Joint Meeting of ISBRA and ESBRA
2nd World Congress on Alcohol and Alcoholism, September 17-20, 2022 - Cracow, Poland

From bench to bedside: mechanisms and novel treatment options for alcohol-related disorders

Joint Meeting of ISBRA and ESBRA 2022

2nd World Congress on Alcohol and Alcoholism.
From bench to bedside: mechanisms and novel treatment options for alcohol-related disorders

2nd World Congress on Alcohol and Alcoholism

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are very happy to invite you to the 2nd World Congress on Alcohol and Alcoholism, joint meeting of the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ISBRA) and the European Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ESBRA). Both societies have chosen Cracow in Poland to be the host city. The Congress will be held from September 17 to 20, 2022.

We are planning a fascinating interdisciplinary scientific program that will meet expectations of all participants. We truly believe that the hospitable environment of Cracow will provide a venue for effective exchange of new research findings and ideas in a warm and friendly atmosphere, where innovative collaborations may develop. We hope that the COVID-19 pandemic will not remain an obstacle by then and finally we will be able to see each other in person.

2nd World Congress on Alcohol and Alcoholism is an international, interdisciplinary conference gathering doctors and researchers of various specialties on the issue of alcohol use, mechanisms and treatment of alcohol dependence, and systemic complications related to chronic alcohol exposure, in particular alcoholic liver disease.

The conference will be attended by leading scientists from around the world conducting research in these areas as well as representatives of the most important institutions, scientific associations and specialist centers dealing with addiction issues. The program was based around three main themes, including biological, medical-clinical and psychosocial aspects as well as organ damage caused by alcohol drinking.

It is very important to us that the Congress becomes a place of substantive interdisciplinary cooperation and a field for discussion and exchange of views on addiction and liver diseases. Our wish is that the event will also bring together leading specialists in various fields of medicine from our country.

Your participation in the Conference will be an honor and invaluable help. We kindly ask you to encourage interested collaborators to participate in the Congress. We hope that together we will manage to create a space for the exchange of knowledge, experience and innovative solutions in the treatment of addictions and complications caused by them.

On behalf of the organizers, I look forward to welcoming you in Cracow in September 2022.

Marcin Wojnar
Congress President

Jagiellonian University Auditorium Maximum. Modern conference facility located in a close proximity to the city center and most hotels. It features a number of rooms of varying sizes and functionalities; therefore, all lectures, sessions and coffee breaks will be held there.

Krupnicza 33, 31-123 Cracow, Poland
September 17 to 20, 2022


Marisa Roberto

Department of Molecular Medicine,
The Scripps Research Institute,

Bernd Schnab

San Diego Digestive Diseases Research Center, University of California San Diego,
Department of Medicine,
Division of Gastroenterology,
Henry Kranzler

Center for Studies of Addiction,
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine,

Susumu Higuchi

National Hospital Organization,
Kurihama Medical Addiction Center

Helmut K. Seitz

Ethianum Clinic Heidelberg
Faculty of Medicine, University of Heidelberg,

Rainer Spanagel

Central Institute of Mental Health,
Medical Faculty Mannheim,
Heidelberg University,

Honorary Patronage


Cracow is one of the most perfectly preserved old cities in Europe and can be treated as a textbook of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture, which placed it on the List of the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage. Cracow, the former capital of Poland, is famous for having Europe’s largest market square. The Historic Centre of Cracow is situated at the foot of the Royal Wawel Castle and its pervasive culture of authenticity is visible in its location and setting, its forms and designs, and its materials and substance. The city’s panorama, including its historic landmarks, such as Wawel Hill, the Town Hall Tower, and the amazing churches has not been impaired in any way, and fully reflects its origin up to current times. The other examples of sophisticated history of Cracow are the 14th-century fortifications and the medieval site of Kazimierz with its ancient synagogues in the southern part of town, Jagellonian University, and the Gothic cathedral where the kings of Poland were buried. Cracow is an urban architectural ensemble of outstanding quality, in terms of both its townscape and its individual monuments. The historic centre of the town admirably illustrates the process of continuous urban growth from the Middle Ages to the present day. Read more

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ISBRA – International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism

ESBRA – European Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism

Conference Office:

Polish Travel Quo Vadis Sp. z o.o.

Ptasia 2, 00-138 Warsaw, Poland