- Deputy General Director,
- November 23 12:20 to 13:10
- November 25 16:00 to 16:30
Deputy General-Director of the Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies General Directorate since February 2012 and Secretary General of National Alcohol and Health Forum since 2008. He is the Co-chair of Lisbon Addictions Conference Programme Committee (2015, 2017, 2019 and 2022).
Medical doctor by profession and public health consultant, with a post-graduation in Occupational Medicine and Health Management and since 1998 holds management positions in public administration institutions in charge of drugs, alcohol and addictive behaviours.
At international level, he has represented Portugal at the “Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action”, which played a major role in implementing “The EU strategy to support Member States in reducing alcohol related harm”. He represented also Portugal in the elaboration of the Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol and of the WHO Action Plan for Europe, as well as in the WHO national counterparts for alcohol.
Since 2012 he is the substitute member in the EMCDDA Management Board.
He was the Executive Coordinator of the European Joint Action on Reducing Alcohol Related Harm (RARHA), a project co-funded by the European Union under the second EU Health Programme 2008-2013, with the participation of Member States and International Organizations in a total of 61 partners.
He is the project leader of AlHaMBRA (Alcohol Harm Measuring and Building Capacity for Policy Response and Action), a project co-funded by the European Union, that aims to support European countries in sharing knowledge, best practices and capacity building on alcohol policy.