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Sep 22 '21 - Sep 24 '21


Setting New Directions For Brief Interventions

This event is organized by the International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol and Other Drugs (INEBRIA), The Program on Substance Abuse of The Generalitat of Catalonia and SANGATH, a non-governmental, not for profit organization committed to improving health across the lifespan.


September, 22 – 24, 2021


Online platform


Brief interventions can play an integral role in addressing the burden, harms, and societal costs associated with alcohol use. However, there is limited uptake of brief interventions in culturally diverse and low resource settings. This necessitates a critical appraisal of what we have achieved until now as a field and debate and discussion on the next steps for brief interventions in specific cultural contexts.

​The organizers anticipate that the conference will provide an opportunity for practitioners, implementers, academics, policy-makers, and various other state actors to influence the agenda for brief interventions. The ultimate goal is to change the way addictions care is conceptualized particularly in low resource settings.

Program and Speakers


The scientific program of the conference has the following sub-themes:

  • Increasing the footprint of brief interventions in Asia and other LMICs.
  • Technological innovations in brief interventions research.
  • Screening and brief interventions for Problematic Gaming and/or Problematic Gambling.
  • Importance of multi-stakeholder involvement and coordination in the successful implementation and scale-up of evidence-based brief interventions.
  • Mobilization of local communities to implement brief interventions through non-healthcare platforms.
  • Global challenges faced in the scaling-up of brief interventions.


  • Dr. Atul Ambekar, National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC), AIIMS, New Delhi.
  • Dr. Wei Hao, Professor of Psychiatry in Mental Health Institute, Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Changsha, China and Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Psychosocial Factors, Substance Abuse and Health.
  • Dr. Amy O’Donnell, UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Advanced Fellow at the Population Health Sciences Institute, Newcastle University, UK.
  • Professor Pratima Murthy, Department of Psychiatry at NIMHANS, Bangalore.
  • Professor Kypros Kypri, Professor at the School of Medicine & Public Health, University of Newcastle, Australia.
  • Sven Andréasson, MD, PhD, Professor at the department of Global Public Health at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm; Senior consultant at the Stockholm Centre for addiction; Senior advisor at the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare; and Chairman of the Swedish Alcohol Policy Forum.
  • Kate Conigrave, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia; the Aboriginal Medical Service Cooperative, Redfern; Professor at the University of Sydney; and joint director of the Centre of Research Excellence in Indigenous Health and Alcohol.


Please follow the link to register, here.



Sep 22 '21
Sep 24 '21
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