INEBRIA- International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol & Other Drugs
| Welcome to INEBRIA
INEBRIA is an international network of researchers, policy makers, practitioners and other stakeholders interested in the potential of brief interventions in health and other settings to reduce the harms produced by alcohol and other drug use. It aims to provide global leadership in the development, evaluation and implementation of evidence-based practice in the area of early identification and brief intervention for hazardous and harmful substance use.
News and announcements
21/05/ 2015 - Nick Heather Lecture 2015
18/05/ 2015 - UK Alcohol Brief Interventions Webinar - May 26th, 2015
18/05/ 2015 - Alcohol Policy in Practice, Postgraduate CPD Course, 1st – 4th September 2015, Sheffield, UK (see flyer)
24/04/2015 - The call for abstract deadline has been extended until the 15th of May, 2015.
15/04/2015 – 2016 INEBRIA Conference
22/02/2015 - INEBRIA position on the alcohol industry
06/02/2015 - The 12th Annual Conference of INEBRIA will take place in Atlanta, GA, USA, September 24-25, 2015.
All the information about the conference, including registration and booking of accommodation, is available at 12th INEBRIA Conference website.
24/11/2014 - Upcoming Alcohol & Other Drug Conferences
15/10/2014 - Summary of Warsaw conferenceApproximately 114 participants participated in the 11th INEBRIA conference, which took place in Warsaw on 18th and 19th of September.
A total of 79 abstracts were submitted of which 45 were accepted as oral presentations and 19 as posters. Most of the presentations from the conference are now available here. Four plenary sessions were held on interpreting null findings from brief intervention trials, SBI for college student drinking, internet alcohol interventions and mechanisms of action of brief alcohol interventions.
During the INEBRIA Annual General Meeting, 41 new members were accepted into INEBRIA bringing the official membership to 549 researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and other stakeholders from 40 different countries.
The next INEBRIA conference will take place in Atlanta, Georgia on 23rd to 25th September 2015, with a pre-conference workshop on 23rd September. The conference will cover a wide range of SBI topics as usual, while also covering the theme of interprofessional involvement in screening and brief intervention. More details here.
July/August 2014 - 2014 - INEBRIA Conference Warsaw 17-19th September: Programme NewsThe programme for Warsaw 2014 will shortly be available. As well as the plenary speakers highlighted already, it will include:
July/August 2014 - 2014 - #UKAlcohol Twitter Discussion on Alcohol Brief Interventions
The UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies will host the second #UKAlcohol twitter discussion on the topic of alcohol brief interventions at 20.00 BST (19.00 GMT; 3pm/15.00 EDT) on Wednesday 13th August 2014. Anyone can join in, please use the hashtag #UKAlcohol or follow @ukctas. More details here.
July/August 2014 - 2014 - New Discussion on Addressing Alcohol Problems in Primary CareAn article we highlighted previously “Should brief interventions in primary care address alcohol problems more strongly?” has generated an interesting series of responses in the journal Addiction:
The authors, Jim McCambridge and Stephen Rollnick have also responded to the issues raised in a commentary entitled: Big issues.
July/August 2014 - INEBRIA to join ICARA Meeting 2014
Richard Saitz, Maristela Monteiro and Niamh Fitzgerald will represent INEBRIA at a meeting of the International Confederation of Alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) Research Associations (ICARA), September 4-5, 2014. ICARA is an organization for mutual collaboration for ATOD research associations. It aims to promote, support and enhance ATOD science locally and globally, by facilitating collaboration and exchange of information between and the development of ATOD societies especially in low or middle income countries and in countries with emerging ATOD problems as well as supporting scientific knowledge, integrity and ethics and advocacy in the use of evidence in policy and practice. The meeting will focus on ethics, conflict of interests, open access publication, co-operation between member organisations and development of ICARA.
13/06/2014 - Prof. Mary Larimer to deliver 2014 Nick Heather Lecture in Warsaw
The Annual Nick Heather Lecture for 2014 will be delivered by Mary Larimer, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director, Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors, University of Washington. Prof. Larimer's research interests have covered prevention and treatment of alcohol and drug problems among adolescents and young adults (with a particular focus on college drinking prevention), initiation of drinking, co-morbidity, housing and treatment programs, and dissemination of evidence-based prevention and treatment approaches into clinical, school, and work-site settings.
15/05/2014 - Do you have a notice that may be of interest to INEBRIA members?
15/05/2014 -2014 INEBRIA Conference - Plenary speakers confirmed include:
15/05/2014 - Upcoming Conferences List for INEBRIA Members Updated
Details of 2 new conferences added, plus link to presentations from previous conferences on the list where available. Available for download here.
15/05/2014 - New Course: Alcohol Policy in Practice, Sept 22nd-25th 2014, Edinburgh
The UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (a partnership of 13 universities working in this field) is running an intensive 4-day training course on alcohol policy and practice in Edinburgh, Scotland in September 2014. The course features inputs from Sir Ian Gilmore; the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group and other leading figures from UKCTAS institutions and partner organisations. The course is open to all, further details are available from this flyer.
15/04/2014 - Abstract submission deadline for the 11th INEBRIA Conference has been extended until 15th of May.
Abstracts on any aspects of screening and brief interventions for alcohol and other drugs use are welcomed.
Three types of abstracts will be considered (300 word limit—see submission form):
For questions on abstract submission: firstname.lastname@example.org
11/04/2014 - 2nd meeting of the Pan-American Network on Alcohol and Public Health.
From 9th to 11th April, 2014, the second meeting of the Pan-American Network on Alcohol and Public Health (PANNAPH), was held in Cartagena, Colombia, organized by the PAHO/WHO. At this meeting, Dr. Joan Colom, member of the INEBRIA CC, presented the network and the INEBRIA Latina and urged all representatives to promote participation among the professionals in their countries. This action falls within the framework of INEBRIA's desire to expand to all regions of the world.
24/02/2014 - 11th INEBRIA Conference, Warsaw, 18th-19th Sept, 2014.
The conference is organized collaboratively between the State Agency for Prevention of Alcohol Related Problems (PARPA) and the Medical University of Warsaw (WUM) with the suport of the INEBRIA Secretariat. It will take place in the Medical Faculty facilities.
7/02/2014 - Alcohol/Drug Conferences 2014
INEBRIA has compiled a list of conferences which are coming up in 2014 which may be of interest to INEBRIA members. Please contact Niamh Fitzgerald if any are missing as the list can be updated regularly. If you are organising one of the conferences listed and would like to edit your entry (within reason) please also get in touch.
22/01/2014 - Recent Papers on Brief Interventions
INEBRIA hosts a database of relevant research papers that is updated every fortnight and free to access. The following is a selection of papers that have been published in the last few months. The database is much more comprehensive however if you wish to highlight an important paper that is missing, please contact Niamh.
20/01/2014 - Happy New Year from INEBRIA
On behalf of your committee, we would like to wish all INEBRIA members a happy and successful 2014. We look forward to meeting as many of you as possible at our 11th Annual Conference in Warsaw Poland (18th/19th September 2014)
Information about the SC is available at the Members Section
Special invitation from ASCP to INEBRIA 2013 presenters
Will it work on a wet Wednesday in Wigan?
INEBRIA and the alcohol industry
The Co-ordinating Committee (CC) has been considering the relationship between the alcohol industry and INEBRIA (and brief interventions more broadly). The alcohol industry is spending more money on brief interventions globally and this has engendered a range of concerns, in the context of other actions being taken by the global alcohol industry. These include whether industry funded work should be acceptable at INEBRIA conferences and whether support for brief interventions is being used as a means to obstruct evidence based alcohol policies, as appears to be the case in Scotland.
Following a consultation at the recent conference in Rome, the CC has decided to establish an independent working group to carefully consider the issues in this area. All members interested in participating in the working group should indicate so by contacting INEBRIA Secretariat, no later than November 8th. More information and the terms of reference of the working group will be provided.
INEBRIA 2013: Conference & AGM Update
Conference Highlights: Inaugural Nick Heather Lecture: The Efficacy-Effectiveness Distinction If you missed the Inaugural Nick Heather Lecture: The Efficacy-Effectiveness Distinction in Trials Of Alcohol Brief Interventions at the recent INEBRIA conference, you can download an expanded summary and conclusions here. Delivering the inaugural lecture, Prof. Nick Heather discussed the terminology, ideal phases of development of trial research in health promotion, and the history of SBI research including the extent to which trials of alcohol SBI can be considered efficacy or effectiveness trials.
ICBM 2014: CALL FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION AND EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS OPEN INEBRIA is co-sponsoring the addictive behaviors track of the biennial meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Medicine, to be held in Groningen in the north of the Netherlands in August 2014. We are keen to see content on all issues relating to brief interventions and intend organising symposia in addition to receiving individual abstracts. If you are interested in presenting brief interventions research at this meeting and may be interested in participating in symposia, please send an expression of interest to Anne Berman at the address below, not later than November 30th. Please note this is in advance of, and separate from, the January 15th 2014 deadline for abstract submission. For more information and instructions have a look at the ICBM website
The 10th INEBRIA conference took place in Rome, Italy on 19th and 20th September, and was an inspiring and interesting event. Attended by an international audience of researchers and professionals, the conference heard plenary presentations on implementation issues relating to screening and brief interventions (SBI) as well as the inaugural Nick Heather Lecture - delivered by Nick Heather. There were 11 parallel symposia as well as a poster session and the INEBRIA annual general meeting. The conference venue and host city provided an impressive backdrop to a very successful event. More detail on key presentations as well as other news will appear here shortly, and presentations will be made available to INEBRIA members. You are also strongly encouraged to access the INEBRIA Google Group for more regular, and dynamic discussions about SBI for alcohol and other drugs.
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