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Call for Abstracts for KBS Thematic Meeting on Youth Drinking in Decline

Youth alcohol consumption is declining across most high income nations, often alongside concurrent decreases in drug use and smoking. Researchers are increasingly focusing on the nature and underlying reasons for this decline. An international research conference titled ‘Youth Drinking in Decline’ will be held to explore this topic in Krakow, Poland on the 10th-12th April 2019.

The program will be organised around the following themes:
1. Exploring the consistency of declining youth drinking trends within and between countries
2. Explaining the decline in youth drinking
3. Relationships between youth drinking trends and trends in wider youth behaviour and culture
4. Implications for public health, public policy and practice of declining youth drinking trends

Structure and participation
We welcome a maximum of 80 participants interested in subjects relevant to the themes of the conference. Selection of abstracts for presentation will be based on scientific quality and thematic relevance. Each paper will be assigned a discussant and time will be allocated for comments, questions and discussion from the audience.

Costs of participation
There will be a €50 registration fee for the conference and participants will be expected to finance their own travel and accommodation. A limited number of bursaries will be available to support participants from low income countries and those who do not have access to research funding. Please check the conference website for more information about the bursaries.

We welcome quantitative, qualitative, methodological and conceptual abstracts on the above themes. Abstracts should relate to unpublished research in progress. Those interested in presenting at the conference are invited to register and submit an abstract via the conference website. Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words and should be accompanied by up to five key words and a conflict of interest statement.
Abstracts should be submitted no later than 7th January 2019.
Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be sent out by 14th January 2019. Full final papers should be submitted by 15th March 2019. Papers should be no longer than 16 pages (font size 12, single-spaced) including tables and references. Conference registration will open on 14th January.

If you have questions about the conference, please contact the organising team: Katarzyna Okulicz Kozaryn ( or Jolanta Terlikowska ( For questions about the scientific programme please contact Melissa Oldham (

Please see our website for more information

Historical Museum of the City of Kraków, Krzysztofory Palace, Rynek Główny 35 (35 Main Square), 31-011 Kraków;