We are pleased to announce that the 7th International Conference on Behavioral Addictions (ICBA) is due to take place from 20-22 June, 2022, 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 20-22, 2022.
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||€390|
The use of the reduced registration fee is subject to the payment of the membership fee (for 2022) of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Addictions (ISSBA). (Those who are already members are expected to pay the 2021 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 20 April 2022. 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: 22 November 2021
Please be informed that we do not plan any further extension.
Abstract submission happens also via the ConfTool.
Abstracts will be reviewed by 6 December 2021 at the latest.
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, studied psychology at Humboldt University 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 similarities with substance use disorder. He conducted the project STICA (Effects of a Manualized Short-term Treatment of Internet and Computer Game Addiction). The goal of this randomized clinical trial was to determine the efficacy of a psychotherapeutic intervention in Internet addicts.
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.
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.
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The conference program in PDF can be downloaded here.
The abstract book in PDF can be downloaded here.
30 Burton St,
Nottingham NG1 4BU
Hotel Tel: +44 115 848 8000
During the conference, Jupiterfab will present his artwork on technology use and we encourage our delegates to visit his exhibition during the breaks.
”Is this modern society?” is an art initiative with the goal of inspiring personal reflection and raising awareness about the importance of finding a balance in the use of technology in our lives. We use art to stimulate social reflection and create a dialogue through murals and exhibitions. Moreover, we organize workshops and roundtables and we collaborate with researchers and universities. It is a worldwide longterm project. (more information at www.jupiterfab.com/en/isthismodernsociety)
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The Journal of Behavioral Addictions (impact factor: 6.756) 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.