We are pleased to announce that the 4th International Conference on Behavioral Addictions (ICBA),
is due to take place 20-22 February, 2017 in Haifa, Israel. In 2011 we launched the Journal of Behavioral Addictions,
and two years later we organized the 1st International Conference on Behavioral Addictions (ICBA) in Budapest,
Hungary in order to provide a venue for face-to-face encounters, as well as a forum for scientific information exchange.
In 2017 we are already organizing the fourth meeting.
The conference will appeal to research scientists, clinicians, social workers, health service managers and others.
We look forward to welcoming everyone who is interested in behavioral addictions and allied disorders, whatever their perspective.
Join us in Haifa on February 20-22, 2017.
Zsolt Demetrovics Co-Chair
Aviv Weinstein Co-Chair
This conference is a unique opportunity to:
Share scientific knowledge on behavioral (non-substance) addictions.
Enhance your knowledge and awareness on the common and less common behavioral
addictions from a multi-disciplinary point of view, and explore novel forms of intervention and prevention models.
Gain a better understanding of different approaches of non-substance addictions, research reports focusing on
the addictive patterns of various behaviors, especially disorders of the impulsive-compulsive spectrum, such as:
gambling / internet / computer and video games / online gaming / pyromania / kleptomania / intermittent explosive disorder
/trichotillomania / onychophagia / skin picking / compulsive buying / sexual behavior / compulsive hoarding / exercise dependence
/ obsessive-compulsive disorder / eating disorders / body dysmorphic disorder / muscle dysmorphic disorder / hypochondriasis
/ other excessive behaviors or non-substance addiction disorders / behavioral addictions in children/adolescents
Coverage ranges from genetic and neurobiological research through psychological and clinical psychiatric approaches to
epidemiological, sociological and anthropological aspects.
Meet experts and facilitate the development of new international networks and collaborations.
The conference is supported by the Department of Addictions, Ministry of Health in Israel,
the Israeli Society for Addiction Medicine (ILSAM) and the Israeli Psychiatric Association.
For more information please select from the side menu
1. Registration happens via this website under the "Register online" side menu by clicking
on "Click here" button. After successful registration you will receive a confirmation email. 2. To arrange your accommodation, please go to accommodation 3. Abstract submission happens via this website under the "Abstract submission" side menu by clicking on this link.
Registration fee (deadlines are given in GMT+0 23:59):
Early bird registration deadline extended until 25 October 2016: €380 (payment must be completed not later than 7 November 2016)
26 October 2016 - 5 December, 2016: €450 (payment must be completed no later than 31 December 2016)
From 6 December, 2016 or at site: €520
Registration fee includes
Admission to all scientific sessions
Admission to Welcome reception on 20 February
Social program on 21 February (Gala Dinner is not included)
Refreshments during breaks
Lunch on 20 and 21 February (Lunch on 22 February is not included)
Final printed program and Abstract book (special issue of the Journal of Behavioral Addictions)
Admission to the poster exhibition
Coffee, snacks and soft drinks during the coffee breaks of the conference are offered by the organizers.
Lunch on 20 and 21 February is included in registration fee, however the lunch on 22 February is not included.
Please note that we can only refund 40% of the registration fee if canceled officially before the 10 January 2017.
No refund is possible if cancellation is made at a later date.
gambling / internet / computer and video games / online gaming / pyromania / kleptomania /
intermittent explosive disorder /trichotillomania / onychophagia / skin picking / compulsive buying / sexual behavior /
compulsive hoarding / exercise dependence / obsessive-compulsive disorder / eating disorders / body dysmorphic disorder /
muscle dysmorphic disorder / hypochondriasis / other excessive behaviors or non-substance addiction disorders /
behavioral addictions in children/adolescent
Please make sure that you follow the format and structuring (Background and Aims, Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion) as in the sample abstract.
To submit your abstract in .doc or .docx format, please click here.
The extended deadline for abstract submission is 12 December 2016.
All abstract accepted for presentation will be published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Information for oral presentations
If using a PowerPoint (or any other computer) presentation, please note you need to bring it on a CD,
a DVD or on a USB pendrive/flashdrive. You will need to upload it on the computer in the room assigned
for your session. Assistance is provided upon request.
You may supply your own laptop computer as a back-up.
If combining video films with PowerPoint, please make sure to check it in the session hall where your
lecture is taking place during a coffee or lunch break prior to your session, at least 30 minutes before
the start of the session.
Please note that the conference’s computers in the session halls are being supplied with Microsoft Windows.
Useful information for poster presentations
Please make sure that you stand by your poster during poster session(s). Date and time are to be announced later.
Please prepare your poster to fit the dimensions below, it is recommended that poster be prepared on one sheet of cardboard.
The dimensions of the poster should not exceed 90 cm wide x 1.2m long (35.5 inches wide x 47 inches long). Any longer, and
it becomes difficult to see.
Allocate the top of the poster for the title and authors as stated on the submitted abstract.
The text, illustrations, etc. should be bold enough to be read from a distance of two meters (six feet).
Double sided tape and technical equipment will be available for the mounting of posters. Staff will also be in
the poster area to assist you.
We reserved rooms for conference attendees at the Dan Carmel Hotel (The event venue) and at the near by Dan Panorama hotel.
(2 minutes walk) which are offered to the Conference attendees at special reduced rates when though this site.