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KBS Thematic meeting on Youth Drinking in Decline

Researchers in a number of countries have identified major changes in adolescent alcohol consumption since the early 2000s, with the prevalence of teenage drinking more than halving in some countries.  These declines clearly have major implications for public health and raise issues for alcohol policy researchers – how do we understand the major shift in drinking behaviour by teenagers across countries with diverse policy settings and drinking cultures?

A range of quantitative and qualitative work is underway in many countries trying to understand these shifts and the topic is ripe for collaborative international research.

The thematic meeting will follow the format of other KBS conferences and will focus on the presentation and discussion of unpublished papers that are works in progress. This popular format provides an opportunity for delegates to get early input or public peer review ahead of submitting a paper to a journal.

Researchers are invited to submit informative abstracts by 15th December 2020.  

See the attached call for abstracts for further details.

You can also visit the conference website: or email the organisers:

The conference is presently planned to be held as a regular event with participants attending the conference in Stockholm. With the situation surrounding Covid-19 rapidly changing the conference might be postponed, cancelled or changed to an on-line event with short notice. We will do our best to keep participants informed with as much notice as possible.

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