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 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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Annual Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) will take place in San Diego, California. The 41st Annual Meeting will begin on Saturday, with satellite sessions, the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Study Group and the RSA Opening Reception. On Sunday-Wednesday, an environment that will promote interaction at both the professional and personal level.  Read More…

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ESBRA Congress 2017

The 2017 ESBRA Congress will take place on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Crete/Greece near the Capital Heraklion. Professor Iannis Mouzas is the president and has organized a brilliant program including all aspects of alcohol research under the umbrella of the Greek Minister of Health, who is going to open the congress.  Read More…

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