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NTU to host 7th International Conference on Behavioural Addictions

NTU set to host 7th International Conference on Behavioural Addictions with keynotes from Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Klaus Wölfling, Dr Sherry Stewart and Dr Sophia Achab.


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.

This conference is a unique opportunity to:

  • Share scientific knowledge on behavioural (non-substance related) 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 related addictions, research reports focusing on the addictive patterns of various behaviours, 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 behaviour / compulsive hoarding / exercise dependence / obsessive-compulsive disorder / eating disorders / body dysmorphic disorder / muscle dysmorphic disorder / hypochondriasis / other excessive behaviours or non-substance addiction disorders / behavioural 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.


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.

  • Early bird registration deadline: 20 December 2021 (payment must be completed not later than 10 January 2022)
  • Normal registration: 21 December 2021 - 28 February, 2022 (payment must be completed not later than 15 March 2022)
  • Late registration: From 16 March, 2022, or onsite

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission happens also via the ConfTool. For further information please go to the "Abstract submission" side menu by clicking on this link.

Abstract submission deadline is: 8 November 2021

  • Notes for editors

    About Nottingham Trent University

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) was named University of the Year 2019 in the Guardian University Awards. The award was based on performance and improvement in the Guardian University Guide, retention of students from low-participation areas and attainment of BME students.

    NTU was also the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2017, and The Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2018. These awards recognise NTU for its high levels of student satisfaction, its quality of teaching, its engagement with employers, and its overall student experience.

    The university has been rated Gold in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest ranking available.

    It is one of the largest UK universities. With over 37,000 students and more than 4,000 staff located across four campuses, the University injects £1.6bn into the UK economy. It has been the largest recruiter of UK undergraduates in each of the last four years. With an international student population of more than 6,000 and an NTU community representing around 160 countries, the University prides itself on its global outlook.

    The university is passionate about creating opportunities and its extensive outreach programme is designed to enable NTU to be a vehicle for social mobility. NTU is among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds and was awarded University of the Year in the UK Social Mobility Awards 2019.

NTU to host 7th International Conference on Behavioural Addictions

Published on 20 October 2021
  • Subject area: Psychology, sociology, health and social care
  • Category: Research; School of Social Sciences

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