ORGANIZATION SUMMARY: The Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) is a non-profit 501 (3) (c) membership society that serves as a meeting ground for scientists focused on the effects of alcohol use and risk for detrimental alcohol use. The annual RSA meetings provide a forum for communication among pre-clinical and clinical researchers and promote the acquisition and dissemination of scientific knowledge relevant to alcohol use in the areas of basic science, risks and resiliency, education and prevention, treatment, outcome and recovery, and policy and economics. The current membership of over 1,800 is drawn from countries throughout the world, with the majority from the United States. Many members (and non-member alcohol researchers) attend the annual RSA conference that provides opportunities to interact on both a professional and social level, and establish collaborations. Additionally, the Society-owned journal, “Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research (ACER)”, provides the most recent findings in the field of alcohol research.