Symposium and Workshop Submissions
Program proposal submission deadline is extended till March 31, 2022

Program proposals are invited within three general themes:


  1. biological/preclinical,
  2. medical/clinical/psychosocial,
  3. alcohol-induced organ damage,

and organized as symposia or workshops. Organizers of sessions are encouraged to use an integrative approach and to include speakers from different institutions and countries, providing relevance to a broad audience and diverse viewpoints, with no more than 2 speakers from one country for a symposium or workshop, however exceptions will be considered. Speaker abstracts are obligatory required for both Symposia and Workshops. Speaker abstracts should provide adequate detail, not an overview, and follow the required format.
Our goal is to make the presentations relevant to a rather broad audience of alcohol researchers. Submission is open to both ISBRA and ESBRA members and non-members alike.


Proposal acceptance may be a competitive process due to history of high number of submissions and limited available slots in previous ISBRA and ESBRA conferences. Thus, not all submissions may be accepted. The official congress language is English.


All submissions will be acknowledged on receipt by email. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within 1 week, please contact us, and we will verify if we have received your submission.

In order to send a symposium or workshop proposal, please see below: Furthermore when you enter Your Account, you can see all drafts of your proposal

The potential topics for submissions are:


  • Animal behavior
  • Molecular/Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Physiology CNS
  • Pharmacokinetics & Metabolism
  • Pharmacology CNS
  • Pathology: Human/Animal
  • Liver disease (alcohol-related)
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Development
  • Determinants of alcohol consumption in humans
  • Biological markers
  • Epidemiology


  • Consequences of alcohol consumption in humans
  • Brain imaging
  • Quantitative/Computer Methods
  • Psychiatric Comorbidity
  • Relapse, mechanisms, prevention
  • Health Services CNS
  • Prevention
  • Treatment/Recovery
  • Sociology
  • Training/Education Methods
  • Other

Program Formats

Symposium: intended to highlight progress and exciting new developments in a field. They should comprise a 5-minute introduction followed by 4 presentations consisting of 18-minute talks and a 13-minute discussion/question period (no slides). Total time is 90 minutes. Speaker Abstracts are required for each presentation and are a separate submission process.


Workshop: intended to focus on new, developing or established research or clinical questions or problems that may be helped by open discussion. They should comprise an introduction (5 minutes) in which the topic is outlined and questions or goals are presented, followed by either:

  • 3 presentations consisting of 20-minute talks each and a 25-minute open discussion at the end
  • 4 presentations consisting of 15-minute talks each and a 25-minute open discussion at the end

Total Time is 90 minutes. Speaker Abstracts are required for each presentation and are a separate submission process.



Submission Requirements


Organizer(s) and Chair(s) must have an established account at the ISBRA/ESBRA Congress website or one will need to be created. Organizer(s) should confirm that all participants are aware of the requirement to register for the meeting.

  • Three (3) Keywords
  • Three (3) Learning Objectives, in list form, be specific
  • Title of Proposal is limited to 22 max word count
  • Theme, Topic and Format must be indicated
  • Name of individual for the role of Introduction (if other than Chair/s)
  • Name of individual for the role of Discussant/Questions Moderator (if other than Chair/s)
  • Name of each Speaker ONLY (all authors can be listed within Speaker Abstract) and the title of their talk/presentation. Titles are limited to 22 max word count
  • Please use Times New Roman font, 12-point size, single spacing between lines, 925 max word count.


Complete Proposal – organized as follows:


Fill in the information on:
Disclosure of Conflict of Interest and Ethics for medical research involving human subjects or animal experiments
TITLE:
ORGANIZER(s):
CHAIR(S):
RATIONALE AND CONTENT: (text in lower case)
This should include the substance of your proposal description.
INTRODUCTION – NAME:
PRESENTATION 1 – TITLE AND SPEAKER’S NAME: very brief description, not full speaker abstract
PRESENTATION 2 – TITLE AND SPEAKER’S NAME: very brief description, not full speaker abstract
PRESENTATION 3 – TITLE AND SPEAKER’S NAME: very brief description, not full speaker abstract
PRESENTATION 4 – TITLE AND SPEAKER’S NAME: very brief description, not full speaker abstract
DISCUSSANT/QUESTIONS MODERATOR – NAME

Review and Acceptance

All submissions will be anonymously reviewed by members of the scientific committee. The scientific committee will then decide on rejection or acceptance either as a symposium or a workshop. All speakers are required to register for the meeting. The submission of an abstract implies registration for the full congress (so please ensure funding for registration, congress fee, travel and accommodation expenses), and acceptance of the final decision about method and allocation of presentation by the scientific committee.


Note: Authors are required to confirm their presentation acceptance, and register & pay the registration fees before July 15, 2022, and they are responsible for their own registration, transportation and accommodation costs. If no acceptance form, registration & payment of the organizer(s) have been received by that time, the symposium or workshop will be removed from the program and abstracts not included in the congress proceedings. Authors will be notified about the final decision of the scientific committee by May 15, 2022 and, in the case of acceptance, will also be informed of preliminary time and date of symposium or workshop.



Feel free to ask any questions

Organizers:

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