Maximizing Your Experience: A Guide to the ESBRA 2023 Congress

Greetings, esteemed colleagues and participants of the ESBRA 2023 Congress! It is with great pleasure that we extend our warmest welcome to the 17th Congress of the European Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism, set to take place at the exquisite Lille Grand Palais, nestled in the heart of the captivating city of Lille, France. As you embark on this enriching journey of knowledge exchange, networking, and discovery, we offer you a comprehensive guide to make the most of your congress experience.


The Essence of ESBRA 2023 Congress

The ESBRA Congress has a rich tradition of fostering advancements in alcohol research, from foundational studies to cutting-edge clinical applications. Our collective endeavors are dedicated to addressing the complexities of alcohol use disorder and its interplay with various pathologies. Under the visionary leadership of Professor Mickael Naassila, this congress aims to facilitate a vibrant exchange of ideas among researchers, clinicians, and professionals hailing from diverse fields and nations.

Navigating the Congress: A Roadmap to Success

  1. Program Highlights: The congress schedule promises a dynamic array of scientific sessions, workshops, and interactive discussions. Explore the latest breakthroughs in alcohol research, treatment strategies, and therapeutic innovations. Be sure not to miss keynote sessions featuring luminaries in the field.
  2. Sessions of Significance: Identify key sessions that align with your research interests and professional goals. The congress will cover a wide spectrum of topics, ranging from neurobiology and genetics to clinical interventions and public health policies.
  3. Notable Speakers: Esteemed experts from around the globe will grace the podium, sharing their insights and experiences. Engage with them during Q&A sessions and make use of the opportunity to establish meaningful connections.
  4. Social Events and Networking: The congress is not only a platform for intellectual exchange but also a hub for networking. Attend social events, receptions, and poster sessions to meet fellow researchers, forge collaborations, and broaden your professional circle.

Embracing Lille: A Cultural Extravaganza

Lille, a city teeming with history, art, and gastronomy, provides the perfect backdrop for the ESBRA 2023 Congress. When you find a moment to step outside the congress halls, immerse yourself in the local culture:

  1. Architectural Marvels: Discover Lille’s architectural treasures, from the stunning Grand Place to the modern marvels of Euralille. Explore the blend of Flemish and French influences that characterize this vibrant city.
  2. Culinary Delights: Indulge in Lille’s culinary specialties, including the famed waffles, regional cheeses, and delectable pastries. Seek out local bistros for an authentic gastronomic experience.
  3. Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in Lille’s rich cultural scene. Visit museums, art galleries, and historical sites to appreciate the city’s artistic heritage.
  4. Leisure and Relaxation: Take leisurely strolls through the city’s parks and gardens, or enjoy some retail therapy at Lille’s shopping districts. Experience the city’s unique ambiance and way of life.

Harnessing the Congress Experience: Your Path to Success

  1. Plan Ahead: Familiarize yourself with the program schedule, identifying sessions, speakers, and workshops of interest. Prioritize sessions aligned with your research focus and career objectives.
  2. Engage Actively: Participate in discussions, ask questions, and engage in debates during sessions. Utilize networking breaks and social events to initiate conversations and exchange ideas.
  3. Stay Connected: Follow the congress updates on social media platforms using the official hashtag. Share your insights, photos, and experiences to foster a global dialogue.
  4. Reflect and Apply: After the congress, reflect on the knowledge gained and insights acquired. Consider how you can integrate these learnings into your research, clinical practice, or professional pursuits.

Final Words

As we gather in Lille for the ESBRA 2023 Congress, we embark on a journey of discovery, collaboration, and growth. Let this guide be your compass, steering you through the myriad opportunities and experiences that await. May your congress experience be marked by meaningful connections, transformative insights, and lasting memories.

Welcome to ESBRA 2023 Congress held by ESBRA 2019 Organization – where science meets culture, and innovation knows no bounds.