Dear Colleagues,

Following the successful meetings of 2013 and 2015, we are pleased to announce that the 3rd International Conference on Behavioral Addictions (ICBA) is due to take place 14-16 March, 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.
The first two conferences were attended by close to 300 people which reflects the keen interest in the area of behavioral addictions. We hope to continue these traditions. We hope that the Conference providing a venue for face-to-face encounters, as well as a forum for scientific information exchange, will be of great value. 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 Geneva on March 14-16, 2016.

Yours Sincerely,

Zsolt Demetrovics, Joel Billieux and Yasser Khazaal

This conference is a unique opportunity to:

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