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About the Resource Centre

The Elsevier Progress in Mind: Focus on Alcohol Use Disorders Resource Centre will examine various topics related to alcohol use disorders (AUDs). Over the course of 1 year, one particular theme will be highlighted monthly, with the goal of increasing awareness from a general practice, psychiatric, and public health point of view.

To achieve this goal, the newest and most relevant scientific publications, video vignettes, and commentary from experts will be freely available on the Resource Centre. Examples of monthly topics include: the relationship between alcohol and hypertension; the societal burden of AUDs; and putative new treatments for patients with AUD. Elsevier aims to provide a comprehensive, educational space in which to explore the many facets of AUDs, in order to improve the identification of, and care for, patients with this brain disorder.

Symposium Steering Committee

  • David Nutt

    DM, FRCP, FRCPsych, FSB, FMedSci

    David Nutt won an Open Scholarship to Downing College Cambridge, and completed his clinical medical training at Guy's Hospital London, UK. He became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRPC) after studying neurology, then took up a research position in psychiatry at the MRC Clinical Pharmacology Unit in Oxford, UK, where he obtained his MD. His extensive professional and research career encompassed posts as lecturer and Wellcome Senior Fellow in Psychiatry in Oxford, and at the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, MD, USA.

    View introduction video by David Nutt

  • Jürgen Rehm


    Jürgen Rehm studied psychology and methodology at the University of Mannheim, Germany, from 1980 to 1984 and received a PhD magna cum laude from the same university in 1985. He then commenced a career in public health and addiction research, which included academic and professional posts in Germany, Switzerland, and Canada. He was appointed as Inaugural Chair for Addiction Policy at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health of the University of Toronto, Canada, in 2003.

  • Wim van den Brink

    MD PhD

    Wim van den Brink received his medical degree from the VU University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 1981. He trained in psychiatric epidemiology at Columbia University, New York, USA, from 1986 to 1987. In 1989, he received his PhD degree cum laude from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, under the supervision of Professor Robert Giel. He is currently Professor of Psychiatry and Addiction at the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam, a position he has held since 1992.

    View introduction video by Wim van den Brink


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Editor-in-Chief of the Resource Centre

Philip Gorwood

Editor-in-Chief of the Resource Centre Philip Gorwood is Professor of Psychiatry and head of the department at the Clinique des Maladies Mentales et de l’Encéphale (CMME) at Centre Hospitalier Sainte Anne in Paris, France. He also teaches at the Paris Descartes University,

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