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.
This conference is a unique opportunity to:
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Registration fee (deadlines are given in GMT+0 23:59):
|Early bird||Normal||Late / onsite|
|Student ISSBA member||€210||€290||€370|
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.
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
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Abstract submission deadline is extended: 24 February 2020
Abstract submission happens also via the ConfTool.
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.
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, 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.
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 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.
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.
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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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.
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.