Dear Colleagues,

Due to the COVID-19 situation and the related travel and other restrictions, the Organising Committee decided to postpone the ICBA 2020 conference. Considering all possible aspects, the decision was made to postpone the event to next year.

The 7th ICBA conference thus will be held in 21-23 June 2021 in Nottingham, UK.

We will send you information on the previously paid registration fees outlining your options in the second half of April.

We wish all of you good health and all the best and hope to see you in 2021.

The Organisers

Dear Colleagues,

Due to the COVID-19 situation and the related travel and other restrictions, the Organising Committee decided to postpone the ICBA 2020 conference. Considering all possible aspects, the decision was made to postpone the event to next year.

The 7th ICBA conference thus will be held in 21-23 June 2021 in Nottingham, UK.

We will send you information on the previously paid registration fees outlining your options in the second half of April.

We wish all of you good health and all the best and hope to see you in 2021.

The Organisers

Dear Colleagues,

Due to the COVID-19 situation and the related travel and other restrictions, the Organising Committee decided to postpone the ICBA 2020 conference. Considering all possible aspects, the decision was made to postpone the event to next year.

The 7th ICBA conference thus will be held in 21-23 June 2021 in Nottingham, UK.

We will send you information on the previously paid registration fees outlining your options in the second half of April.

We wish all of you good health and all the best and hope to see you in 2021.

The Organisers

7th International Conference on Behavioral Addictions
Behavioral addictions - from past to present
7th International Conference
on Behavioral Addictions
Behavioral addictions - from past to present
7th ICBA
Behavioral addictions
from past to present
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Nottingham, UK
22-24 June 2020
Nottingham, UK
22-24 June 2020

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the 7th International Conference on Behavioral Addictions (ICBA) is due to take place from 22-24 June, 2020, in Nottingham, United Kingdom. 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. After the conferences in Budapest (2013, 2015), Geneva (2016), Haifa (2017), Cologne (2018), and Yokohama (2019), in 2020 we are already organizing the seventh 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 Nottingham from June 22-24, 2020.

Yours sincerely,

Zsolt Demetrovics
Co-Chair
Daria J. Kuss
Co-Chair, Local Organiser
Mark D. Griffiths
Co-Chair

This conference is a unique opportunity to:

  • Share scientific knowledge on behavioral (non-substance related) 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 related 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.

For more information please select from the side menu

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1. Registration is administrated via an external tool: ConfTool. There, you may create a user account to enter or view reviews and access the results of the reviewing process. To do so, please click on the "Click here" button.
2. To arrange your accommodation, please go to accommodation.
3. Abstract submission happens also via the ConfTool. For further information please go to the "Abstract submission" side menu by clicking on this link.

Registration fee (deadlines are given in GMT+0 23:59):

  Early bird Normal Late / onsite
ISSBA Member €280 €380 €480
Non-member €390 €490 €590
Student ISSBA member €210 €290 €370
Student non-member €260 €340 €420

The use of the reduced registration fee is subject to the payment of the membership fee (for 2020) of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Addictions (ISSBA). (Those who are already members are expected to pay the 2019 membership fee as well.)

The Journal of Behavioral Addictions offers a 15% discount for corresponding authors who are members of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Addictions (ISSBA).

The registration fee includes:

Please note that we can only refund 40% of the registration fee if cancelled officially before the 30 April 2020. No refund is possible if cancellation is made at a later date.

Abstract submission
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Topics of discussion

ADHD (Attention-Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder) / Body dysmorphic disorder / Buying-shopping addiction (Compulsive buying) / Compulsive sexual behavior disorder (hypersexuality) / Eating disorders / Excoriation (Skin-Picking) Disorder / Exercise dependence / Food Addiction / Gambling Disorder / Gaming disorder (computer and video games, online gaming) / Hoarding Disorder / Hypochondriasis / Intermittent Explosive Disorder / Internet addiction / Kleptomania / Mobile Phone Addiction / Muscle dysmorphic disorder / Obsessive-compulsive disorder / Pornography Addiction / Pyromania / Social Media Addiction / Trichotillomania (Hair-Pulling Disorder) / Work Addiction

Putting women on the agenda!

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Abstract submission deadline is extended: 24 February 2020

Abstract submission happens also via the ConfTool.

Keynote speakers
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Sherry Stewart
Dalhousie University
(Canada)

Dr. Stewart is Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Addictions and Mental Health, Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, and Community Health and Epidemiology at the Dalhousie University, Canada.
She is well-known for her research on psychosocial factors contributing to problem gambling, alcohol misuse, and the comorbidity of emotional and addictive disorders. Her current research examines implicit cognition in addiction, motivations for addictive behaviors, and social influences on addictive behaviors within romantic couples and the broader social network.

Henrietta Bowden-Jones
National Problem Gambling Clinic
(United Kingdom)

Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE is a medical doctor and neuroscience researcher working as Consultant psychiatrist in Addictions. Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones was appointed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2019 New Year’s Honours for Services to Addiction Treatment and to Research. She is President of the Medical Women’s Federation, the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Spokesperson on Behavioural Addictions, and Honorary Professor at the UCL. She is the Founder and Director of the National Problem Gambling Clinic, the first NH treatment centre in the UK for the treatment of problem gamblers set up in 2008.

Klaus Wölfling
Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz
(Germany)

Klaus Wölfling, born in 1971, completed a degree in psychology at the Humboldt University in Berlin. In 2008 he became the psychological head of the Outpatient Clinic for Behavioral Addiction, Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. As part of his research into Behavioral Addictions, Wölfling has carried out several studies on the subject of computer game addiction and its similarity with drug addiction.

Robert J. Vallerand
Université du Québec à Montréal
(Canada)

Professor Robert J. Vallerand, Ph.D., FRSC
Canada Research Chair on Motivational Processes and Optimal Functioning
Laboratoire de Recherche sur le Comportement Social
Université du Québec à Montréal
Professor Vallerand has published 8 books and well over 350 scientific publications, especially on the construct of passion. He is a Fellow of over 15 scientific associations and has received several awards including the William James Award from the American Psychological Association for his 2015 book, The Psychology of Passion.

Dr. Sally Gainsbury
University of Sydney
(Australia)

Dr. Sally Gainsbury is Co-Director of the Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic at the University of Sydney and leader of the Gather Team which strives to understand how technology is impacting risky decisions and harmful behaviours including online gambling and gaming. She is the Editor of the peer-review journal International Gambling Studies.

Sophia Achab
University Hospitals of Geneva
(Switzerland)

Dr. Sophia Achab is psychiatrist psychotherapist leading an outpatient facility specialized in addictive behaviours since 2007 (University Hospitals of Geneva) . She is lecturer and researcher at Faculty of Medicine (University of Geneva) with a main focus on addictive behaviours from individual's to community's perspectives. She was appointed responsible of the addiction section of WHO Collaborating Center in Training and Research in Mental Health in 2013 and she acts as an expert in addictive behaviours within several advisory boards and working groups for public health institutions such as Swiss Federal Office of Public Health and WHO.

Pam Hurst-Della Pietra
Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development
(USA)

Dr. Pam Hurst-Della Pietra is the President of Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development, a non-profit organization that she founded 7 years ago to support and advance evidence-based interdisciplinary research, cultivate human capital in the field, inform and educate the public, and advocate for sound public policy for child health and wellness.

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NTU Events and Conferencing

30 Burton St,
Nottingham NG1 4BU
United Kingdom
Hotel Tel: +44 115 848 8000
Email: enquiries@ntueventsandconferencing.co.uk

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Scientific committee
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Scientific committee
Max W. Abbott
Aucklan University of Technology
(New Zealand)
Elias N. Aboujaoude
Stanford University
(USA)
Judit Balázs
Eötvös Loránd University
(Hungary)
Alex Baldacchino
University of Dundee
(United Kingdom)
Joël Billieux
University of Lausanne​
(Switzerland)
Alex Blaszczynski
University of Sidney
(Australia)
Kenneth Blum
University of Florida
(USA)
Henrietta Bowden-Jones
Imperial College
(United Kingdom)
Matthias Brand
University of Duisburg-Essen
(Germany)
Wim van den Brink
University of Amsterdam
(The Netherlands)
Gerhard Bühringer
Technische Universität Dresden
(Germany)
Sam-Wook Choi
Eulji University
(Republic of Korea)
Damiaan Denys
University of Amsterdam
(The Netherlands)
Jeffrey L. Derevensky
McGill University
(Canada)
Naomi Fineberg
University of Hertfordshire
(United Kingdom)
Anneke Goudriaan
University of Amsterdam
(The Netherlands)
Marie Grall-Bronnec
University Hospital of Nantes
(France)
Jon E. Grant
University of Minnesota
(USA)
Mark Griffiths
Nottingham Trent University
(United Kingdom)
Heather Hausenblas
University of Florida
(USA)
Tobias Hayer
University of Bremen
(Germany)
Susumu Higuchi
National Hospital Organization Kurihama Medical and Addiction Center
(Japan)
David Hodgins
University of Calgary
(Canada)
Eric Hollander
Monteflore Medical Center
(USA)
Yasser Khazaal
Geneva University Hospital
(Switzerland)
Daniel King
University of Adelaide
(Australia)
Orsolya Király
Eötvös Loránd University
(Hungary)
Ludwig Kraus
IFT Institute for Therapy Research
(Germany)
Emmanuel Kuntsche
Addiction Info Switzerland
(Switzerland)
Hae Kook Lee
The Catholic University of Korea
(Republic of Korea)
Michel Lejoyeux
Paris University
(France)
Olatz Lopez-Fernandez
Monash University
(Australia)
Anikó Maráz
Eötvös Loránd University
(Hungary)
Giovanni Martinotti
'Gabriele d'Annunzio' University of Chieti-Pescara
(Italy)
F. Gerard Moeller
University of Texas
(USA)
Astrid Müller
Hannover Medical School
(Germany)
Filip Nuyens
Nottingham Trent University
(United Kingdom)
Daniel Thor Olason
University of Iceland
(Iceland)
Bettina Pikó
University of Szeged
(Hungary)
Halley Pontes
University of Tasmania
(Australia)
Marc N. Potenza
Yale University
(USA)
Afarin Rahimi-Movaghar
Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies (INCAS)
(Iran)
József Rácz
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
(Hungary)
Rory C. Reid
University of California Los Angeles
(USA)
Hans-Jurgen Rumpf
University of Lübeck
(Germany)
Dan J. Stein
University of Cape Town
(South Africa)
Marcantonio M. Spada
London South Bank University
(United Kingdom)
Daniel T. Spritzer
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
(Brazil)
Sherry H. Stewart
Dalhousie University
(Canada)
Attila Szabó
Eötvös Loránd University
(Hungary)
Alfred Uhl
Austrian Federal Health Institute
(Austria)
Róbert Urbán
Eötvös Loránd University
(Hungary)
Johan Vanderlinden
University Psychiatric Center K.U. Leuven Campus,Kortenberg
(Belgium)
Alexander E. Voiskounsky
Moscow State University
(Russia)
Aviv M. Weinstein
Ariel University
(Israel)
Previous ICBA Conferences
Previous ICBA Conferences
Previous ICBA Conferences
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International Conference on Behavioral Addictions

Budapest (Hungary) - 11-12 March, 2013

Budapest (Hungary) - 16-18 March, 2015

Geneva (Switzerland) - 14-16 March, 2016

Haifa (Israel) - 20-22 February, 2017

Cologne (Germany) - 23-25 April, 2018

Yokohama (Japan) - 17-19 June, 2019


Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Journal of Behavioral Addictions
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The Journal of Behavioral Addictions (impact factor: 4.873) provides a unique opportunity to publish in the field of any behavioral addictions.

We expect to prepare a special issue in which all abstracts accepted for oral presentation or poster will be disseminated.


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The aims of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Addictions (ISSBA) are to study behavioral addictions and to help developing the interface of behavioral addiction science on the international stage.


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Organisational/technical inquiries

Andrea Eisinger
Email: icba@ppk.elte.hu

Scientific Information

Zsolt Demetrovics
Email: demetrovics@t-online.hu

Scientific Information

Zsolt Demetrovics
Email: demetrovics@t-online.hu