1st International Conference on Behavioral Addictions

11-12 March 2013, Budapest, Hungary

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The Eötvös Loránd University, Institute of Psychology
is happy to announce that the

1st International Conference on Behavioral Addictions

will be held on 11-12 March 2013

at Hotel Benczúr, Budapest, Hungary.

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizers of the 1st International Conference on Behavioral Addictions (ICBA), wewould like to welcome you to Budapest. We must all admit, that this conference has been long due. Despite the growing number of research articles on behavioral addictions, the opportunities for scientific discussion in the field are limited. This is why we launched the Journal of Behavioral Addictions at the beginning of this year. In the meantime, we thought that a Conference providing a venue for face-to-face encounters, as well as a forum for scientific information exchange, would also be of great value. Furthermore, such a conference would enhance the efforts towards placing behavioral addictions in their rightful place within mental and behavioral disorders as well as to learn more about their epidemiological and etiological qualities.

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 Budapest from March 11-12 2013 in the hope that this meeting will become a tradition and we shall continue meet again in future years.

Yours sincerely,
Zsolt Demetrovics

This conference is a unique opportunity to:
  • Share scientific knowledge on behavioural (non-substance) addictions.
  • Enhance your knowledge and awareness on the common and less common behavioural 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.

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