Abstract and paper submission


Kettil Bruun Society Early Career Scientist Award






The 33rd Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium is the annual research meeting of the Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol.

The aim of this 33rd Symposium is to have an in-depth look at the advances in alcohol research and raise further research issues and opportunities, taking into account experiences from around the world.

The scope of the symposium is broadly defined to include research studies of determinants of drinking, drinking practice, attitudes and drinking problems in the general as well as in the clinical population, and the social and institutional responses to drinking related problems. Research and action research reports as well as theoretical and conceptual papers are expected. Papers on any topic broadly related to the Society's scope are welcomed; "epidemiology" is broadly construed to include also such strands as policy studies, historical and ethnographic research, cultural studies, and experimental social psychology.


The Symposium focuses on discussion on submitted papers, prepared discussion session and topical workshops. The emphasis will be on discussion, papers are precirculated electronically via the website, and then introduced by the author with a 10-minutes presentation prior to discussion initiated by a discussant.


Pre-symposium workshops and special meetings can begin on Friday, 1 June 2007 and run until Sunday, 3 June. Anyone interested in organizing a workshop is asked to send a proposal to Zsuzsanna Elekes at zsuzsanna.elekes@uni-corvinus.hu or zselekes@t-online.hu


The symposium is hosted by the Institute of Sociology and Social Policy of the Corvinus University of Budapest and the Rudolf Andorka Social Scientific Association, sponsored by the Kettil Bruun Society, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (USA) and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour (Hungary).








Interested persons are invited to submit, by 15 February 2007 an informative abstract of a paper, maximum 1500 characters, to be considered for presentation at the Symposium.

No poster presentations are scheduled. Receipt of your abstract and its status will be acknowledged by the Conference Office.

Abstract submission here

 Please note: 

Papers without at least one author registering by the early registration deadline will be excluded from the conference program.



The full paper must be no longer than 16 pages, including text, bibliography, tables and figures and will be due by 1 May  2007 Please use Microsoft Word or word processing software readable in Microsoft Word 2000 or higher and put the title of the paper, names of the authors and their institutional affiliation at the top of the paper. Please add below the paper 3-6 key words, which identify the substantive topics and methodology of the paper.


Please submit your paper as an attachment to e-mail to:

Ms. Eva Thiry: thiry@sztaki.hu


If your e-mail submission is impossible, the abstract and paper should be sent on a PC-compatible disk to the Symposium Secretariat:

Ms. Eva Thiry, KBS 2007 Symposium Secretariat

c/o SCOPE Meetings Ltd,

Kende u. 13-17., H-1111 Budapest, Hungary.




Authors are personally responsible for handling their late submissions of papers. As the emphasis is on the discussion, it is especially important that paper should be available for discussants before the Symposium.

As is the long-standing convention at the annual KBS Symposium, the local committee will develop the program, select participants to chair sessions, or comment on papers. It is important therefore that participants plan to be available for the five days –that is from morning of June 4 until noon June 8. The symposium will be developed and finalized, and presenters, chairpersons and discussants assigned based on the assumption that participants will be available for the full time.

Due to the large number, most papers are presented in parallel sessions. Some papers are selected for plenary presentations.







A limited number of scholarships are offered consisting of some combination of Symposium registration, travel and lodging at the Hotel Griff Junior* thanks to the sponsoring of KBS. Preference will go to those selected as symposium presenters, being young researchers, coming from central-eastern European countries, those who are first time attendees of the KBS annual meeting, and those from other countries with no support for research related travel for the topics of the KBS meetings. We also seek to achieve a diverse scientific and professional audience.

To apply for a scholarship please, fill in the partial support application form.


Please, return this application form as an e-mail attachment no later than 15 February, together with your registration form and abstract to the Symposium Secretariat:

Ms. Éva Thiry: thiry@sztaki.hu







The Kettil Bruun Society is an international and multidisciplinary society, aiming to promote social and epidemiological research which fosters comparative understanding of the social aspects of alcohol problems in different countries and across different sub-populations.

The purpose of the KBS Early Career Scientist Award is to recognize the excellence of the papers presented by early career scientists at the KBS Annual Symposium held each year in early June. The award is a cash prize of 250 Euros and two years membership of the Kettil Bruun Society.

The best paper presented by an early career scientist will be selected by a scientific committee, based on its contribution to advancing knowledge in alcohol research and on its theoretical and methodological quality.

The winner will be announced and the award presented towards the end of the meeting.



Applicants who:

- are students studying for their masters or doctoral degree or early career scientists who have obtained their doctoral degree within the last two years.
- are presenting a paper as a first author.



The June 2006 award has been presented.  For the future, applicants must send their full conference paper to Tim Stockwell, KBS President (timstock@uvic.ca)  along with a covering letter stating how long the applicant has been engaged in social and/or epidemiological research on alcohol and the year they obtained their PhD if applicable.



Tim Stockwell , Henk Garretsen, Deborah Dawson and Kate Graham.