Today: 2015-03-30


You are welcome to KBS 2013. A 39th Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society which will take place at Munyonyo in Kampala, Uganda 3rd - 7th June 2013

Makerere University College of Health sciences, School of Public Health in collaboration with the School of Medicine, School of Psychology, NGOs-UYDEL and PADA, Butabika National Referral Mental Health Hospital and Mental health division of Ministry of Health is proud to host the symposium.

The principal aims of the KBS are to instigate 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 in many countries. (Kettil Bruun website

The primary purpose of the symposium is to provide a forum where researchers involved in studies on alcohol can exchange ideas about their ongoing research. The scope of the symposium includes studies of determinants and consequences of drinking, drinking practices, attitudes and the social and institutional responses to drinking related harms. Empirical research, theoretical papers and reviews of the literature are welcome. Epidemiology is broadly construed and includes research in a variety of disciplines, such as psychology, sociology, criminology, economics, history and other disciplines. Papers on other forms of substance use such as tobacco and drugs are also accepted but more especially with the way they relate to alcohol use.

The Symposium focuses on the discussion of papers that are pre-circulated electronically at this website. Papers are presented in 10-minute segments, followed by comments from the discussant and general audience participation. Any person who submits a paper may be asked to be a discussant or chair of a session.
Pre-symposium workshops and special meetings will be held on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, 2013.
The symposium sessions will be held at Munyonyo Speke Resort, Kampala.