The 33rd Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society will take place in Budapest, Hungary June 4-8, 2007.


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).


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 will be organized from 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 or

The symposium sessions and pre-symposium workshops will be held at Danubius Hotel Gellért Budapest (1111 Budapest, Szent Gellért tér 1.), located in the centre of Budapest.