The founder president of ESBRA Prof. Roger Nordmann passed away

We are sorry to inform about the sad news, that on Friday the 24th of January,  Professor Roger Nordmann, the Founder President of ESBRA passed away following a sudden heart stroke.

Professor Roger Nordmann was our first president, member of the French Academy of Medicine, Emeritus Professor of the Université René Descartes, Officier de la Légion d’Honneur et Officier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques.

He was also Board Member of ISBRA.

Without his tireless energy ESBRA would not exist in such a wellfare shape !


14th Congress of ESBRA (September 8th – 11th 2013) Warsaw, Poland

ESBRA  celebratet ist 25th anniversary in Warsaw. The Awardees of this years conference:

The Manfred Lautenschläger Award Winner 2013 is Prof. Helmut Seitz

Helmut Seitz

Lifetime Achievment Award for Prof. Roger Nordmann, the Founder President of ESBRA

from left to right; Roger Nordmann, Helmut Seitz

The poster prize Awardees

from left to right: Giancarlo Colombo, Pierre Maurage, Sebastian Mueller, Paola Maccioni, Carolina L. Haass-Koffler

The Young Investigators Award Winners:

Magdalena Sikora, Agnieszka Kałwa, Michael Way, Aleksandra Suchanecka, Svetlana Anisimova,


2. Alcohol and Cancer Congress, May 11th – 15th  2013, Breckenridge, Colorado, USA

The second conference on Alcohol and Cancer (1. Conference was held in Heidelberg,
September 2010) was organized by Dr. Vasilis Vasilou, Anna Mae Diehl, Mikko
Salaspuro, Helmut K. Seitz and Samir Zakhari with the support of ESBRA, ISBRA
and NIAAA. International specialists on alcohol toxicity and carcinogenesis
discussed during a three-day-conference in Breckenridge, Colorado, new trends
and aspects of alcohol mediated cancer development. Various mechanisms
including acetaldehyde toxicity and oxidative stress are in the centre of
interest. While more data with respect to liver cancer and cancer of the upper
aerodigestive tract appeared, mechanisms for alcohol associated breast cancer
and colorectal cancer are still unclear. However, it seems that additional genetic
factors may be of great importance. The conference will be summarized by a
forthcoming book, more details can be found under
A third conference is planned for 2015 in Greece.


ESBRA Nordmann Award Meeting 2012 in Basel, Switzerland

The ESBRA Nordmann Award winner and the Young Investogators Award Winners 2012

From left to right: Helmut Karl Seitz (president of ESBRA) Gerhard Wiesbeck , Anna Wnorowska,
Aleksandra Topolewska-Wochowska, Giancarlo Colombo (vize-president of ESBRA), Angela Attwood, Antti Latvala, Elisabet Jerlhag Holm (ESBRA Nordmann Award winner 2012),  Joaquim Fernadez-Sola (secretary of ESBRA), Maciej Goniewicz

13th ESBRA Congress 2011

Lautenschläger Award winner 2011 is Prof. Consuelo Guerri: from left to right: Manfred Lautenschläger, Consuelo Guerri, Helmut Seitz


Peter Berner Awardee Tomas Zima with Otto Lesch


from left to right: Otto Lesch, Helmut Seitz, Consuelo Guerri, Manfred Lautenschläger, Tomas Zima, Roger Nordmann

September 2010: ESBRA Nordmann Award Meeting in Heidelberg

ESBRA Nordmann Award Winner PD Dr. Thomas Hillemacher & Prof. Seitz

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