15th Conference of INEBRIA, 26th- 27th September 2018, Santiago (Chile)



09:00 – 17:30 COURSE: Improving delivery of SBI, specific skills and abilities.
Chairs: Rodrigo Zárate, Milena Pereira
09:00 – 17:30 eHealth pre-conference MEETING, e-INEBRIA Special Interest Group.
Chairs: Paul Wallace, Heleen Riper
15:00 – 18:00 MEETING of the INEBRIA Coordinating Committee


08:00 – 08:30 Registration
08:00 – 08:30 Welcome Coffee
08:30 – 08:45 Welcome to the 2018 INEBRIA CONFERENCE
Ministry of Interior (SENDA)
Ministry of Health
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Pan American Health Organization
International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol & Other Drugs
“Implementation of SBIRT in Chile. The experience of developing a national program”
Pablo Norambuena, Chilean Ministry of Health
09:00 – 10:00 PLENARY SESSION 1
Inaugural Lecture: “Cost-effectiveness of brief interventions on alcohol compared to other population-based alcohol policies
Speaker: Jürgen Rehm
Chair: Richard Saitz
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee
10:30 – 11:30 PLENARY SESSION 2
Nick Heather Lecture 2018: “Alcohol – Still a balanced view? – Is the 1986 Report of the UK Royal College of General Practitioners still relevant today?”   
Speaker: Peter Anderson
Chair: Toni Gual
11:30 – 12:30 PLENARY SESSION 3
Best Abstracts 2018
Michael E Jecks. “Systematic review into the effects of control group changes in interpretation of findings in Alcohol Brief Interventions”, Michael E Jecks, Matt Field, Caryl Beynon, Mark Gabbay.
Hugo López-Pelayo. “Standard Joint Unit: a new tool for assessing risky use, Eugènia Campeny de Lara, Hugo López-Pelayo, Cristina Casajuana, Joan Colom, Maria Mercedes Balcells, Antoni Gual
Chair: Sven Andreasson
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 GROUP SESSION 1
Group 1: Abstracts – SBIRT in PHC and other health settings
Chair: Cheryl Cherpitel

  • Single episode of harmful alcohol use resulting in injury: a missed opportunity for brief intervention in the emergency department. Cheryl J Cherpitel, Yu Ye, Vladimir B Poznyak.
  • Treatment providers capacity for long-term management of persons with drugs use disorders. Silvia Morales Chainé, Jose Luis Vásquez Martínez, Violeta Félix Romero, Kalina Martínez Martínez, Germán Palafox Palafox, Alejandra Hill.
  • Integrated stepped care to address alcohol use among patients living with HIV and alcohol use disorder: Results from a randomized clinical trial. E. Jennifer Edelman, Stephen A. Maisto, Nathan B. Hansen, Christopher J. Cutter, James Dziura, Yanhong Deng, Lynn E. Fiellin, Patrick G. O’Connor, Roger Bedimo, Cynthia Gibert, Vincent C. Marconi, David Rimland, Maria C. Rodriguez-Barradas, Michael S. Simberkoff, Amy C. Justice, Kendall J. Bryant, David A. Fiellin
  • Incorporating HIV Discussions into Brief Interventions: Lessons Learned from SBIRT Research in Primary Care Settings. Shannon G Mitchell, Robert P Schwartz, Jan Gryczynski.
Group 2: Symposium PAHO – SBIRT on alcohol and drugs use during pregnancy / FASD, in Latin America
Chair: Javiera Erazo

Group 3: Abstracts – Digital interventions: web-based and app
Chair: Maria Lucia Formigoni

Group 4: Abstracts – SBIRT in specific contexts and populations
Chair: Telmo Ronzani

Group 5: Abstracts – About clients and workers perspectives
Chair: Gallus Bischof

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee
16:00 – 17:30 GROUP SESSION 2
Group 6: Workshop – How to Scale-up Brief Interventions. A review based on the Scala Project
Chair: Toni Gual
Group 7: Abstracts – Digital interventions: e-health, computer-facilitated
Chair: Lodewijk Pas

Group 8: Workshop – Through the Looking Glass:  Viewing alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (aSBI) through the lens of Alcohol Exposed Pregnancy (AEP) prevention
Chair: Alicia Kowalchuk
Group 9: Workshop – Pragmatic case finding as a patient-centred alternative to universal screening Ideas on a way forward
Chair: Sven Wahlin
Group 10: Symposium PAHO – Implementation of SBIRT in Latin America: new experiences and research
Chair: Marcela Tiburcio


08:00 – 08:45 Welcome Coffee
08:45 – 09:00 Day 2 OPENING: “Research and program evaluation in Chile”
Rodrigo Portilla, Chilean National Service for Prevention and Rehabilitation on Drugs and Alcohol Consumption
09:00 – 10:00 PLENARY SESSION 4
Panel: Present and future of digital brief interventions
Óscar García-Pañella, “Innovation in motivational design: new technologies, content platforms and deeply storytelled solutions for better interventions
Heleen Riper, “Digital Interventions for Alcohol Misuse: from assessing effectiveness towards digital phenotyping”
Chair: Paul Wallace
10:00 – 11:30 POSTER SESSION
10:00 – 11:30 Coffee
11:30 – 13:00 GROUP SESSION 3
Group 11: Symposium – Opportunities and challenges of innovative approaches and sustainability to universal SBIRT in primary health care
Chair: Constance Weisner

Group 12: Abstracts – Measurement, assessment and screening
Chair: Jennifer McNeely

  • AUDIT – psychometric properties to identifying alcohol dependence. Sara Wallhed Finn, Sven Andréasson.
  • Identification of alcohol problem use and alcohol use disorder in adults primary care patients: TAPS compared with AUDIT-C and ASSIST. Angeline Adam, Robert P. Schwartz, Li-Tzy Wu, Geetha Subramaniam, Gaurav Sharma, Eugene Laska, Jennifer McNeely. Presenter: Jennifer McNeely.
  • Screening for Excessive Alcohol Use and Brief Counseling of Adults by a Usual Care Provider or Multiple Providers – 17 States, and the District of Columbia. Lela, R, McKnight-Eily, Catherine (Katie) Okoro, Dan Hungerford.
  • Towards a global consensus on outcomes in efficacy and effectiveness trials of alcohol brief interventions: The Outcome Reporting in Brief Intervention Trials: Alcohol (ORBITAL) consensus meeting. Gillian W Shorter, Nick Heather, Jeremy W Bray, Emma L Giles, Aisha Holloway, Carolina Barbosa, Anne H Berman, Amy J O’Donnell, Kelly J Stockdale, Stephanie Scott, Dorothy Newbury-Birch.
  • The research measurement standardization special interest group next steps: Substances, settings, populations, and studies. Gillian W Shorter, Nick Heather, Emma L Giles, Aisha Holloway, Carolina Barbosa, Anne H Berman, Amy J O’Donnell, Kelly J Stockdale, Stephanie Scott, Dorothy Newbury-Birch
Group 13: Symposium – Experiences of implementation and evaluation of SBIRT programs in Chile
Chair: Rodrigo Zárate

13:00 – 14:30 Annual meeting of the International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol & Other Drugs, INEBRIA
14:30 – 16:00 GROUP SESSION 4
Group 14: Workshop – The 15 method:  training primary care practitioners in brief treatment of alcohol dependence
Chair: Sven Andreasson
Group 15: Abstracts – Outcomes and results
Chair: Paul Seale

  • What is meaningful alcohol change and relapse for Hazardous Drinkers participating in a trial of Alcohol Brief Interventions: A thematic analysis. Gillian W Shorter, Nicola Keegan, Stephen Patterson, Pat Doherty, Christine Armstrong, John A Cunningham, Mhairi Bowe.
  • Implementation outcome assessment instruments used in physical healthcare settings and their measurement properties: a systematic review. Zarnie C.S Khadjesari, Silia Vitoratou, Laura Schatte, Alexandra Ziemann, Christina Daskalopoulou, Nick Sevdalis, Louise Hull.
  • Adolescent SBIRT in Pediatric Primary Care: Healthcare Utilization Outcomes from a Randomized Trial in an Integrated Healthcare System. Stacy A Sterling, Sujaya Parthasarathy, Ashley Jones, Derek, Satre, Constance Weisner, Andrea, Kline-Simon.
  • Documented Brief Intervention Associated with Reduced Linkage to Treatment in a National Sample of Patients with Unhealthy Alcohol Use With and Without Alcohol Use Disorders. Emily C. Williams, Joseph E. Glass, Katharine A. Bradley. Presenter: Madeline Frost.
Group 16: Workshop – Integrating Culturally-Enhanced Tools into Brief Motivational Interventions
Chair: Patricia Juarez
Group 17: Abstracts – SBIRT in Latin America
Chair: Joan Colom

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee
16:30 – 17:30 PLENARY SESSION 5
Panel: Challenges faced on the implementation of Brief Interventions in Lower-Middle Income Countries and Latin America
Abhijit Nadkarni, “Cheers to Challenges-Counselling for harmful drinking in Goa, India
Telmo Ronzani, “Implementation of Brief Interventions in Latin America: challenges and advances”
Marcela Tiburcio, “SBIRT research in Latin America: A brief summary of ongoing projects and an invitation to action
Chair: Dag Rekve
Chair: Dag Rekve
Sven Andreasson, President of INEBRIA
Pablo Norambuena, Lead of the Local Organization
18:30 – 20:00 Welcome Reception of 2018 INEBRIA CONFERENCE