ISBRA and Affiliated Societys: Congresses and Conferences

ISBRA hosts an international Congress every two years. Its affiliated societies including: APSAAR, ESBRA, JMSAAS, LASBRA, and RSA also hold regular conferences. Conference frequency listed below.

  • APSAAR: biennial, most recent conference November 27 - 29, 2019. More information
  • ESBRA: biennial to annual, occoasional joint conference with ISBRA, next conference October 7-9, 2021 in Timisoara, Romania. More information
  • JMSAAS: annual, most recent conference October 4 - 6, 2019.
  • LASBRA: biennial, most recent conference November 7 - 9, 2019.
  • RSA: annual, occoasional joint conference with ISBRA, next conference June 19 - 23, 2021. More information

  • Upcoming ISBRA Congress

    2021 RSA/ISBRA Joint Scientific Meeting. June 19 - 23, 2021

    The primary goal of this joint meeting of RSA and ISBRA (“Meeting”) is to provide a forum for alcohol researchers – from all disciplines – to present their latest findings and to learn about new research developments in an environment that will provide interaction at both the professional and personal level. The Meeting begins with an Opening Reception (meet and greet style) on Saturday evening and ends with the Closing Ceremony (sit-down dinner with presentations) on Wednesday evening. The Sunday through Wednesday program includes plenary lectures, symposia, workshops, roundtable discussions, Enoch Gordis Award paper sessions and poster sessions. The Program Committee is made up of RSA and ISBRA members who represent a wide range of scientific specialties. Their goal is to develop a well-balanced program that adequately reflects the broad range of interests of the RSA and/or ISBRA memberships and non-member alcohol researchers. It is important to note that topics covered and the balance achieved in the overall meeting program primarily rests upon proposals submitted.

    RSA website            More Information

    2022 ISBRA/ESBRA Joint Congress. Cracow, Poland. September 17 - 20, 2022

    We would like to remind you about the 2022 ISBRA/ESBRA Congress that will be held in Cracow, Poland, in September 17-20, 2022. We are delighted to invite you this congress, which will be an exciting hub of international science on alcohol and unique cultural experiences. The famous Polish Fall will be a beautiful background to our presentations and discussions. We are planning to post a call for symposia and abstracts in the Fall of 2021. Additional information will be announced over the coming months.

    2024 ISBRA Congress. Melbourne, Australia

    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.


    Recent ISBRA congresses

    2018 - Kyoto, Japan

    19th Annual ISBRA Congress
    September 9 – 13, 2018

    View congress pictures and summary here

    2016 - Belin, Germany

    18th Annual ISBRA Congress &
    Inaugural ISBRA/ESBRA Joint Congress
    September 2 - 5, 2016

    View congress pictures and summary here

    Past ISBRA congresses

    Kyoto, Japan, September 9 -13, 2018

    Berlin, Germany (ESBRA), September 1 - 5, 2016

    Seattle, WA, USA (RSA), June 21 - 25, 2014

    Sapporo, Japan, September 9 - 12, 2012

    Paris, France, September 13 - 16, 2010

    Washington, DC, USA (RSA), June 27 -July 2, 2008

    Sydney, Australia, September 10 - 13, 2006

    Heidelburg, Germany, 2004

    San Francison, CA, USA (RSA), June 28 - July 3, 2002

    Yokohama, Japan, July 2 - 8, 2000

    Copenhagen, Denmark,June 27 - July 2, 1998

    Washington, DC, USA (RSA), 1996

    Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 1994

    Bristol, United Kingdom, 1992

    Toronto, Canada, 1990

    Kyoto, Japan, 1988

    Helsinki, Finland, June 8 - 13, 1986

    Santa Fe, NM, USA, June 24 - 28, 1984

    Munich, Germany, July 6 - 10, 1982