2024 Kettil Bruun Society Symposium

27-31 May 2024
Fremantle/Walyalup, Western Australia

Key information

The National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) is hosting the 49th annual Kettil Bruun Society (KBS) Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium in Fremantle in late May 2024.

The aims of KBS are to promote social and epidemiological research, which fosters a comparative understanding of the social aspects of alcohol use and alcohol problems, and to promote a spirit of international cooperation.

NDRI conducts and disseminates research that supports evidence informed policy and practice to minimise alcohol and other drug-related harm. Based at Curtin University, NDRI’s Alcohol Policies and Strategies Research Program is renowned internationally.

As with each annual KBS symposium, the aim in 2024 is to maximise discussion about social and epidemiological research on alcohol.

Registration and Call for Abstracts

Registration and the Call for Abstracts for the 2024 KBS symposium are open.

To join the mailing list or for any other queries, please email kbs2024perth@gmail.com

The host city

Fremantle, or Walyalup in the local Indigenous language, is the host city for the 2024 KBS symposium.

Located 30 minutes south of Perth, Western Australia’s capital, Fremantle was chosen as both a popular destination for international and interstate visitors and an ideal venue for a 5-day conference, providing user-friendly and historic venues with myriad accommodation and dining options.

‘Freo’ is also a convenient launching pad for pre- or post-conference touring as well as the social events that feature in the KBS program, which in 2024 will likely include indigenous culture and history tours, wildlife experiences or a visit to Rottnest Island in addition to the conference dinner and welcome.

Further information for delegates has been uploaded to the symposium website. You can find out more about visiting Fremantle, Perth and Western Australia at these links: