INEBRIA Greensboro 2023 Optimizing Brief Interventions for a New Era: From Research to Practice and Policy

  • INEBRIA Greensboro 2023 Optimizing Brief Interventions for a New Era: From Research to Practice and Policy

19th INEBRIA Conference – Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, September 28–29, 2023

Optimizing Brief Interventions for a New Era: From Research to Practice and Policy

We are pleased to announce that the 19th INEBRIA conference will take place in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, on September 28-29, 2023 (pre-conference on the 27th).

The conference main theme is “Optimizing Brief Interventions for a New Era: From Research to Practice and Policy”.

Registration Now Open

Important Dates

Abstract submission opens: January 9, 2023

Early Acceptance Deadline March 1st to have decision by April 1, 2023

Abstract submission closes: March 31, 2023

Abstract submission now extended until May 31, 2023!

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Registration Information


Early Bird

(Before 7/1/2023)


(After 6/30/2023)

INEBRIA members (HICS) $300 $350
NEBRIA members (other LMICs) $200 $225
Non-INEBRIA members (HICs) $350 $400
Non-INEBRIA members (other LMICs) $250 $275
Students $100 $125
Pre-conference 1: EU funding (in-person) $50 $60
Pre-conference 1: EU funding (online) $30 $45
Pre-conference 2: MOST
$50 $60
Dinner $75 $75

Pre-Conference Workshops

Workshop 1: EU Funding

This presentation on EU funding looks at the recent developments that have taken place with the Horizon Europe funding schema including the financial and widening participation spheres.  The targeted approach to future funding calls in the health field, especially those of interest to INEBRIA members, will be given specific consideration. Reference will also be made the NIH and EU Horizon agreements.  Finally, specific supports will be referenced.

Workshop 2: MOST

This workshop will introduce INEBRIA researchers to the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST) framework for developing and evaluating interventions. MOST is recognized as an innovative and valuable framework by funding agencies worldwide and can be used to: create more efficient interventions by eliminating ineffective components; identify which combination of components are most effective given a specific set of resources; and systematically improve interventions over time. This workshop will introduce MOST, discuss rigorous and highly efficient experimental designs that can be used to test individual intervention components, and provide several examples of how MOST has been applied to optimize interventions.


Individual Abstract Submissions

We are accepting abstracts focused on research or programme evaluations along with a series of other content areas such as theoretical or practical approaches focussed 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 “Optimizing Brief Interventions for a New Era: From Research to Practice and Policy".

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

We will inform you as to whether you have been accepted by the end of May 2023.

Abstract submission opens: January 3, 2023

Early Acceptance Deadline March 1st to have decision by April 1, 2023

Abstract submission closes: March 31, 2023

Funding Declarations and Conflicts of Interest

For every submission, information on all relevant funding sources must be provided and a statement on possible conflicts of interest must be included. Where no such conflicts exist, authors should state this. Studies funded directly or indirectly by the alcohol industry will not be accepted.

Please note: Email addresses supplied during submission will be shared with the publisher who may be in contact as part of the publication process. We reserve the right to withdraw abstracts from publication in Addiction Science & Clinical Practice if further information required by the publisher is not provided.


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
  • Materials and methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions

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

Please note that individual 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 programme evaluation abstract has to include evaluation methods, findings, and conclusions. Tables or figures are not accepted for abstract submission.

Note: In rare 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 & 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

Please submit your individual abstract using this online form.

Symposium Submissions

A Symposium is a 90-minute session based on a co-ordinated set of presentations which are related.

A Symposium includes:

  • An introduction
  • Four oral presentations based on abstracts submitted with the Symposium proposal
  • A discussion (including Q+A)

Each oral presentation is allotted 15 minutes. The introduction and discussion (including Q+A) 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
  • Summary of the goals for the Symposium (300 word limit)
  • The names and affiliation(s) of the people who will be presenting during the Symposium
  • List of the lead authors and titles of the abstracts included in the Symposium proposal
  • An abstract for each of the four individual oral presentations (300 word limit per abstract)
  • Funding sources and conflicts of interest for each abstract

Please submit your Symposium abstract using this online form.

Workshop Submissions

Workshops are supposed to be interactive and require attendees to participate actively. Workshop proposals 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.

Workshops are selected if the content or approach can be better imparted in interactive learning than through a Symposium. Here are some examples of Workshop topics:

  • 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 90 minutes or less.

Please submit your Workshop abstract using this online form.

Additional Information

Scholarship Application A limited number of scholarships are available for early-career professionals from LMICs. See for more information.

Travel and Lodging Information

Greensboro is located in the Piedmont Triad region of the North Carolina and has a population of just under 300,000. It is accessible via the Piedmont Triad International Airport (airport code GSO) which is served by 3 major airlines (American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines), their international partners, and other regional airlines. Greensboro has various options for accommodation across the range of affordability (5 star resorts, 3-4 star hotels, Bed and Breakfast, etc.), restaurants with a range of cuisines, and easy access to activities in the downtown area.

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O.Henry Hotel (336) 854-2000 UNCG Rate $239

Let elegance and tranquility restore your spirit. We invite you to stay with us at our employee-owned passionately run hotel in Greensboro, North Carolina. Discover gracious hospitality, attentive service and modern features including inviting guestrooms with custom furnishings and original art in every corner of our luxury hotel. Unwind at Green Valley Grill with fresh Mediterranean flavors, al fresco dining in the courtyard garden and craft cocktails. Our amenities include afternoon tea every day in the social lobby, O.Henry Jazz, and more. . A short cab, Uber or Lyft ride to UNCG. 

Please use the Access Code INEBRIA to receive the convention rate $239+tax per night.

Proximity Hotel (336) 379-8200 UNCG Rate $239

Stay in sustainable style at the employee-owned Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, North Carolina. Discover custom-designed furnishings, commissioned art and innovative design in every corner of our AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel. Savor fresh European flavors at Print Works Bistro with creekside dining and an energetic bar with craft cocktails. Unwind in modern loft-like guestrooms and many gathering spaces. . A short cab, Uber or Lyft ride to UNCG.

Please use the Access Code INEBRIA to receive the convention rate $239+tax per night.

Hyatt Place Hotel Downtown Greensboro (335) 373-6269 UNCG Rate $134

With a handful of interesting museums, a flourishing arts scene, and a downtown that’s home to trendy cafes, theaters, and boutiques. Greensboro offers big city features on a manageable scale. Hyatt Place Greensboro / Downtown will keep you comfortable with homey amenities. A short cab, Uber or Lyft ride to UNCG. The Hyatt Place provides free breakfast.  Click the booking link above for guest to make their reservations online.

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Marriott Hotel Downtown Greensboro (336) 379-8000. Please check rates and availability on the Marriott website.

Totally renovated downtown Greensboro, NC, hotel. Multi-million-dollar hotel redesign completed in 2020, including modern guest rooms with walk-in showers, an updated fitness center, meeting space, lobby, restaurant and bar. Your trip to North Carolina will be a rewarding one when you stay at Marriott Greensboro Downtown. The only Marriott hotel in downtown, we're steps from the best shopping and dining, and just 11 miles from Piedmont Triad International Airport. Greensboro Coliseum, Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts and Greensboro Aquatic Center are nearby. Students and alumni will appreciate our position near North Carolina A&T State University, Elon University, High Point University and University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Make yourself at home in newly renovated rooms with luxury bedding. Watch your favorite show on our 55" screen television with access to Netflix, YouTube and Hulu. A short cab, Uber or Lyft ride to UNCG. 

Hampton Inn & Suites (336) 553-1280. Please check rates and availability on the Hampton website.

 We're located in the heart of downtown Greensboro, minutes from the Coliseum, the Civil Rights Museum, UNC Greensboro, and North Carolina A&T State University. Walk to great dining, bars, and museums from our hotel. Kick back in our covered pavilion with views of downtown. Breakfast and WiFi are on us.

Refund Policy

Participants who have registered for the INEBRIA 2023 convention can receive a partial refund if the participant notifies Nichole McGill, via email (, on or before September 1, 2023.  No refund is available for participants after September 1, 2023.

Please note:  Participants can be granted a partial refund which constitutes the registration fee minus a $80 service charge for professionals and a $50 service charge for students. No other refunds are offered.


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INEBRIA 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.

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INEBRIA Mentoring Award - Call for Nominations

Starting last year, INEBRIA instituted a new annual award in honor of our dear colleague Rich Saitz.  The Richard Saitz Outstanding Mentorship Award is given to one individual each year, at the annual conference.  The award seeks to recognize ‘mentorship that moves the field’ by supporting developing scholars in advancing the science and ensuring that brief interventions and related research is rigorous and relevant.  Last year’s recipient was Dr. Kathy Bradley.

We are now welcoming nominations for the 2023 award!  Nominations should follow the directions in the application form below.  The nomination can be written and submitted by one or more mentees.  Please note that by the rules of the award process, current members of the selection committee (listed below) and the current INEBRIA President are not eligible for nomination.  These individuals may become eligible in the future, when their terms are completed.
In conjunction with the INEBRIA 2023 Conference, the award winner will:

  • Give a plenary presentation focused on their career as a researcher and mentor
  • Receive free registration and subsidized travel (up to $1500 USD) to attend the conference

Due date for receipt of nominations is May 15, 2023.
Nominations should be sent to:, with CC to

Application Form
We look forward to receiving your nominations!
Jennifer McNeely
Emily Williams
Nicolas Bertholet
Gallus Bischof
Maria Lucia (Malu) Souza-Formigoni


$ 300.00

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