49th Annual Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society (KBS) for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol

The symposium will be held in Fremantle/Walyalup, Western Australia from 27-31 May 2024

The 49th KBS Symposium is hosted by Curtin University’s National Drug Research Institute in Western Australia.

National Drug Research Institute logo

Registration for the 2024 KBS symposium is open.

To join the mailing list for updates, or for any other queries, please email kbs2024perth@gmail.com

Symposium Venue

Fremantle, Western Australia

For the first time in more than a decade, the annual KBS Symposium returns to Australia.

Fremantle, or Walyalup in the local Nyoongar language, is the host city for the 2024 KBS symposium from May 27-31.

Located 30 minutes south of Perth, Western Australia’s capital, Fremantle/Walyalup was chosen as both a popular destination for international and interstate visitors and an ideal venue for a 5-day conference, providing user-friendly and historic venues with myriad accommodation and dining options. ‘Freo’ is also a convenient launching pad for pre- or post-conference touring as well as the social events that feature in the KBS program.

To find out more about the symposium venue, click here .

Financial support

The KBS 2024 symposium is generously supported by the Kettil Bruun Society, Business Events Perth and the Mental Health Commission of Western Australia.

 

Kettil Bruun Society logo

 

Business Events Perth logo

 

WA Mental Health Commission logo

The symposium will be held in Fremantle/Walyalup, Western Australia from 27-31 May 2024

The 49th KBS Symposium is hosted by Curtin University’s National Drug Research Institute in Western Australia.

National Drug Research Institute logo

Registration for the 2024 KBS symposium is open.

To join the mailing list for updates, or for any other queries, please email kbs2024perth@gmail.com

The 49th KBS Symposium is hosted by the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University.

Correspondence address:
KBS Organising Committee
National Drug Research Institute
Curtin University
GPO Box U1987
Perth WA 6845
Australia

For information or questions regarding the 2024 symposium please contact:
kbs2024perth@gmail.com
or +61 8 9266 1600

 

Images courtesy of Tourism Western Australia.

NEWS

Reminder to book your KBS Social Tour

15.04.2024

A quick reminder to book your KBS 2024 Social Tour to make sure they go ahead.

Tours will be held on Thursday afternoon, May 30, and KBS delegates can choose to learn more about Aboriginal culture or Fremantle's fascinating history, or cuddle some favourite Australian animals.

Minimum numbers arer required for the tours to run.

Click here to find out more about the tours on offer.

And book your preferred tour using this direct link: https://payments.curtin.edu.au/SOCIALTOURS

 

Early career scientists - apply for the Ole-Jørgen Skog Award

08.04.2024

A reminder that the deadline to apply for the Ole-Jørgen Skog Award for Early Career Scientists is April 26.

Recognising the excellence of papers presented by early career scientists at the KBS Annual Symposium, the Award is a celebration of upcoming researchers in our discipline.

To be considered for the award, applicants must have submitted an abstract to the KBS conference 2024 and be students studying for their masters or doctoral degree, early career scientists whose postgraduate degree was recently awarded, or early career scientists without a postgraduate degree with less than 5 years in alcohol research.

The winner receives a cash prize of 250 Euros and membership of the Kettil Bruun Society for two years.

Click here for information on how to apply and the eligibility and evaluation criteria

Get your visa application in

27.03.2024

A reminder that all KBS delegates who do not hold an Australian passport will require a visa to join us in May.

Visa requirements, cost and processing times differ depending on country of origin.

Information on applying for a Visa is available on the KBS website here. We have outlined the most inexpensive and quickest options.

While a support letter from symposium organisers is not a criterion for granting of a Visitor visa to Australia, if you require a visa letter, please ensure that your conference registration fee is paid in full and then send an email to kbs2024perth@gmail.com, with “Visa letter request – first name, last name” in the subject line.

Early bird registrations extended

14.03.2024

Due to a high level of enquiries and demand, the Early Bird registration rate for KBS 2024 has been extended.

Early Bird registrations will now close on Sunday March 24.

There will no further extensions.

For more information on registrations, scroll down to the previous News item.

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