Doctors call for national summit on alcohol

Sexual assaults, dying car crash victims and surviving drunk drivers and coward punch victims are some of the cases Victorian emergency physician Dr Stephen Parnis deals with on an average weekend.

He told reporters in Sydney on Thursday there was no doubt there was more alcohol-related harm victims fronting hospitals than when he started 21 years ago.

"I could fill a book with the number of tragedies I have seen from treatments and admissions that are directly related to alcohol," said Dr Parnis, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) Victoria