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.


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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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Inaugural ISBRA Podcast: Discussing Impact of Alcohol Misuse in Older Populations with Dr. Blalock

Welcome to a new podcast by the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ISBRA) Communications Committee. In this inaugural episode, we discuss recent findings on the impact of alcohol misuse in older populations with Dr. Dan Blalock, a clinical research psychologist at the Durham VA Health Care System in North Carolina and Duke University Department of Psychiatric and Behavioral Sciences. Check back bimonthly for more episodes highlighting news in alcohol research!

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International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism Call for the 2022-2026 Board of Directors Nominations

Please provide your nomination(s) for the 2022-2026 ISBRA Board of Directors. All members of ISBRA in good standing are eligible to be nominated, except those who are Emeritus/Emerita or who have already served on the Board for three terms. The Nomination Committee is especially seeking nominations that encourage a diverse 2022-2026 Board of Directors, e.g., balance of males and females, diverse ethnic representation, the inclusion of both senior investigators and those who are mid-career, etc. Please visit the nomination page for more information.

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2022 Joint ISBRA/ESBRA CONGRESS Announcement

Dear ISBRA Member, Please see the attached exciting announcement regarding the 2nd World Congress on Alcohol and Alcoholism (Joint Meeting of ISBRA and ESBRA) in Cracow, Poland, September 17-20, 2022.
Important Dates:
Submission of Symposia opens - January 1, 2022
Submission of Abstracts starts - February 1, 2022
Awards Applications - February 1 – April 15, 2022
Early-bird Registration - from March 15, 2022
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ISBRA Communication Committee Bulletin Vol. 3 (2021) Issue 5

The ISBRA Communications Committee is pleased to present the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism E- BULLETIN: Vol 3 (2021) Issue 5. The committee has established a high quality of writing including thoughtful reporting and interesting articles such as the following in this edition: “Interview with a Scientist” ISBRA Bulletin interviews Dr. Selena Bartlett; Several new job postings for various career level openings; “Publications You May Have Missed” and “New Directions” discuss recent findings on carcinogenic processes and the role of alcohol drinking; Research funding opportunities focused on the alcohol-associated oncological pathologies, and latest treatment developments; Conference Report on the ACCP Annual Virtual Meeting; and more. Please enjoy! Read More…

ISBRA Communication Committee Bulletin Vol. 3 (2021) Issue 4

The ISBRA Communications Committee is pleased to present the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism E- BULLETIN: Vol 3 (2021) Issue 4. The committee has established a high quality of writing including thoughtful reporting and interesting articles such as the following in this edition: “Interview with a Scientist” ISBRA Bulletin interviews Dr. Gyongyi Szabo; Several New Job Postings for various career level openings; “Publications You May Have Missed” and “New Directions” discuss Recent Findings on Cardiovascular Disease and Alcohol Drinking; Research funding opportunities focused on the Pathology and Treatment Development relevant for Alcohol-Associated Cardiovascular Diseases; Conference Report on the 44th Research Society on Alcoholism Virtual Meeting; and more. Please enjoy! Read More…

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