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

ISBRA Communication Committee Bulletin Vol. 1 (2019) Issue 3

We are excited to present the second ISBRA Communications Committee: Bulletin Vol. 1 (2019) Issue 3 to aid in contributing to the advancement of alcohol research globally. Read More…

ISBRA Communication Committee Bulletin Vol. 1 (2019) Issue 2

We are excited to present the second ISBRA Communications Committee: Bulletin Vol. 1 (2019) Issue 2 to aid in contributing to the advancement of alcohol research globally. Read More…

Bulletin of the Communications Committee July – August 2019 Inaugural issue

New Communications Committee: The International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ISBRA) has created a new Communications Committee in 2019. This Communications Committee will provide the latest news and updates on ongoing research, insights from recent publications, funding and job opportunities. The new Communications Committee will also establish a presence in various media platforms to facilitate engagement in information dissemination, dialogue and interaction for the scientific community in alcohol research. The Communications Committee will also publish this Bulletin periodically to address the same issues comprehensively. The Communications Committee welcomes the ideas and engagement of ISBRA members in this new initiative. Lastly, the Communications Committee thanks the ISBRA Board of Directors and all members for their kind support. We hope to enhance ISBRA’s presence through social media and outreach. Read More…

Announcing the RSA/ISBRA Joint Program Committee and General Timeline

43rd Annual RSA Scientific Meeting and ISBRA Congress: June 20-24, 2020, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Announcing the RSA/ISBRA Joint Program Committee: Terrence Deak - Biological / Preclinical Chair - Binghamton Univ, Behav Neuroscience, Dept of Psychology, USA. Amy Lasek - Biological / Preclinical Chair - Univ of Illinois at Chicago, Dept of Psychiatry, USA. Christian Hendershot - Psychosocial / Medical / Clinical Chair - Univ of Toronto, Dept. of Psychology, CANADA. Read More…

The 2019 ISBRA Newsletter is Here

We are pleased to present the 2019 ISBRA newsletter. This is ninth volume of the newsletter and this year contains 14 articles which includes a new 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…

RSA/ISBRA 2020 Joint Scientific Meeting

The RSA/ISBRA Joint Scientific Meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, Louisiana from June 20 - 24, 2020. Over 1600 attendees are expected from around the world. The 3 appointed Chairs of the program committee, Amy Lasek, Terrence Deak and Christian Hendershot, will select members from across the globe and from both RSA and ISBRA to jointly develop the program. There will be opportunities to attend plenary lectures, and to propose and attend symposia and workshops. Scientific posters will be featured at multiple sessions. The joint meeting stimulates international connections and the sharing of perspectives and ideas that benefit all fields of alcohol research and addresses the issues associated with alcohol-related problems. The RSA/ISBRA Joint Scientific Meeting welcomes trainees (students and post-docs) and hosts special events including a student lunch, a post-doc dinner, and special poster awards to recognize trainees and to facilitate networking with scientists from around the world. Read More…

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Call for ISBRA members to serve on a new Communications Committee

The International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ISBRA) is seeking a chair and members for a new Communications Committee. This committee will serve as an advisory committee to the Board of Directors. As a society, we need to enhance ISBRA’s online presence through the use of social media platforms. We wish to engage ISBRA members in this new endeavor, which will involve activities such as posting information intended to promote ISBRA and ISBRA activities on social media sites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.) and monitoring those sites. For example, we can post photos of the biennial international congresses, announcements of upcoming events, publication citations of our members, announcements from affiliated societies and funding organizations, etc. We can also use these sites to solicit donations for the Early Career Investigator Award and other awards. The ISBRA website has been updated and can be used toward this endeavor; e.g., the Twitter feed can be embedded into the website, to encourage more involvement. We are hoping to attract creative volunteers for this committee who are willing to interact with the Board of Directors and other ISBRA members to keep the site(s) up to date, and to monitor and reply to posts from members and others. Read More…

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