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.

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ISBRA-WHO Workshops for Young Investigators at the 2018 Congress in Kyoto

Several ISBRA-WHO sponsored workshops will be held as a part of the ISBRA meeting program in Kyoto. The purpose of these workshops is to build the research, clinical and public health competence of young professionals, especially those from less resourced countries. The workshop program will consist of six sessions. Each 90-minute session will deal with one topic (see below). A facilitator (senior investigator in the field of that session’s research topic) will chair and facilitate the session. The facilitator may make a presentation on the topic assigned to each session to provide the participants with basic information and/or review the topic. The facilitator can also invite another senior researcher to make an additional presentation on the topic.  Read More…

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ISBRA 2018 Congress Registration and Call for Symposia and Abstracts

Greetings from Japan! Thank you for your cooperation to the 19th Congress of the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ISBRA2018) to be held in Kyoto, Japan September, 2018. We are pleased to inform you that Call for Symposium Organizers has been started. We are looking forward to your symposium proposal for ISBRA 2018. Deadline is April 12, 2018 and do not miss this great opportunity! Abstract submission for poster presentations and early registration for ISBRA2018 are also available on the conference website. We would appreciate if you would share the information with your colleagues. We look forward to your participation in this exiting conference.  Read More…

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ISBRA 2018 Congress

The 2018 ISBRA Congress venue is located in Kyoto, one of the most ancient and famous cities in Japan. Together with an innovative and exciting scientific congress program, you will have an opportunity to experience firsthand authentic Japanese culture including magnificent ancient buildings, the arts, and delicious cuisine during your stay in Kyoto. Another famous ancient city, Nara, is located close by and you will also be able to visit this city, which offers an additional flavor and manner of elegance. We look forward to welcoming a large number of investigators to Kyoto to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the reduction of alcohol-related harm.  Read More…

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