Wednesday, 21 May 2014 09:26

40th Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society

40th Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society (

Campus Luigi Einaudi, Lungo Dora Siena 100, University of Torino, Italy, 9 - 13 June 2014.

Eclectica, Institute for Training and Research, and University of Torino, Department of Cultures, Politics and Societies are proud to host the symposium.

The principal aims of the 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.

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 determinants and consequences of drinking, drinking cultures and patterns, social and institutional responses to drinking related harms prevention and care.

Empirical research, theoretical papers and reviews of the literature are welcome. Social and epidemiological studies have to be interpreted in a broadly meaning as they include research in a variety of disciplines, such as psychology, sociology, criminology, economics, history and other sciences. Papers on other forms of substance use such as tobacco and drugs are also accepted but more especially with the way they relate to alcohol use.

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