“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.”

INEBRIA - Call for abstracts

We are pleased to invite submission of abstracts for the 17th Annual INEBRIA conference.

We are accepting abstracts which are focused on research or program evaluation along with a series of other content areas such as theoretical or practical approaches focused on any aspect of screening and brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) for problematic use of alcohol, other drugs, gambling, or gaming, relevant to the broader theme of “Setting New Directions in Brief Interventions”.


These abstracts can be for individual oral or poster presentation, or for a 4-paper symposium. We are also accepting abstracts for workshops.


There are different Abstract Submission forms depending on whether the submission is for an Individual presentation (oral/poster), or a Symposium, or a Workshop.

Note: All submissions will be reviewed by INEBRIA’s scientific committee in terms of originality, clarity, novelty, and importance.


Important dates for Abstract Submission:

  1. Abstract submission opens: 8th January, 2021, 5:00 pm IST

  2. Abstract submission closes: 16th April, 2021, 5:00 pm IST

  3. The presenting author must register in order to be included in the program, to have their abstract published in INEBRIA’s affiliated peer-reviewed journal “Addiction Science and Clinical Practice” and to be invited to present the work at the conference.

Note: For any further information or clarification on any of the abstract formats, kindly contact us at inebriaconference@sangath.in


Abstract submission guidelines

Three types of abstracts will be considered for submissions:


The content of ALL abstract submissions can address research or programme (clinical or educational) evaluation, along with other content areas, such as developing thinking on clinical or training experiences, theory relevant to SBI, qualitative insights gained from implementation, delving into mechanisms of change, and methodological challenges and solutions.  


Individual abstracts

Abstracts submitted individually will be considered for oral or poster presentation (you may choose to have your submission considered for oral, poster, or both).

Submissions have to be structured abstracts with the following sections: 

  • Background

  • Methods

  • Results

  • Conclusions

An abstract received without the above mentioned structure will be rejected by the Scientific Committee.


Please note that all abstracts are restricted to a length of 300 words.


Abstracts are only acceptable if study data collection has been complete or is nearing completion. Abstracts which state that the results are pending without at least providing some preliminary findings will generally not be accepted. A completed program evaluation abstract has to include evaluation methods, findings, and conclusions. Tables or figures are not accepted for abstract submission.

Note: In unusual cases, the review committee may accept abstracts of studies that will have very important results and will only be available at the time of the meeting but not at abstract submission time. In such cases, the author should make a very convincing case that major late-breaking results are imminent and will be available and presented.

If accepted, abstracts will be published in INEBRIA’s affiliated peer-reviewed journal Addiction Science and Clinical Practice. Therefore, abstracts presented elsewhere are acceptable for submission and presentation at the INEBRIA conference only if:

  • A manuscript reporting the same or similar results has not been accepted for publication elsewhere

  • The previous presentation of results took place within the 12 months prior to the abstract submission deadline of the INEBRIA conference (To be confirmed).


Please submit the individual proposal using this online form.

Symposium presentation

A symposium is a 90-minute session based on a coordinated set of presentations which are related. A symposium presentation includes:

• An introduction
• 4 oral presentations based on abstracts submitted with the Symposium proposal
• A discussion

Each presentation is allotted 15 minutes in total, followed by 5 minutes for questions from the audience. The introduction and discussion may be done by one or two people, who may or may not be presenters of abstracts submitted, one of whom will likely be the Chairperson of the symposium. A Chairperson may only lead one symposium proposal.

The symposium Chairperson should submit a symposium proposal using the online symposium submission form that includes:


  • Title of the symposium

  • List of the lead authors and titles of the abstracts included in the symposium proposal

  • The names and affiliation of the people who will be presenting as a part of the symposium.

  • Summary of the goals for the symposium (300-word limit)

  • An abstract for each of the four individual presentations.

  • Funding sources and conflict of interest for each individual abstract.

Please submit the symposium proposal using this online form.



Workshops are supposed to be interactive and require attendees to participate actively. These abstracts will include an aim, the question(s) to be addressed, a summary of the anticipated presentation/learning methods, and conclusions. Please note that abstracts for workshops are restricted to a length of 500 words.

All submissions will be reviewed by INEBRIA’s scientific committee in terms of originality, clarity, novelty, and importance.


Workshops are selected if the content or approach can be better imparted in interactive learning than in symposia.

In the following, some examples for workshop formats are listed:

  • Training on brief intervention skills

  • Educational materials

  • New technologies in SBIRT

  • Policy-making or influencing policy

  • Innovative methodologies

  • Innovative implementation strategies

Workshops have a duration of 180 minutes or less.

Please submit the workshop proposal using this online form.