The International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ISBRA) and the European Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ESBRA) have commissioned CPO HANSER SERVICE with the organization and execution of the conference. Registration for the conference and confirmation therefore forms a contract between the conference attendee and the ISBRA/ESBRA regarding attendance at the conference.

This contract is based on the following General Terms and Conditions:

Registration fees and payment for the ISBRA/ESBRA Congress in Berlin:

Please use the enclosed registration form to register for the Congress and all events. Return the form as soon as possible to the Congress Office CPO HANSER SERVICE. Attendance at the congress is subject to cost. Registration for the conference and booking of services are binding for the attendee. The fees must be paid in advance on the dates specified. Any bank charges will be charged to the payer. Registration will be confirmed if payment is received by the Congress Office by 26 August 2016. Should payments be received after this date, you will receive your confirmation at the Congress Counter in Berlin. Please bring a copy of your bank remittance with you. 

The first poster author must undertake to present the poster submitted at the conference.

Registration of a poster simultaneously results in binding registration of the speaker to attend the conference. The registration fee must be paid together with the submission of the contribution otherwise the poster will not be reviewed. Cancellation of conference attendance is possible at no additional cost if the poster is rejected by the scientific committee. In this case, the full registration fee will be refunded.

 If the author withdraws a contribution after its acceptance by the scientific committee, registration for the conference will be maintained and there will be no refund of the registration fees.

Cancellation of Congress Attendance:

In the event that you cancel your attendance at the congress by 30 June 2016, the registration fee minus a processing fee of EUR 100 will be refunded. No refund will be made if cancellation is made at a later date. Please notify the conference office of your cancellation in writing.

Programme Changes:

ISBRA/ESBRA reserve the right to make any necessary changes to the programme at short notice. There will be no pro rata refund of registration fees for cancelled papers or changes to the programme.

Loss of Name Badge

A fee of EUR 50 must be paid to acquire a new name badge in the event that the name badge, which at the same time entitles the holder to attend the congress, is lost.


CPO HANSER SERVICE is liable in keeping with diligence required of a prudent businessman, according to the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. Regardless of course in law the liability of CPO HANSER SERVICE shall be limited to damages which are caused with aforethought or by gross negligence. However, this shall not affect the liability of the Congress Organizer and of the persons or organizations responsible for providing means of transport or other services. The participants take part in all excursions at their own risk. Verbal agreement can only be considered as binding when confirmed by CPO HANSR SERVICE in writing.

Provision of Equipment in Rooms:

All rooms are equipped with video projectors (beamers) and notebooks with DVD drives. Speakers who require additional technical equipment (e.g. video recorders, overhead projectors, flip charts) may hire them at their own expense in the run-up or – to the extent available – on site at the congress office.

Force Majeure

For reasons beyond its control (such as war, strikes, lockouts, riots or any such civil disturbances, any acts of God, including but not limited to earthquakes, floods, droughts and typhoons and any other cause of circumstance of whatsoever nature beyond its control that have an impact on the arrangements, timetables or planning of the ISBRA/ESBRA congress and its corresponding activities in Berlin, Germany, ISBRA/ESBRA has the right to immediately alter or cancel the activities or events or any of the arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating directly or indirectly thereto. No party involved shall be entitled to any compensation for damages that result from such alteration or cancellation.  

Place of Performance, Venue of Jurisdiction

Berlin shall be the exclusive place of performance and Hamburg venue of jurisdiction for all parties. The laws of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply.


Data Protection Statement 
CPO HANSER SERVICE, Hanser & Co GmbH (“CPO”) protects the personal data of its website users with greatest diligence. Personal data are data which can be related to your person and provide information on your behavior or characteristics. This includes of course your name, postal address and telephone number as well as information about your possible interests and surfing customs as far as this information can be attributed to you directly or indirectly.

 We collect, use and process personal data provided by you only according to the strict data protection provisions in Germany and in compliance with the provisions of the EU Data Protection Directive.

You agree that, during the event, photos and other audio-visual images might be taken of you that may be used in all media for an unlimited period of time. You renounce your privacy rights regarding any images made of you.

Non-personal data

In the course of your access to our websites or to files provided on our websites data will be logged for internal system-related and statistical purposes which possibly allow identification (name of the file accessed, date and time of the access, data volume transferred, notification of successful access, web browser and requesting domain). Person related exploitation will not be conducted. Statistical analysis of anonymized data is reserved.

Collection, use and process of personal data for the use of our online services. 
In case you register for a congress, reserve a hotel or undertake another booking on our website, we will ask for your name and other personal information we need for the service. We use and process these data only for the purpose of answering your requests, for executing contracts that have been concluded with you and for technical administration. Your personal data will be disclosed or otherwise transferred to third parties only if this is necessary for executing contracts (for example a hotel reservation booked with CPO), for accounting purposes or if you have given your explicit consent.

Deletion of your personal data:

Your personal data will be deleted after the expiration of the storage period required by law, statute or contract as far as they are no longer necessary for the performance of the contract. Data not affected by this will be deleted when the purposes described in the consent lapse. In case a storage period exists the data will be blocked instead of deleted when the purpose of collecting or using the data lapses.

Visibility of your personal data for other users

By giving your consent to the use and processing of your data you agree to the publication of your data (e.g. name, address, e-mail address) to other users so that they become visible to them.


If you have given your consent, we will send e-mail newsletters to you informing you about the congress you registered for and future congresses organized by us which could interest you. In case you do not want to receive the newsletter anymore, you can object to it at any time with effect for the future.

Data safety:

Your data will generally be transferred to us in an encoded form to exclude access by unauthorized third parties. Your data will be stored on especially secured servers. They are only accessible to authorized persons who are familiar with the applicable data protection provisions. We cannot, however, guarantee the security of the data as unauthorized access, hardware and software defects and other factors can prejudice data security at any time.

Links to other websites

Our internet sites contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for data privacy policies and/or practices on other websites and we have no influence as to whether the operators act in compliance with data protection provisions. Our privacy policy is solely applicable to data collected by us.

Correction/update of information:

You are entitled to gain access to your data and change them at any time. If you request information about the data stored about you or undertake adjustments, please contact CPO HANSER SERVICE, Mr. Christian Reim, Zum Ehrenhain 34, 22885 Barsbüttel, e-mail:

 If you have consented to the publication of your personal data to other registered users, you can revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future. All you need to do is send an e-mail to 

The rapid development of the internet and the technical progress makes it necessary to adjust and expand our information on data protection from time to time. You will be informed about any changes on our websites.

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