International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

The Forum is a joint undertaking of the Institute on Lifestyle & Health of Boston University School of Medicine in the United States and Alcohol in Moderation (AIM) of the United Kingdom.  Its Co-Directors are R. Curtis Ellison, MD, Professor of Medicine & Public Health, Boston University School of Medicine, and Helena Conibear, Executive Director, Alcohol-in-Moderation (AIM), UK

The Forum consists of an international group of invited physicians and scientists who are specialists in their fields and committed to balanced and well researched analysis regarding alcohol and health.  The Forum includes epidemiologists, statisticians, and basic scientists; cardiologists, hepatologists, neurologists, oncologists, and other medical practitioners; psychologists and social scientists; and specialists in social matters, psychology, and public health.

Functions of the Forum

1.    Periodically provide on its open web-site timely critiques and comments by Forum members on emerging scientific publications and policy statements related to alcohol and health (see Recent Reviews).

2.    Periodically provide Summary Statements on selected topics related to alcohol and health.

3.    Provide an Archive of previous reports on scientific research related to alcohol and health.

4.    Provide an opportunity for all to seek expert opinion on topics related to alcohol and health.

The Forum does not receive any funds for its operations, as all members volunteer their services.  For a disclosure statement regarding funding of the Institute on Lifestyle & Health and Alcohol in Moderation click here.

For further information, contact

R. Curtis Ellison, MD: ellison@bu.edu or

Helena Conibear: helena@alcoholforum4profs.org.