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Apr 30 '22 - May 3 '22

47th Annual Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research

The 47th KBS Symposium is hosted by the Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology (IPiN) and the National Centre for Prevention of Addictions (KCPU).

Aim and scope of the symposium

The primary purpose of the symposium is to provide a forum where researchers involved in studies on alcohol can exchange ideas about their ongoing research. The scope of the symposium includes studies of the determinants and consequences of alcohol use, alcohol consumption cultures and patterns, social and institutional responses to alcohol related harms prevention and care.

Empirical research, theoretical papers, and literature reviews are welcome. Social and epidemiological studies is to be interpreted broadly, as it includes research from a variety of disciplines, such as psychology, sociology, criminology, economics, history, and other sciences.

The symposium focuses on the discussion of papers that are pre-circulated electronically on a password-protected area on this website. Papers are presented in 10-minute segments, followed by comments from the discussants and general audience participation. Any person who submits a paper may be asked to be a discussant or chair of a session. More information on handing in abstracts and papers can be found on the abstract submission page.

Symposium program

Find the program at a glance, here.


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About KBS

The principal aims of the Kettil Bruun Society (KBS) are to investigate social, epidemiological and cross-cultural research on alcohol use, to promote the exchange of scientific knowledge and experiences among researchers from various disciplines and to encourage international collaboration. The comparison of social and epidemiological developments found in different countries makes it possible to disentangle major trends from underlying patterns of alcohol use. This is particularly useful for the development of effective strategies to regulate alcohol use – an aspect which is of great interest in many countries.

For information on joining the KBS Society and other matters, continue reading here.