions that reduce alcohol-related harm

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October 20, 2011 | by Erin White

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Keeping students safe from alcohol-related harm through evidence-based interventions is the focus of a one-of-a-kind conference at Northwestern University Oct. 25 and 26 at Norris University Center on the Evanston campus.

National experts will lead a series of discussions on student, parent, university, Greek-life and community-led interventions that have been used on college campuses across the nation to reduce accidents, injuries and other problems related to alcohol abuse.

“We will talk about the strength of the science behind these interventions in an effort to find out what works best in a university setting,” said conference organizer Michael Fleming, M.D. 

Fleming is interim chair and professor in family and community medicine and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 

The discussions will include leaders from Dartmouth College’s National College Health Improvement Project, Northwestern faculty, staff and students, and people from the Evanston and Chicago communities.