THURSDAY, 8 June 2023

Meeting 1: No and Low Alcohol Beverages – Current Research and Future Agendas

More evidence is needed on the use and impacts of No and Low Alcohol Beverages. There are several KBS researchers undertaking studies in this space. This meeting is an opportunity to bring together those working on NoLos, or those with intentions or interest in working in this space, to discuss current research and future agendas.

Target group: All KBS participants

RSVP to attend the workshop: No

Facilitators: Professor John Holmes, Cassandra Wright

Date and Time: 08 June 2023 at 13h00-14h00

Locations and room: Aurora 1

Contact person: Mia Miller – , +61424750587 on Whatsapp


THURSDAY, 8 June 2023

Meeting 2: Enhancing alcohol-related research in Africa: Possibility for a continental-wide alliance

Africa lags behind in alcohol-related research yet it experiences unproportionate negative effects of alcohol and global alcohol industry influence.  The prevalence of substance use-induced Mental health disorders ranges from 3.7 to 13.3% on the continent as compared to 2.2% for the world average. While funding is increasingly getting difficult to get there are no regional or continental-wide fora to share research work, experiences and join efforts to attract funding. In addition, such a fora would mentor and grow a new crop of researchers. 

Topic for discussion

  1. Feasibility of a continental-wide association of alcohol related research
  2. Existing structures that can enhance such an association
  3. Key areas of focus for such an association
  4. Sustainability of such an association 

All KBS researchers interested in alcohol related issues on the African continent (whether resident in Africa or elsewhere)

Number of expected participants: 20

RSVP to attend the workshop: Yes by 4th June 2023 to 

Facilitators: Prof Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye and Prof Neo Morojele

Date and Time: 8 June 2023 at 12h30 – 14h00

Locations and room: Pandora 1

Contact person: Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye -  or WhatsApp +256780262605


Interested in organising a meeting?

The Kettil Bruun Society (KBS) Symposium provides KBS participants an opportunity to host workshops and/or meetings outside of, and during, the official conference program. We would like to extend an invitation to KBS participants who have an interest in holding such workshops or meetings.

We have reserved meeting rooms for the 4th of June 2023 in anticipation of the pre-conference program. We have also set aside time (16h00 - 17h30) for workshops and meetings on Tuesday, the 6th of June 2023. Four meeting rooms (up to 20 persons per meeting room) have been reserved.

Should you be interested in hosting a workshop or meeting on these dates, please share your idea with us by 30 April 2023 at 


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