The ORGANIZING COMMITTEE of the 14th congress of the European Society for Biomedical Research
on Alcoholism in Warsaw would like to appreciate the attendance and contribution of all participance
to the successful outcome of the Congress.

Dear colleagues,

Welcome to Warsaw!

We are very pleased to invite you to join us at the 14th congress of the European Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism. The congress will take place in Warsaw,in early September 2013, a wonderful month to see and appreciate the “Golden Polish Autumn”.

The aim of the meeting will be to learn about recent advances in basic research as well as clinical aspects of substance use, abuse and dependence. The agenda for the congress will represent a multidisciplinary approach toward the problem of alcohol drinking, including neurobiological, psychosocial and therapeutic perspectives.

We hope the congress will provide an opportunity to share experience, and current practice in prevention
and treatment of alcohol-related problems. It may also be a chance of discussing current ethical, diagnostic and nosological controversies in the area of alcohol use disorders.

The leading scientists in the field of alcohol dependence will be invited to give plenary lectures. In addition, several topical symposia, as well as poster sessions are planned. We hope the congress will enable the dialogue between young and experienced scientists representing different organizations, attitudes and perspectives, hopefully resulting in innovative projects in research on alcohol dependence.

We hope to be able to organize an interesting and interdisciplinary scientific program that will meet
expectations of all participants. We truly believe that Polish hospitality will provide a possibility of combining hard and effective work with warm and friendly atmosphere.

On behalf of the organizers, I look forward to welcoming you to Warsaw in September 2013!

Sincerely yours,

Marcin Wojnar

ESBRA Congress President
President PTBU