2nd International Conference on Behavioral Addictions

16-18 March 2015, Budapest, Hungary

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

2nd International Conference on Behavioral Addictions

will be held on 16-18 March 2015

at Hotel Benczúr, Budapest, Hungary.

Dear Colleagues,

Following the successful start in 2013, we are pleased to announce that the 2nd International Conference on Behavioral Addictions (ICBA), is due to take place 16-18 March, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. The first conference was attended by over 200 people which reflects the keen interest in the area of behavioral addictions. However, 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 in 2011. In the meantime, 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 issues.

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 on March 16-18, 2015.

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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