Frequently asked questions

1. What is a hybrid conference?

A hybrid form of conference is a conference that combines a "live" in-person event with a "virtual" online component. Due to the global COVID 19 pandemic, the INEBRIA and the local organizing committee in India have jointly decided that a hybrid conference is the best possible option, putting the health and safety of our participants before anything else. This hybrid INEBRIA conference will integrate on-ground live attendance and virtual attendees together, ensuring increased participation. It enables attendees to attend a conference in-person in Goa, India. At the same time, the attendees who are unable to make a physical presence at the conference can attend the conference virtually. The conference will be organized on an interactive and engaging virtual hybrid conference platform to bring both the audiences in the same frame, and also allow attendees to connect with other attendees, share information, and ask questions in real-time. While we regret that some of us will not have the pleasure to travel to India for this conference, we will try our best to keep the spirit of India alive in our new format. 


2. Who can attend the conference?

This conference would be ideal if you are a researcher or practitioner in the field of addiction research, behavioral intervention and/or brief intervention expert, methods expert, research funder, implementer, policy-maker, journal publisher, a student in addiction research, or anyone interested in the area of brief interventions for addictions.

3. How can I register to attend?

To register for the conference, you will need to fill this form available under the ‘Registration’ section of this website. Once your registration form is submitted, you will receive an automatic receipt confirmation email from the organizing team. Once the payment portal for INEBRIA Conference is live, we will contact you with the details on the payment process. You will need to complete the payment by the registration deadline. Once the payment is done, kindly share the receipt of the transfer with us at for our record. You will receive a confirmation about your registration by email. The timelines for registration are mentioned on the website. 


4. What is the registration fee?

Registration fees differ according to early bird, regular and late registration. The details about registration fees are available at For any queries regarding the payment, please contact us at


5. What is included in the registration fee? 

The registration includes entry to the live conference sessions and workshops, access to the selected abstracts, and interactive poster hall. Participants can control their learning experience with access to all recorded live presentations for a month after the conference ends. The fees for conference dinner for participants attending in-person will be charged separately.


6. Are there any scholarships to attend the conference?

Scholarships are available for non-Indian attendees through INEBRIA. For information about deadlines, eligibility, and the application process, please visit the Scholarships page on the INEBRIA website

The Local Organizing Committee is offering 10 scholarships to Indian delegates to attend the INEBRIA conference and pre-conference workshops for professionals with a genuine interest in expanding Early Identification and Brief Interventions (EIBI) in India. For details, please visit


7. How does one obtain a visa letter of invitation?

If you require a letter of invitation for your visa, please write to us (at, and we will provide a letter of invitation.


8. What if I have to cancel my registration for the conference?


  • Canceling your in-person registration: 

Participants can cancel the registration anytime before August 22, 2021, and get a refund after a deduction of 10% towards administrative costs. Participants who cancel their registration after August 22, 2021, will forfeit the total amount paid.


  • Canceling virtual registration: 

Virtual access would be available during and after the conference and as such virtual registration fees are non-refundable. 


  • Converting in-person registration to virtual 

In-person participants can convert their registration to virtual before September 15, 2021, and get a 50 % refund on the registration fee. 


  • Cancellation due to COVID-19

COVID-19 related cancellations will be considered on a case-to-case basis. If the registration is canceled due to travel restrictions in India or in the country of residence, or due to the participant or an immediate family member testing positive for COVID-19, a refund will be made after a deduction of 10% towards administrative costs, irrespective of the day of cancellation.

Submit cancellation here.

9. How can I book a hotel room and what are the rates? 


You may book a room at the conference venue, Novotel Hotel, Candolim, at a special discounted rate (to be announced). Upon payment confirmation at Novotel, they will provide necessary details about airport pick-up and drop services. 


You may also choose from a wide range of hotels, guest houses, and Airbnbs in areas close to the conference venue that include Candolim, Calangute, Arpora, Sangolda, Saligao, Porvorim.

For more details, click here


10. I have another question.

If you have any other question, please get in touch with us at

Conference Venue: 
Novotel Goa Resort And Spa

Pinto Waddo, Off Candolim Rd, Bardez, Candolim,

Goa 403515

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