INEBRIA is an international network of researchers, policy makers, practitioners and other stakeholders interested in the potential of brief interventions in health and other settings to reduce the harms produced by alcohol and other drug use. It aims to provide global leadership in the development, evaluation and implementation of evidence-based practice in the area of early identification and brief intervention for hazardous and harmful substance use.
26/06/2023 – Early bird deadline eliminated for delegates in LMICs
Conference organizers are pleased to announce that we’ve eliminated the early bird deadline for delegates in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Delegates in LMICs can pay the discounted early bird rate regardless of when the register so they can wait to register until after they have secured their travel visa.
27/04/2023 – Abstract submission extension until the end of May
We are pleased to announce that abstract submissions for INEBRIA 2023 in Greensboro have been extended until the end of May! Submit your abstract/ register for the conference at https://serveincstore.org/products/inebria-2023. Looking forward to welcoming you in Greensboro!
Any questions please contact the Chair of the Scientific Committee, Professor Dorothy Newbury-Birch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
03/04/2023 – INEBRIA mentoring award, call for nominations
Starting last year, INEBRIA instituted a new annual award in honor of our dear colleague Rich Saitz. The Richard Saitz Outstanding Mentorship Award is given to one individual each year, at the annual conference. The award seeks to recognize ‘mentorship that moves the field’ by supporting developing scholars in advancing the science and ensuring that brief interventions and related research is rigorous and relevant. Last year’s recipient was Dr. Kathy Bradley.
We are now welcoming nominations for the 2023 award! Nominations should follow the directions in the application form attached. The nomination can be written and submitted by one or more mentees. Please note that by the rules of the award process, current members of the selection committee (listed below) and the current INEBRIA President are not eligible for nomination. These individuals may become eligible in the future, when their terms are completed.
In conjunction with the INEBRIA 2023 Conference, the award winner will:
· Give a plenary presentation focused on their career as a researcher and mentor
· Receive free registration and subsidized travel (up to $1500 USD) to attend the conference
Due date for receipt of nominations is May 15, 2023
31/03/2023 Call for abstract submissions extended until April 15, 2023
Conference planners are pleased to announce that abstract submissions for INEBRIA 2023 in Greensboro have been extended through April 15, 2023! Submit your abstract and register for the conference at https://www.serveincstore.org/products/inebria-2023. Looking forward to welcoming you in Greensboro!
07/03/2023 – Greensboro conference REGISTRATION and SHOLARSHIPS aplplication (deadline 01/04/2023 are now open.
Conference planners are pleased to announce that registration is now open for INEBRIA Greensboro 2023!! Please join us in Greensboro, NC, USA on September 28 and 29, 2023. You will find all the information at: https://www.serveincstore.org/products/inebria-2023
Preconference workshops will be held on both the morning and afternoon of Wednesday, September 27.
- Our morning preconference workshop on EU funding will offer both in-person and online attendance options. The workshop looks at the recent developments that have taken place with the Horizon Europe funding schema including the financial and widening participation spheres. The targeted approach to future funding calls in the health field, especially those of interest to INEBRIA members, will be given specific consideration. Reference will also be made to the NIH and EU Horizon agreements. Finally, specific supports will be referenced.
- Our afternoon preconference workshop will be in-person only and will introduce INEBRIA researchers to the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST) framework for developing and evaluating interventions. MOST is recognized as an innovative and valuable framework by funding agencies worldwide and can be used to: create more efficient interventions by eliminating ineffective components; identify which combination of components are most effective given a specific set of resources; and systematically improve interventions over time. This workshop will introduce MOST, discuss rigorous and highly efficient experimental designs that can be used to test individual intervention components, and provide several examples of how MOST has been applied to optimize interventions.
We are delighted to offer the opportunity for early-career professionals from low and middle-income countries (LMIC) with a genuine interest in expanding the research and practice of brief interventions to apply for a scholarship to support them to attend in-person our INEBRIA 2023 conference in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. Instructions for application are available also in the conference website: https://www.serveincstore.org/products/inebria-2023. Deadline is 1/04/2023.
06/03/2023 iDEAS Stakeholder Summit recording
The team is currently working on a number of papers so keep your eyes peeled for these in the coming months!
If any question please contact Claire Garnett – email@example.com
11/01/2023 – 19th Inebria Conference – abstract submission
We are pleased to inform you the call for abstract submission just opened. You can now submit your abstract focused on research or programme evaluations along with a series of other content areas such as theoretical or practical approaches focussed on any aspect of SBIRT for problematic use of alcohol, other drugs, gambling, or gaming, relevant to the broader theme of “Optimizing Brief Interventions for a New Era: From Research to Practice and Policy”.
You can submit your abstract here: https://www.serveincstore.org/products/inebria-2023
Please bear in mind that the abstract submission closes March 1st.
Information will also be regularly updated through the INEBRIA official twitter account @INEBRIA_Net. We invite all of you to follow the account and we also encourage you to publish/retweet in order to disseminate the Inebria information with all your contacts. This year twitter hashtag is #INEBRIA23.
09/11/2022 – 19th Inebria Conference – Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
We are pleased to announce that the 19th INEBRIA conference will take place in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, on September 28th-29th, 2023 (pre-conference on the 27th).
The meeting will be organised by Professor Jeremy Bray, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, with a team of colleagues at UNC Greensboro and the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
The conference main theme is “From Research to Practice and Policy: Optimizing Brief Interventions for a New Era”
Greensboro is located in the Piedmont Triad region of the North Carolina and has a population of just under 300,000. It is accessible via the Piedmont Triad International Airport (airport code GSO) which is served by 3 major airlines (American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines), their international partners, and other regional airlines. Greensboro has various options for accommodation across the range of affordability (5 star resorts, 3-4 star hotels, Bed and Breakfast, etc.), restaurants with a range of cuisines, and easy access to activities in the downtown area.
Further details on registration and abstract submission along with venue and accommodation details will be provided in the coming months.
20/10/2022 – Event to disseminate the main findings from the large RCT evaluating the success of the alcohol reduction app, Drink Less
Over the last three years, Claire Garnett and some other colleagues have been working on a large RCT evaluating the success of the alcohol reduction app, Drink Less, in reducing alcohol consumption amongst increasing and higher risk drinkers. You can find more detailed information here:
An event to disseminate the main findings from this trial is now been organized. This will include a series of talks outlining whether the app was effective and acceptable to users, the process evaluation of the trial and a discussion of broader methodological learnings. Talks will be followed by a panel discussion led by experts in research, policy, practice and with lived experience focusing on the implications of the trial for wider research and next steps. The panel will include Clive Henn (Senior Alcohol Advisor at the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities), Adrian Chiles (TV and radio presenter, and author of ‘The Good Drinker’) and Margaret Ogden (member of the independent trial steering committee and expert by experience).
The stakeholder summit will be on Wed 8th February 2023 from 3:30-5pm (GMT) and is a virtual event with an in-person option (at UCL in London) and an online option (via Zoom). It will be followed by an opportunity for networking for in person guests.
If you are interested in attending, please register here: https://forms.office.com/r/SRydaYQGzq
18/10/2022 – Live Better, Take Action campaign
We would like to announce that the “#LiveBetterTakeAction” campaign that started to be disseminated on PAHO´s social media accounts.
With the slogan “Live Better, Take Action”, the main objective of this year’s campaign is to promote the five SAFER interventions by raising public awareness of the need to implement alcohol policies, free from the influence of vested interests. By understanding, supporting and implementing high impact and effective interventions to reduce alcohol consumption, all people can live better, free from alcohol harms and from the pressure to drink.
07/10/2022 – 18th conference and new Inebria president
From 21st to 23rd September, it took place the 18th Inebria conference in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland titled “Early identification and brief interventions: Innovation, sharing experience and facing challenges together for impact.
The conference has been the first face-to-face meeting after the pandemic and has brought together around 100 professionals from all over the world with the objective of sharing the conclusions of the most recent research on screening and brief interventions (SBI) in alcohol and other drugs, together with behavioural addictions, promote joint research and support to the youngest researchers.
This edition has been organized by Professor Aisha Holloway, from the University of Edinburgh, and Professor Dorothy Newbury-Birch, from the University of Teesside, together with other professionals from the UK, with the support of GENCAT and the sponsorship of the World Health Organization.
In the context of the Annual General Meeting, that took place on the 22th of September, Dr. Jeremy Bray (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA) was elected as president of INEBRIA.
We would like to use this opportunity to thank Dorothy Newbury-Birch and Maria Lucia-Formigoni for her great contribution and effort to sustain INEBRIA during this COVID-19 pandemic time.
He has been part of the coordinating committee during the past years and at the same time, he will be leading the organization of the forthcoming Inebria conference, which will take place in North Carolina, USA.
02/05/2022 – Richard Saitz Outstanding Mentorship Award
We would like to announce that INEBRIA is instituting a new annual award in honor of our dear colleague Rich Saitz. The Richard Saitz Outstanding Mentorship Award will be given to one individual each year, at the annual conference. The award seeks to recognize ‘mentorship that moves the field’ by supporting developing scholars in advancing the science and ensuring that brief interventions and related research is rigorous and relevant.
We welcome nominations in the form of a single letter (limit 2 pages plus bibliography), which can be written by one or more mentees. The letter should describe how the nominated mentor has assisted them in advancing their research, leadership, and/or teaching in the field of brief interventions and related research. It should be specific and reference any abstracts, workshops, publications or other presentations that are products of the mentoring relationship. A focus on helping mentees to understand the current evidence, conduct rigorous research, and question accepted ideas of our field, is particularly welcome. The letter should additionally include a description of how the mentor has provided career guidance more broadly, and how they embody Rich’s spirit of advancing rigorous science, while making research and mentorship both fun and meaningful.
In conjunction with the INEBRIA 2022 Conference, the award winner will:
· Give a presentation focused on their career as a researcher and mentor
· Receive free registration and 3 nights of lodging at the conference hotel
· Be the guest of honor at a celebratory dinner during the conference
The due date for receipt of nominations is June 6, 2022.
Nominations should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with CC to email@example.com
14/04/2022 – 18th Inebria Conference: Scholarships
We are pleased to announce that also this year INEBRIA offers four scholarships for low and middle-income (LMIC) country-based professionals with a genuine interest in expanding the research and practice of brief interventions for alcohol to apply for a scholarship to support them to attend in-person our INEBRIA 2022 conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Candidates should read the instructions and complete the application form available here before the 13rd May.
The application process will be conducted entirely in English and to be eligible for an award, you must have an accepted abstract for the Edinburgh conference and be a member of Inebria.
13/04/2022 – INEBRIA 2022 Conference – extension of the abstract submission deadline
We are glad to announce you that the deadline for 2022 INEBRIA conference abstract submission has been extended until April 29th.
Don’t miss the opportunity for you to share your experience with other professionals working in the same area. We encourage you to share your work via abstracts submissions and presentations at the conference.
You can submit your abstract (oral presentation, poster, or symposia) here: https://inebriaedinburgh2022.com/abstract-submission/
For further information, please visit the conference and the network website: https://inebriaedinburgh2022.com/
18/03/2022 – 18th Inebria Conference – abstract submission
We are pleased to inform you the call for abstract submission just opened. You can now submit your abstract focused on research or programme evaluations along with a series of other content areas such as theoretical or practical approaches focussed on any aspect of screening and brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) for problematic use of alcohol, other drugs, gambling, or gaming, relevant to the broader theme of the Conference which is “Early identification and brief interventions: Innovation, sharing experience and facing challenges together for impact”.
As in previous year submissions in the form of posters, oral presentations, workshops and symposiums will be welcomed. Please bear in mind that the abstract submission closes April 15th. You can submit your abstract here: https://inebriaedinburgh2022.com/abstract-submission/
Registration will open soon. In the coming days, more information will be available at the conference website: https://inebriaedinburgh2022.com/. Information will also be regularly updated through the INEBRIA official twitter account . We invite all of you to follow the account and we also encourage you to publish/retweet in order to disseminate the Inebria information with all your contacts. This year twitter hashtag is #INEBRIA22.
18/01/2022 –Remembering and honoring our colleague Richard Saitz
With sadness, we are sharing the news that our colleague Dr. Rich Saitz passed away on January 15th from pancreatic cancer. Rich was an exceptional scientist and leader in our field, and a friend to many, and we will miss him greatly. He played key roles in shaping and contributing to INEBRIA, including as a member of the Coordinating Committee from Sept 2011 to Sept 2017 and as host of the annual conference in Boston, in 2011. He also was the driving force behind the annual publication of the INEBRIA conference proceedings in Addiction Science & Clinical Practice since 2011 and he was also one of the INEBRIA coordinating committee members that contributed actively to bridging the gap between cultures and expanding the SBIRT in Latin America.
Rich was unwavering in his commitment to science and to advancing evidence-based practices in substance use treatment and prevention. He challenged all of us to question accepted wisdom and take a clear-eyed view of the evidence as we strive to improve care and reduce stigma for people who use alcohol and drugs. Rich was an important mentor to so many around the world. He inspired many of us to enter the field, and all of us to do our best work – and to live fully and have some fun while we’re at it.
In his honor, INEBRIA is inaugurating the Richard Saitz Outstanding Mentorship Award, which will be an annual award given during the INEBRIA conference. The award is to recognize ‘mentorship that moves the field’ by supporting developing scholars to keep BI and related research rigorous and relevant. The recipient will be supported to travel to the conference and give a plenary talk, and will be celebrated with a very special dinner with friends and colleagues. The first award will be given at this fall’s conference, and we will be sharing more information about it in the coming months.
17/12/2021 –18th Inebria Conference, Edinburgh, UK
We are delighted to announce that the 18th INEBRIA conference will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland, on September 22nd-23rd, 2022 (pre-conference on the 21st). The meeting will be organised by Professor Aisha Holloway, The University of Edinburgh, and Professor Dorothy Newbury-Birch, Teesside University, with a team of colleagues from across the United Kingdom and globe.
The conference website and registration will launch January 2022 and will reveal the Conference theme and with further details on registration, abstract submission and key dates along with venue and accommodation details.
The Conference supporters and partners look forward to welcoming you to Scotland and the historic capital city of Edinburgh as home for the Conference. The Conference venue, John McIntyre Conference Centre (JMCC), is nestled at the foot of Arthur’s Seat and merely a short walk from some of Edinburgh’s biggest landmarks. The JMCC is part of The University of Edinburgh campus at Pollock Halls and is the perfect location for showcasing the best of the capital and has a range of onsite accommodation.
It will be INEBRIA’s first conference in Scotland and an opportunity for us to gather together. We can’t wait to see you! And as they say in Scotland “Lang may yer lum reek!”
Professor Aisha Holloway and Professor Dorothy Newbury-Birch
21/11/2021 –Launch of Pahola
On November 19th, PAHO launched Pahola, a digital health worker who can help risky drinkers decrease their alcohol consumption. This tool is an effort to help countries in the region to reduce the increasing rates of harmful drinking.
Pahola is designed to be empathetic and free of judgement and can provide general information about the risks of drinking and communicate interactively and confidentially with people. She can help assess users’ alcohol-related risks using a series of questions. If people then decide to cut down on drinking, Pahola can help them create a plan that includes identifying triggers and figuring out how to cope with them. In addition, she can also refer people to alcohol treatment services. This is a great development in the area of screening and brief interventions, and we hope there will be opportunities for PAHO and INEBRIA experts in the region to evaluate it.
In words of Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), new technologies, including artificial intelligence, are powerful tools for expanding access to information and care. In addition, the PAHO Assistant Director Dr. Jarbas Barbosa commented that PAHO’s goal with Pahola is to help people better understand the harms caused by alcohol consumption, increase access to reliable information, facilitate self-assessment of alcohol-related risks and take concrete steps to decrease alcohol use. In this sense, Pahola is not intended to replace direct contact with health professionals but aims to encourage people to seek help.
This tool is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
For more information click here.
29/10/2021 –Opportunity for publishing
After the successful INEBRIA annual Conference, if you are thinking of publishing your research, we are glad to announce that in collaboration with Frontiers in Psychiatry Dr. Surendra Mattoo, Dr. Abhisek Ghosh and Dr. Dorothy Newbury-Birch are organizing a collection of articles (Research Topic) titled “The Evidence and Practice-Gap of Screening and Brief Interventions for Substance Misuse”.
The idea is to collect high-level manuscripts from international experts with the main aim to create an eBook compilation. Manuscript contributions can be of different types (e.g. Original Research, Review, Perspective, etc) and the deadline for submissions is currently set to January 18th, 2022. Note that manuscripts accepted for publication are subject to publishing fees. Please check out this link for further details.
The Abstract submission is preferable and its current deadline is November 1.
You can submit your abstract by clicking the “Participate” tab in the following link.
29/10/2021 –Early identification and brief intervention in sexual health in an addiction context
For our French speakers, we are happy to inform about the publication of the guide titled: Early identification and brief intervention in sexual health in an addiction context. This guide is intended for primary healthcare professionals, general practitioners, nurses and pharmacists, as well as those working in the field of sexual health. Its purpose is to bring together theoretical and practical information to support the identification and management of care recipients with problems related to sexual health in an addictological context.
You will find it here
11/10/2021 –ICARA Webinar series 2021
The ICARA Webinar series on COVID-19 and ATOD research ran from April to August 2021. Listed you will find available the details of each session and their recordings:
- Webinar 2: Substance use and gambling in Finland during the COVID-19 pandemic: Perspectives from a Nordic welfare state with low COVID-19 incidence.
- Webinar 6: Myths, Lockdowns, Curfews & Bans: Alcohol consumption and harms during COVID-19 in four continents.
17/09/2021 –Online training on systematic review carried out by Professor Dorothy Newbury-Birch
We are pleased to inform that Professor Dorothy Newbury-Birch, Teesside University,UK and co-president of INEBRIA will be carrying out a training session under the name of “A beginner’s guide to systematic reviewing: learn the basic stages in carrying out a systematic review”.
The session will be taking place on 22th November from 13:00 to 15:00 GMT time through Microsof TEAMS.
If you are interested to assist, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
03/08/2021 – Webinar “One Year Later: How Have American Drinking Habits Changed During the COVID-19 Pandemic?”
We would like to inform you that on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 from 1:00 PM–2:00 PM ET will take place the webinar “One Year Later: How Have American Drinking Habits Changed During the COVID-19 Pandemic?” which will be presenting new longitudinal data on US drinking patterns at several points during the COVID pandemic in 2020. This is a follow-up survey to the findings that were presented last year, to assess whether the early patterns observed have been sustained over the longer term. Alcohol is one of the leading preventable causes of mortality in the U.S. Therefore, it is important to understand how alcohol consumption has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To register click here.
If you register, you will be later sent a link to the slides and presentation even if you cannot attend the live session.
08/06/2021 – 17th INEBRIA conference will be held entirely online
Due to the understandable uncertainty and anxiety for traveling internationally because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to inform you that the 17th INEBRIA conference will be held entirely online from 22-24 September 2021.
The conference’s main theme is “Setting new directions for Brief Interventions” and aims to shed light on the future of Brief Interventions (BIs) research, while examining the current landscape of BI research within the substance use field, and the barriers to implementation of existing research strategies. This conference will also focus on low resource settings due to their limited representation in BI research at a global scale.
Register now at https://www.inebriaconference.
For further information, please visit the conference website: https://www.inebriaconference.
06/05/2021 – Webinar on Addressing alcohol consumption and socioeconomic inequalities: how a health promotion approach can help
We are pleased to inform the upcoming webinar on Addressing alcohol consumption and socioeconomic inequalities: how a health promotion approach can help organized by the World Health Organization. The webinar will take place on 4 June 2021, from 14:00 to 15:30 CET, and it will review recent evidence pertaining to the acceptability, availability and affordability of alcohol. Selected country experiences will illustrate policy options in practice.
You can register here.
For more information, contact: email@example.com
14/04/2021 –ICARA Webinar series on COVID-19 and ATOD research
We are pleased to inform you that ICARA will hold a webinar series on COVID-19 and ATOD research. The first webinar that will take place is called “Pandemic Perspectives: Addiction Science in the Era of COVID-19” and it will be held via Zoom on 30th April 2021, at 14:00-16:00 GMT/ 16:00-18:00 SAST.
The webinar will be chaired by Prof. Tom Babor, University of Connecticut, and speakers are:
- Bronwyn Myers, Chief Specialist Scientist, South African Medical Research Council
- Maristela Monteiro, Senior Advisor on Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO)
- Florence Baingana, Advisor to WHO
- Jennifer Gonzalez, Senior Director of Population Health, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, Dallas, Texas
05/03/2021 –INEBRIA 2021 Conference – extension of the abstract submission deadline
We are glad to announce you that the deadline for 2021 INEBRIA conference abstract submission has been extended until April 9th.
Don’t miss the opportunity for you to share your experience with other professionals working in the same area. We encourage you to share your work via abstracts submissions and presentations at the conference.
You can submit your abstract (oral presentation, poster, or symposia) using this online form- www.inebriaconference.com/call-for-abstracts
As we have been informing, the conference will be in a hybrid form- in-person in Goa India as well as online for those who may not be able to travel to the conference location.
For further information, please visit the conference and the network website: www.inebriaconference.com.
09/02/2021 – ORBITAL virtual workshop
We would like to announce that the ORBITAL SIG is organizing a virtual workshop. It will take place on the 24th February from 15:00 to 16:30 CET/GMT+1 virtual .
You will find the program here.
Join the INEBRIA Implementation Outcomes in Alcohol Brief Intervention Research Workshop to hear more about ongoing efforts in this area and to learn how you can get involved in planned evidence reviews to move the field forward by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
11/01/2021 E-SIG virtual workshop
We would like to announce that the e-INEBRIA SIG is organizing a virtual sessions that will take place on the 17th February, from 14:00 to 16:30 CET time. The event aims to exchange experiences and knowledge among researchers, clinicians, policy-makers, public health and other healthcare professionals focusing on digital brief interventions. The meeting will organized in two areas:
- Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions; and
- Roadmap for Best Practices for Research on Brief Digital Interventions for Problematic Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use.
You can check the program here
Before registering, it is suggested to read the article “Roadmap for Best Practices for Research on Brief Digital Interventions for Problematic Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use” (free access here).
You can register using the following link.
You will find more information here.
24/11/2020 Web based consultation on a working document for developing the global alcohol action plan
The Alcohol, Drugs and Addictive Behaviors Unit in WHO has finalized a working document for the development of an action plan (2022-2030) to effectively implement the WHO Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol. This is done in accordance with our plans for implementation of WHO Executive Board decision EB146 (14): https://www.who.int/teams/mental-health-and-substance-use/alcohol-drugs-and-addictive-behaviours/alcohol/governance-alcohol/towards-and-action-plan-on-alcohol
We have now moved to the next stage of the process – a web-based consultation on the working document, which is available here: https://web-prod.who.int/publications-detail-redirect/action-plan-to-strengthen-implementation-of-the-global-strategy-to-reduce-the-harmful-use-of-alcohol
The consultation is now open and will remain open until midnight on 6th December 2020. Member States, governmental and intergovernmental organizations and non-State actors are invited to submit their comments through a dedicated web: https://extranet.who.int/dataformv3/index.php/151298. The consultation is not open to individuals.
The consultation asks one substantive question only: “We have read the working document for development of an action plan to strengthen implementation of the Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol and have the following comments and suggestions for consideration:” You will then have the option to either submit the full response online or submit an abstract online and attach the full submission as a pdf or doc file.
The working document is in English only, but responses can be given in any of the six official languages of WHO: English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese or Arabic. All relevant contributions received will be published on WHO`s website. Comments received will be taken into consideration in the process of developing the first draft of the action plan and may inform subsequent stages of the process.
If you have any question, please contact Dag Rekve, Senior technical officer at WHO, e-mail: email@example.com
16/10/2020 – New INEBRIA SIG focused on adolescents/youth
Since the interest generated about the idea of forming a SIG focused on adolescents/youth, Inebria decided to move this idea forward. The aim of this SIG would be to track progress on research and development in the field of screening and brief intervention for alcohol and drugs among adolescents and youth (age range TBD by SIG members), and to review outcomes salient, developmentally appropriate outcomes for this age group.
Regarding the actions planned, will be the following:
- to hold meetings, workshops and symposia in appropriate contexts.
- to produce presentations and papers on policy and practice in relation to the SIG topic.
- to facilitate collaborative research and development as appropriate.
13/10/2020 – Slides and videos of the INEBRIA virtual sessions already available at the website
As we have been informing, the 2020 Inebria and the Inebria Latina virtual webinars took place the 24th and the 25th September under the titles ‘The times they are a changing’… and how we adapt to them” and “COVID-19 y su impacto en el consumo de alcohol y otras drogas y sobre la implementación de intervenciones breves en América Latina”
In case you missed the Inebria webinar in English, the slides and the videos are already available in the Inebria website. You will find them in the following link: https://inebria.net/meetings-and-activities/virtual-meeting/international-meeting/
For the Inebria Latina session, you will also find the slides and the recording in the following: https://www.paho.org/es/eventos/covid-19-su-impacto-consumo-alcohol-otras-drogas-sobre-implementacion-intervenciones-breves
30/06/2020 – Inebria virtual event 24th September
We would like to announce that INEBRIA is planning a virtual event to take place on the 24th September from 17h to 19h CEST. It will be structured in two parts: a scientific session with presentations followed by the Annual General Meeting to be able to elect new CC members.
As you know, the conference in Goa has been postponed to 2021 but we did not want to miss the option to meet you using the nowadays indispensable digital platforms. This will be the second attempt for INEBRIA after the streaming event organized in Bangalore, India back in 2017 that worked quite well. This year virtual event is titled “The times they are a changing’… and how we adapt to them” and will cover topics like Covid-19 and its impact on substance use and interventions going virtual. The event will be free of charge for Inebria members and registration will be required for both parts of the event.
More information on the final agenda, registration and the platform link to access the event will be provided in the coming weeks.
10/04/2020 – INEBRIA Conference
10/03/2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
Across the world there is understandable uncertainty and anxiety over future plans because of the Coronavirus. The INEBRIA Organising and Scientific Committees are monitoring the situation, and will decide nearer the time if there needs to be any changes. For the moment, we are planning on the Conference going ahead, and have extended the Abstract submission deadline to 10th April 2020.
You can contact members of the team with queries at firstname.lastname@example.org
08/01/2020 -17th Inebria conference: Abstract submission and scholarships
We are pleased to inform you that registration and call for abstract submission just opened. As in previous years, submissions in the form of posters, oral presentations, workshops and symposiums are welcomed but please bear in mind that the call opens and closes earlier (by March 9th) this year to give time for authors to request their VISA. You can submit your abstract here.
The preliminary scientific program will be available in the coming weeks.
As usual, registration offers reduced fees for LMIC, locals and for INEBRIA members: https://www.inebria2020goa.com/registrations
This year INEBRIA also offers five scholarships to attend the conference for early career professionals with genuine interest in expanding screening and brief interventions in their countries. Candidates should read the instructions and complete the application form available here before the 26th March. The application process for INEBRIA “International” scholarships will be conducted entirely in English and to be eligible for an award, you must have an accepted abstract for the Goa conference and be a member of Inebria. You’ll find more information at the Inebria website.
There is also an specific call to facilitate the participation of 10 Indian professionals. Instructions and application form are available at the conference site.