The 11th International Symposium on Alcoholic Liver and Pancreatic Diseases and Cirrhosis (ISALPD/C)
“Emerging Therapeutic Targets” Berlin, Germany, September 2- 3, 2016

The NIAAA-funded travel award ($1,500 via R13 AA020691) supports young US scientists for poster or/and selected oral presentations on topics related to
“Emerging therapeutic targets for alcoholic liver and pancreatic diseases and cirrhosis.”

Eligibility Criteria:

• Studying or working in laboratories of investigators in the U.S.A. with legal status for at least one year;
• Must be early in their careers, such as PhD or MD students, postdocs, scientists, clinical fellows, or residents,
junior faculty without funding who are conducting basic or clinical research relevant to the symposium theme;
• Should be the first author on an abstract submitted to the symposium;
• Collaborative research will be valued;
• Upon selection, should register for the congress and present a poster and/or short oral summary.


• E-mail CV to:
• Indicate on an abstract that it is for ISALPD/C travel award application.
• Submit an abstract in the “Submissions” section.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Application should be submitted by April 1st
for priority consideration, and no later than April 30th.

Dear Junior Investigator,

For the 2016 Congress, there will be an opportunity for several Junior Investigator Awards supported from International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ISBRA),
European Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ESBRA), Society for the Study of Addition (SSA), and Addiction Biology.

The Award includes a plaque and a check for 750€. The money has to be used as travel support for the Berlin meeting. Awards will be limited to young investigators (either PhD/MD students or young post-docs/physicians).

PhD/MD student awardees are presenting a poster and young post-doc awardees will give a brief oral presentation at the Young Investigator Symposium Lunch.

Award Applications will be accepted through the congress website in the Submissions section.

Abstract deadline is – for those who wish to be selected for an award – 15th of May, 2016.

Awardees will be notified as soon as possible

Dear U.S. ISBRA Members,

We are pleased to announce that the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has received funds from a R13 conference support grant to help defray partial travel expenses for selected participants attending the 2016 World Congress on Alcohol and Alcoholism. This is a joint meeting of the International Society of Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ISBRA) and the European Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ESBRA). The World Congress on Alcohol and Alcoholism will be held in Berlin, Germany from September 2-5, 2016. Information on the Congress is available at
Through a competitive selection process, the NIAAA R13 grant will provide recipients with reimbursement toward partial travel expenses to present at the Congress. Recipients must be U.S. citizens or resident aliens. Priority will be placed on junior level alcohol researchers who have been in the field eight years or fewer since receiving their doctorate degree, and continuing ISBRA members. Individuals who are not already ISBRA members are encouraged to apply online for membership while applying for this travel support opportunity ( and must forward their membership request confirmation email to Jennifer Thomas ( Members must be up-to-date on their dues. Any ISBRA membership questions should be directed to
The online application for travel support consideration is available on the ISBRA website ( and must be completed by April 1st to receive priority consideration. The applications will be reviewed and applicants will be informed as to whether or not they have been selected to receive any travel assistance by May 1st. If selected, the amount of travel assistance and allowable expenses for reimbursement will be delineated in the notification email.
As the NIAAA R13 grant is federally funded, the Fly America Act must be followed ( by any individuals receiving air travel support. Airline tickets that do not meet the specifications outlined in the guidelines of the NIH Grants Policy Statement link provided above cannot be reimbursed.
All reimbursements for those selected for support from this NIAAA R13 grant will occur after the Congress.
Presenter abstracts are due January 25th, 2016 online separately via
Edward Riley, Ph.D. and Jennifer Thomas, Ph.D.
Principal Investigators of the NIAAA R13 ISBRA Grant
Funding for this Congress was made possible (in part) by grant 5 R13 AA022578-03 from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.