An Academic Feast Spread Over Three Days
We are delighted to invite you to the 17th Annual INEBRIA Conference. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the INEBRIA conference will be held in the form of an online conference on September 22-24 of 2021.
Brief interventions can play an integral role in addressing the burden, harms, and societal costs associated with alcohol use. However, there is limited uptake of brief interventions in culturally diverse and low resource settings. This necessitates a critical appraisal of what we have achieved until now as a field and debate and discussion on the next steps for brief interventions in specific cultural contexts.
We anticipate that the conference will provide an opportunity for practitioners, implementers, academics, policy-makers, and various other state actors to influence the agenda for brief interventions. Our ultimate goal is to change the way we conceptualize addictions care particularly in low resource settings.
INEBRIA (International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol and Other Drugs) is an international network of researchers, policy makers, practitioners and other stakeholders interested in the potential of brief interventions in health and other settings to reduce the harms produced by alcohol and other drug use. It aims to provide global leadership in the development, evaluation and implementation of evidence-based practice in the area of early identification and brief intervention for hazardous and harmful substance use.
The Generalitat of Catalonia (GENCAT) is the institutional system which forms the basis of the Catalonian government. The primary governmental institution of health in the region is the Department of Health of the Government of Catalonia.
The Program on Substance Abuse was established in 1989 and is part of the Public Health Agency of Catalonia (ASPCAT). The program was established with the objective of preventing ill-health in relation to substance abuse and addiction.
World Health Organisation works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable. Their goal is to ensure that a billion more people have universal health coverage, to protect a billion more people from health emergencies, and provide a further billion people with better health and well-being. For universal health coverage, they:
focus on primary health care to improve access to quality essential services
work towards sustainable financing and financial protection
improve access to essential medicines and health products
train the health workforce and advise on labour policies
support people's participation in national health policies
improve monitoring, data and information.
SANGATH is a non-governmental, not for profit organization committed to improving health across the lifespan by empowering existing community resources to provide appropriate physical, psychological and social therapies. Established in 1996, Sangath has been developing and evaluating mental health interventions to be delivered through existing public systems for over 25 years. We contribute to public health through path-breaking community research and interventions that strive to address the pressing mental health gap within the country.
The Psychiatric Society of Goa (GPS) is a non-governmental organization in the State of Goa. Established in 1989, GPS aims to improve and create awareness of mental health; promote prevention, control, treatment, and relief of all psychiatric disabilities, and promote ethical standards in the practice of Psychiatry in Goa. GPS works closely with the communities to destigmatize mental health and improve help-seeking for mental health issues through awareness and advocacy programs. In 2020, the Psychiatric Society of Goa partnered with Sangath Centre - Goa, to establish a free mental health helpline for emotional distress during the lockdown.