Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the ESBRA 2017 Congress I am happy to invite you to the 16th Congress of the European Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism which will be held in Crete. The congress will take place in Heraklion, Crete, during October 8-11, 2017. October is a great month for a Crete visit with wonderful weather, cultural activities and exceptional occasions for escape.

The organizing committee aims to follow the rich tradition of ESBRA Congresses with presentations on basic research and clinical practice as poster sessions, oral sessions and symposia. Leading scientists in the field will give and state-of-the-art lectures. You will have the opportunity for in depth information about prevention, treatment, social and psychological aspects of alcohol use disorders, as well as basic and clinical aspects of alcohol related pathologies.

The congress aspires to be an ideal place for researchers, clinicians, and students to interact and share ideas. The Organizing Committee of the ESBRA 2017 Congress expects to offer a platform for building European and worldwide collaborations and networks in the field of Alcohology. In the spirit of the above principles we hope to organize a scientific program that encourages the ignition of innovative ideas in a thoughtful and friendly environment.

I look forward to welcoming you in Crete in October 2017!

With best regards,

Iannis A. Mouzas

Congress President ESBRA 2017