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DCARE Hosts May 1 Symposium on Drinking Age

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The fifth-annual Dartmouth Symposium on Substance Use will consider the U.S. minimum legal drinking age from a public health perspective on May 1 in Alumni Hall. The day-long event features presentations that highlight both sides of the discussion about whether to lower the legal drinking age from 21 to 18. Click here to register.
Speakers include:
  • Alan Green, chair of the Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School
  • John McCardell, former president of Middlebury College; president of the Board of Directors of Choose Responsibility
  • Ralph Hingson, director of the NIAAA Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research
  • Jeffrey Miron, director of undergraduate education, Department of Economics, Harvard University 
  • David Jernigan, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, author of World Health Organization report "Global Status of Youth Alcohol Use"
  • C. Everett Koop '37, former U.S. Surgeon General (1981-1989)
  • Amy Wallace, director of Substance Abuse Services, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, Vt.
The Dartmouth Symposium on Substance abuse is hosted by the Dartmouth Center on Addiction Recovery and Education (DCARE); in association with the C. Everett Koop Institute at Dartmouth; the Dartmouth College Health Service; the Department of Psychiatry; and the Greek organizations Bones Gate, Delta Delta Delta, Epsilon Kappa Theta, and Sigma Phi Epsilon.

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Last Updated: 4/22/09