International University, Southern Wine and
Spirits of America, and the South Beach Wine
and Food Festival announce DIONYSUS
scientific meeting on drinking.
CONTACT: Melissa Sosa, M.S., DIONYSUS
(305) 348-4509 or
FL (January 7, 2009, 10:00 A.M. EST)
Florida International University,
Southern Wine and Spirits of America,
and the South Beach Wine and Food
Festival are proud to announce their
sponsorship of DIONYSUS, a scientific
meeting devoted to health and social issues
associated with drinking. DIONYSUS
is an acronym for “Drinking: Issues,
Opinions, News, Youth, Surveillance,
Under-the-influence, & Society.” This
invitation-only scientific meeting is taking
place on Thursday, February 19, 2009,
at the Kovens Convention Center on
FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus. Prominent
scientists from around the country will
convene to discuss drinking matters that
really matter. DIONYSUS’ 2009 topics
include: (1) Responsible Drinking: What
is it & who is responsible? (2) Why,
where, when, and how drinking leads us to do
things we wouldn't ordinarily do. (3)
Adolescent drinkers: Addressing underage
drinking in a drinking society; and, (4)
Drinking benefits and harm: Separating
myth from reality.
DIONYSUS Creator &
Eric F. Wagner, Ph.D.,
Professor, Stempel College of Public Health
and Social Work at Florida International
University, and Director, Community-Based
Intervention Research Group.
Harvey R. Chaplin, Chairman
and CEO of Southern Wine and Spirits of
Wayne E. Chaplin, President
and COO of Southern Wine and Spirits of
Lee Brian Schrager, Director
of Special Events and Media Relations at
Southern Wine and Spirits of America
Ph.D., Dean of the School of Hospitality and
Tourism Management, Florida International
2009 Invited Speakers
Ana Balsa, Ph.D., Health
Economist & Research Assistant Professor,
Health Economics Research Group, Department
of Sociology, University of Miami.
Michie Hesselbrock, MSW,
Ph.D., Zachs Professor and Director,
Doctoral Program, School of Social Work at
the University of Connecticut.
Victor M. Hesselbrock, MSW,
Ph.D., Physicians' Health Services endowed
chair in Addiction at the University of
Connecticut, Scientific Director, UConn
Alcohol Research Center.
· James Jaccard, Ph.D.,
Professor of Psychology, Florida
· Mitchell Karno,
Ph.D.,Associate Research Psychologist,
University of California, Los Angeles’
Department of Psychiatry and Director of
Lang, Ph.D., R. Robert von Brüning Professor
of Psychology at Florida State University.
· Valerie Knopik, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor, Center for Alcohol and
Addiction Studies, Department of Community
Health at Brown University.
· Christina Lee, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor of Research, Center for
Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Department of
Community Health at Brown University.
Christopher Martin, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and
Psychology at the Western Psychiatric
Institute and Clinic at the University of
Peter Monti, Ph.D., Donald G.
Millar Distinguished Professor of Alcohol
and Addiction Studies, Director of the
Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at
Brown University, Senior Career Research
Scientist for the Department of Veterans
Affairs, and current President of the
Research Society on Alcoholism.
Sara Jo Nixon, Ph.D.,
Professor in the Division of Addictions
Medicine within the Department of Psychiatry
at the University of Florida, and Director,
Tibor Palfai, Ph.D, Associate
Professor of Psychology at Boston
Michael Sayette, Ph.D.,
Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at
the University of Pittsburgh, and Director,
Alcohol and Smoking Research Laboratory.
Mark B. Sobell, Ph.D.,
Professor at the Center for Psychological
Studies at Nova Southeastern University.
Anthony Spirito, Ph.D.,
Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior,
Director of the Brown Clinical Psychology
Training Consortium, and Associate Director
of the Center for Alcohol and Addictions
Studies at the Warren Alpert Medical School
of Brown University.
Michael Stein, M.D.,
Professor of Medicine & Community Health at
Brown University Medical School, and
Director of Research and Director of
Training Fellowships, Department of General
Internal Medicine, Brown University Medical
Holly Waldron, Ph.D., Senior
Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute.
Tamara L. Wall, Ph.D.,
Associate Chief of the Psychology Service
and Director of Psychological Services for
the Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program at
the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare
System, University of California at San