Hooked on WiFi

Conference date: 10th. October 2018

Venue: Auditorium Bellvitge University Hospital. L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona

Chairs: Naomi A. Fineberg. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Trust and University of Hertfordshire, Welwyn Garden City, UK.

Joseph Zohar. Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel.


17:00 -17.15 Opening Ceremony

17.15- 18.00 Hooked on WiFi – my lived experience.
Speaker: Person with lived experience, with Susana Jiménez-Murcia as interviewer.
Discussant: Jose M Menchón

18:00-19:00: Can you be Addicted to the Internet? Neurobiological Models and Mechanisms
Speaker: Marc N. Potenza
Discussant: Matthias Brand

19:00-20:00: Treating Problematic Usage of the Internet- what might work?
Speaker: Jon Grant
Discussant: Eric Hollander


Masterclass: New Insights on Addiction Trends in Society

This Masterclass was streamed online on 29thMarch at the University of Hertfordshire as part of an activity of the Internet & Me COST funded project.

By looking at the recording of this event, you will learn more about the neurobiological mechanisms of behavioural addictions as well as the latest trends in Internet, Eating Disorders, Gambling and Exercise addictions.

Masterclass Programme

Introduction to the concept of behavioural addiction. 

Prof Naomi Fineberg, University of Hertfordshire, UK

Gambling Disorder in the UK: an overview of the illness and its treatment.

Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Imperial College London, UK

The Dark side of Appearance: the prevalence of Exercise Addiction in fitness clubs.

Dr Ornella Corazza, University of Hertfordshire, UK

Physiological and clinical aspects of Eating Disorders.

Dr Konstantinos Ioannidis, Cambridge University, UK

Internet Addiction and Hikikomori: a new psychopathological scenario.

Dr Giovanni Martinotti,“G. D’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy

COST Action CA16207 European Network for Problematic Internet Usage

Save the date: 22nd April 09:00 – 18:00

Meeting of Members

Venue: NH Koln Mediapark, Cologne, Germany

Joint Working Group meetings

Management Committee Meeting

Setting the work-plan agenda

Please join us, meet other members of the Action and share ideas.

50 places availale for Action Members

Allocated on a first come first served basis

Detailed programme coming soon

To register interest, please Email Natalie Hall: n.hall4@herts.ac.uk

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