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 in many countries.
For information on joining the KBS Society and other matters, please check: http://www.kettilbruun.org/to-join-kbs/
About the society and its history
Room, R. (1999) The Kettil Bruun Society: an international forum for social and epidemiological research on alcohol. Addiction, 94(11), 1621-1624. doi: 10.1046/j.1360-0443.1999.941116211.x
Demers, A., Garretsen, H., Room, R., Rossow, I. & Ugland, (2003) Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol. Addiction, 99(2), 161-164. doi: 10.1046/j.1360-0443.2003.00599.x
Garretsen, H., Audenaerdt, M., van de Goor, I., van de Mheen, D., Roeg, D., van der Sar, R., & Schoenmakers, T. (2013). Social and epidemiological research on alcohol: Research presented at meeting of the Kettil Bruun Society between between 1983 and 2010. International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research, 1(1), 95-110. doi: 10.7895/ijadr.v1i1.44
Garretsen, H. F. L., van de Goor, L. A. M., Roeg, D. P. K., & van de Mheen, D. (2020). Social and epidemiological research on alcohol: Research presented at meetings of the Kettil Bruun Society between 1983 and 2017. International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research, 8(1), 3-6. doi: 10.7895/ijadr.265.