ISBRA President History


 

ISBRA’s past presidents are a diverse population of men and women from around the world who have continuously shaped ISBRA into the society it is today. The ISBRA President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Society and presides at all meetings of the members of the Society and of the Board of Directors. The President serves as Chair of an Executive Committee, comprising of the President, Senior Vice President, and Immediate Past President.

Order Date President Country
1st 1982 - 1986 Jean-Pierre von Wartburg Switzerland
2nd 1986 - 1990 Boris Tabakoff USA
3rd 1990 - 1994 Harold Kalant Canada
4th 1994 - 1998 Kinya Kuriyama Japan
5th 1998 - 2002 Philippe De Witte Belgium
6th 2002 - 2006 Adron Harris USA
7th 2006 - 2010 Toshikazu Saito Japan
8th 2010 - 2012 Karl Mann Germany
9th 2012 - 2014 Edward Riley USA
10th 2014 - 2016 Susumu Higuchi Japan
11th 2016 - 2018 Rainer Spanagel Germany
12th 2018 - 2020 Tamara Phillips USA
13th Current Rosana Camarini Brazil

ISBRA Congress History


Past, Present, and Future

ISBRA hosts an international Congress every two years. Its affiliated societies also hold regular conferences. In the case of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA), these are annual events. The European society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ESBRA) holds biennial conferences in the years between ISBRA Congresses.

Congress Date Location
1st July 6 - 10, 1982 Munich, Germany
2nd June 24 - 28, 1984 Santa Fe, New Mexico USA
3rd June 8 - 13, 1986 Helsinki, Finland
4th 1988 Kyoto Japan
5th 1990 Toronto Canada
6th 1992 Bristol, United Kingdom
7th 1994 Australia, Gold Coast, Queensland
8th 1996 Joint Congress ISBRA/RSA Washington, D.C., USA
9th June 27 - July 2, 1998 Copenhagen, Denmark
10th July 2 - 8, 2000 Yokohama, Japan
11th June 28 - July 3, 2002 Joint ISBRA/RSA Congress San Francisco, CA, USA
12th 2004 Heidelburg, Germany
13th Sept. 10 - 13, 2006 Sydney, Australia
14th June 27 - July 2, 2008 Joint ISBRA/RSA Congress Washington, DC USA
15th Sept. 13 - 16, 2010 Paris, France
16th Sept. 9 - 12, 2012 Sapporo, Japan
17th June 21 - 25, 2014 JOINT ISBRA/RSA Congress in Seattle, Washington, USA
18th Sept. 1 - 5, 2016 Joint ISBRA/ESBRA Congress Berlin, Germany
19th Sept. 9 - 13, 2018 Kyoto, Japan
Upcoming June 19-23, 2021 Joint ISBRA/RSA Congress San Antonio, TX USA