Welcome to the 44th Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the
Kettil Bruun Society in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Monday 28th May - Friday 1st June 2018
Hosted by (i) Centre for Alcohol Studies, Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ii) Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine Prince of Songkla University and (iii) Research Institute for Health Science, Chiang Mai University.
The principal aims of the Kettil Bruun Society (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 to many countries.
The primary purpose of the symposium is to provide a forum for researchers involved in studies on alcohol to exchange ideas about their ongoing research. The scope of the symposium includes studies of determinants and consequences of drinking, drinking culture and drinking 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 broad context 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, particularly papers considering the way they relate to alcohol use.
The symposium focuses on the discussion of papers that are pre-circulated electronically on this website. The author introduces the paper in a 10-minute segment, followed by prepared comments from a discussant and general audience participation. Any person submitting a paper may be asked to be a discussant or chair of a session. Pre-symposium workshops and special meetings will be held on May 26 or 27, 2018.
The symposium will be held at the Empress Convention Center, The Empress Hotels, 199/42 Chang Klan Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
The conference is financially supported by the Centre for Alcohol Studies, Thai Health Promotion Foundation.
Centre for Alcohol Studies, Thai Health Promotion Foundation
Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine Prince of Songkla University
Research Institute for Health Sciences, Chiang Mai University