Fall e-School of Alcohol Addiction Research

Excessive alcohol use is a major cause of morbi-mortality and contributes to an ongoing public health crisis, accounting for ~5% of global disease burden.
In Europe, the prevalence of alcohol addiction is estimated to 3.7%.

A minority of people with recreational alcohol use develop alcohol addiction, a chronic disease often associated with both somatic and psychiatric comorbidities and characterized by systematically biased choice preference for alcohol at the expense of healthy rewards, and continued use despite adverse consequences.

Alcohol addiction also suffers from the treatment gap and is the most pressing area of unmet medical needs in psychiatry, with only a small fraction of patients receiving effective, evidence-based treatments.

Current medications have small effect sizes and numerous translational studies suggested new promising treatments.

The primary objective of the Fall e-School of Alcohol Addiction Research is to teach young investigators (PhD students, post-docs) on alcohol  research the essential knowledge on alcohol addiction.

Young investigators in the alcohol addiction field will have. the unique opportunity to meet the PI.


Monday 25th October

02:00-3:30 – Mickael Naassila


SFA President REUNIRA Animal models  of alcohol addiction

03:45-5:15 – Anne-Lise Pitel

Anne-Lise PITEL - FR

Brain and cognitive alterations in alcohol addiction

Tuesday 26th October

02:00-3:30 – Rainer Spanagel


New promising treatments

03:45-5:15 –Philippe de Timary

Philippe DE TIMARY - BE

Alcohol addiction and intestinal dysbiosis

Thursday 28th October

02:00-3:30 – George Koob

Georges KOOB - USA

NIAAA Director – Conceptual framework of alcohol addiction

03:45-5:15 – Rosana Camarini


ISBRA President – Alcohol addiction and environment

Friday 29thOctober

02:00-3:30 – Maurice Dematteis


SFA Treatments of alcohol addiction

03:45-5:15 – Sebastian Mueller

Sebastian MUELLER - DE

ESBRA President Alcoholic liver disease

Registration are now closed

The Fall e-school of Alcohol Addiction is an accelerated 2 day-program that provides young investigators the opportunity to have courses on alcohol research and to have the chance to interact with leaders in the alcohol addiction research field.

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