ISBRA's mission is to promote excellence internationally in all aspects of biomedical research on alcoholism and alcohol related biomedical phenomena.

Biomedical research on alcoholism has given rise to important advances in knowledge and treatment of alcoholism. Comparative and collaborative research at an international level has made, and will continue to make, important contributions to our understanding of alcoholism and improvements in therapies.

These developments led to the birth of the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism in 1981, bringing together researchers and their expertise from a number of national societies which are now affiliated to ISBRA.

Our message to ISBRA members is that this website represents a major initiative. Its purpose is to encourage and facilitate communication of ideas and new research among workers in the many convergent disciplines in our common field of biomedical research on alcoholism. From this perspective, it is your website. Therefore, its usefulness and success in fulfilling these ideals rests with you. We look forward to your participation.

To clinicians and scientists working in the field, but who are not yet members of ISBRA, we invite you to consider joining our Society. We are certain that you will find this a rewarding step in your professional life. Details are available on the membership page.

Take a tour using the navigation menu at the top of this page to view the information and activities covered by the site. We strongly encourage feedback; please send us your comments and suggestions for improvements.

News and Events

A Joint Position Statement by the global alcohol research community:
There is no safe limit for alcohol drinking

On January 4th 2023 The Lancet published a commentary written by WHO representatives to dispel the myth of a safe threshold for minimum alcohol consumption.
The new WHO statement clarifies that it is not possible to define a threshold below which the negative effects of alcohol ‘switch off’ and do not manifest in the human body. A ‘safe’ drinking level, below which the risk of illness or injury simply disappears, does not exist. Read More…

2024 ISBRA/APSAAR Joint Congress
Melbourne, Australia September 23-26, 2024

We are delighted to remind you all that Melbourne, Australia will host the 2024 World Congress. The event will be staged at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from September 23-26, 2024. The Congress President is Professor John Saunders while Professors Andrew Lawrence & Paul Haber are joint Congress Vice-Presidents. We have an outstanding and multidisciplinary LOC including Dan Lubman, Yvonne Bonomo, Kirsten Morley, Gavan McNally, Victoria Manning and Antonio Verdejo-Garcia. Additional information will be announced over the coming months.

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ISBRA Communication Committee Bulletin Vol. 5 (2023) Issue 1

The ISBRA Communications Committee is pleased to present the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism E- BULLETIN: Vol 5 (2023) Issue 1 with focus on alcohol-related liver disease. The committee has established a high quality of writing including thoughtful reporting and interesting articles such as: Interesting Recent Publications, Funding Opportunities, Jobs Opportunities, News and Events with updates on recent news and events related to alcohol research, Interview with a Scientist with Dr. Kusum K. Kharbanda, and Past Conference Reports, and more. Please enjoy! Read More…

2022 ISBRA Newsletter

We are pleased to present the 2022 ISBRA newsletter. This is twelfth volume of the newsletter and this year contains 18 articles including 2022-2026 ISBRA Board of Directors, donation announcements, several awards, "Interview with a Scientist," past and upcoming coferences, and continuation of a recently added section dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the contributions made by ISBRA members to the important field of biomedical research on alcoholism through a collection of member submitted publications. We hope you enjoy it! Read More…

Call for Nominations: The 2024 Jellinek Memorial Fund Award for outstanding contribution to the advancement of knowledge on alcohol/alcoholism

Nominations are solicited for the 2024 Jellinek Memorial Fund Award to a scientist who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the alcohol/alcoholism field. Nominated candidates may come from any country. The category for the Year 2024 award, specified by the Board of Directors of the Jellinek Memorial Fund, will be Biological and Medical Studies.

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ISBRA Donation Request Video from Professor Helmut Seitz

Please consider a gift to ISBRA. Professor Helmut Seitz says here what ISBRA is and why your support is so important for people around the world and very possibly people who are close to you.

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