The Kettil Bruun Society's aims 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 annual symposium´s primary purpose is to provide a forum for researchers to exchange ideas about their ongoing research. The scope includes studies of determinants and consequences of drinking, consumption trends, drinking culture and drinking patterns, drinking & other health behaviours, theoretical and methodological debates, political, social and institutional responses to alcohol-related harms as well as prevention and care for persons with alcohol problems.
The Symposium focuses on discussion of pre-circulated papers reporting ongoing, as yet unpublished work and is popular as a way to get early input or "live peer review" ahead of submitting a paper. Researchers are invited to submit informative abstracts by January 20, 2017. See here for full details.