Who: the Institute of Digital Media and Child Development “Children and Screens

Where: Online

Date: 2024 August 31st (Thursday)

Time: 11:30 am Eastern Time (ET) / 16:30 GMT +1 Time

Digital addiction and problematic use of the internet is a subject of utmost importance in today’s interconnected world. We need to shed light on the challenges posed by excessive internet usage and provide actionable strategies for parents and families to address these concerns effectively.

There is a unique opportunity to join a highly informative webinar on organized by the Institute of Digital Media and Child Development “Children and Screens”. 

This institute has been running a very successful, Webby-nominated, webinar series called “Ask the Experts” since 2020. With over 60 webinars conducted, this series has provided support to parents and families across the United States and in more than 30 countries. These webinars are known for their blend of scientific knowledge, practical advice, and innovative ideas.

The Webinar will be moderated by Marc Potenza, a board-certified psychiatrist with sub-specialty training in addiction psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry, Child Study and Neurobiology at the Yale University School of Medicine, USA. Prof. Naomi A. Fineberg, Chairman of the Horizon BootStRaP Project, a new pioneering Europe-wide study to address and reduce the risks of harmful internet use among teenagers, will join the discussion. 

We will share more insights regarding the BootStRaP Project in the nearest future. 

The panelists of the webinar will be delving into digital addictions and problematic use of the internet. The topics covered will include:

  • Understanding the concept of digital addiction and its various forms, such as smartphone addiction, gaming addiction, and social network use disorder, etc., 
  • prevalence and risk factors for youth, 
  • interventions and treatments, prevention strategies, and 
  • recommendations for families and youth who may be dealing with these challenges.

Save the date in your calendar and feel free to share the information with anyone interested. 

Pompidou Group 2023 Executive Training Module I: Substance use addictions and online practices

Where: Florence, Italy

Date: 6-8 March 2023

Speakers from Net&Me Action:

Problematic use of the internet and related addictions, Dr. JULIUS BURKAUSKAS and Prof. Dr. NAOMI A. FINEBERG

Pompidou Group 2022 Executive Training Module II: Substance use addictions and online practices

Where: Wroclaw, Poland

Date: 4-7 Oct 2022

Speakers from Net&Me Action:

Policy responses to problematic internet use. Prof. Dr. ZSOLT DEMETROVICS

Preventing problematic internet use during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. JULIUS BURKAUSKAS and Prof. Dr. NAOMI A. FINEBERG

International conference  

Where: Lithuanian Parliament and online

Date: 30 Sep 2022

Speakers from Net&Me Action:

Keynote lecture. Global paralysis – modern behavioral addictions. Prof. Dr. MARC N. POTENZA

Plenary lecture. Why it is important to investigate motivation in behaviral addictions? Prof. Dr. ZSOLT DEMETROVICS

Lecture. Problematic use of the internet: invisible elephant in the room, Dr. JULIUS BURKAUSKAS and Prof. Dr. NAOMI A. FINEBERG

Citizen consultations

In July 2022, members of the COST research team consulted with 37 young people in the UK, Portugal and Germany.

We met with them in person and also remotely, depending on what was convenient for the young people.

In all three countries we asked the same questions about their views and experiences of using the internet (and the experiences of their family and friends).  We also talked to them about our plans for the BOOTSTRAP research project, asking them their views about how we were planning to design the research to see what they thought of our plans and how they could be improved.

“Citizens Science for Psychological Wellbeing”. A 3 week residential training program.

“The main goal of this training course is to prepare interdisciplinary teams to develop solutions that are co-defined and co-designed with the involvement of patients and professionals”

Where: University of Porto, Portugal  

Date: September – November 2022

State of the Art in Problematic Usage of the Internet: Disorders, Models, Mechanisms, Interventions and Human Digital Rights.

Where: online via zoom and in person UK

Date: 30th – 31st March 2022

Venue: The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole street London, UK

“Minds on Media: The Associations between Screen Engagement and Children’s Developing Brains,” “Ask the Experts” webinar.

What difficulties do our children face in terms of their attention spans, creativity, memories and ability to think deeply as they consume more and more media? How are their brains being rewired? What are our kids learning from online activities rather than from parents, teachers, or friends, and vice-versa? How can we use screens responsibly in order to have a positive impact on their cognitive abilities both at home and in the classroom?

Where: Online 

Date: 3rd November 2021

International Training school on Problematic Usage of the Internet in a changing society

Where: Online

Date: 6th – 8th October 2021

Venue: Vila Gale Opera Lisbon, Portugal

EU-PUI CA 16207
Naomi Fineberg and Natalie Hall
7th Meeting (end of 4th grant period)

Where: Lisbon, Portugsl / Online

Date: Oct 8 2021

Problematic Use of the Internet

Raising the Public Voice International Festival of Science and Arts

April 28, 9:00-17:30h UK time (BST)

EU COST Action of the European network for the problematic usage of the internet

Webinar: Promoting the study of the PROBLEMATIC USE OF INTERNET among early career researchers

Where: Online

Date: Friday 9th April 2021

Time: 14:00-17.20 (CET)


Public meetingProblematic Internet Use in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic

Where: Online

Date: 22nd Oct 2020

Time: 17:00 – 19:30 (CET)

 Please join our public meeting. Guest talks and top tips from a panel of international expert.

 International training school on Problematic Internet Use

Where? Online

When? 21st Oct -23rd Oct 2020


20th WPA World Congress of Psychiatry

Where? Bangkok, Thailand on

When? 14-17 October 2020




Naomi A. Fineberg, United Kingdom

Joseph Zohar, Israel


Dan Stein, South Africa – Gaming Disorder – The New Kid in The Block

Konstantinos ioannidis, United Kingdom – PUI The Hidden Epidemic

Lior Carmi, Israel – Harnessing Technology to Diagnose and Treat Behavioral Addictions

The Digital Services Act Week

Where? Online

When? 30 June – 3 July 2020

Type of event? Forum Europe will record all of the interventions, discussions, and keynote speeches. After the series has finished, registered delegates will receive a final summary report of the proceedings and highlights of sessions will be available to watch online after the event.

Who? Members from European Parliament and European Commission as well as largest technology companies.

Safe and Effective Internet Use in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic: Guidance from COST Action 16207 European Network for Problematic Usage of the internet (times are CET)

Type of event? Webinar

15:00-15:05 Welcome, COST Academy

15:05-15:15 Internet use in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic: problematic engagement and therapeutic potential, Marc N. Potenza, MD, PhD (Yale University School of Medicine)

15:15-15:25 Fitness & lifestyles during the Covid-19 pandemic, Ornella Corazza, PhD (University of Hertfordshire)

15:25-15:35 COVID-19, Quarantine and Information Communication Technologies: recommendations and hints for a safe use, Giovanni Martinotti, MD, PhD (Università degli Studi Gabriele d’Annunzio)

15:35-16:00 Q&A panel, Prof. Naomi Fineberg (University of Hertfordshire), Prof. Edna Gruenblatt (University of Zurich), Dr. Susana Jimenez-Murcia (Bellvitge University Hospital), and Dr. Biljana Gjoneska  (Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts)

14th European Congress on Heroin Addiction & Related Clinical Problems


When:  12.20 am, 29 May

Where: World Trade Center Grenoble, France

Who: Liljana Ignjatova (North Macedonia), Katerina Flora (Cyprus/Greece), Icro Maremmani (Italy).

Dear attendees,

We have been receiving regular communications from COST about the Coronavirus outbreak, which is relevant in relation to our forthcoming meetings in Budapest.

The Training School and Public Event are going ahead and we are monitoring the situation carefully.

If there is any change we will let you know immediately. Please check regularly the information and advice given on your respective national Ministries’ websites, in case your own personal travel status is affected by the outbreak.

If you have any concerns, you should immediately contact our administrator Natalie (

The Digital Drug: Will “Internet Addiction” be our Next “Crisis”?

Cancellation due to COVID-19

International Training School and Conference on Problematic Usage of the Internet (PUI)

Free lectures, workshops, and tutorials

Cancellation due to COVID-19

Gaming and the brain

Type of event? A NeuroEthics panel discussion

When:  6.45 pm, Tuesday 4th February

Where: The Divinity School, St John’s College, Cambridge, UK

Who: Professor Paul Fletcher, Tameem Antoniade, Emma Reay, Dr Konstantinos Ioannidis, Dr Christelle Langley, Chaired by Alice White.

Problematic Use of the Internet

Type of event? WORKSHOP

When:  December 6, 2019

Where: Villa Arrigo, Naxxar Malta

What: The agenda of the Workshop included the following activities: Determine what is Problematic use of the interne;

Familiarise participants with situations they may encounter in class where their students misuse or abuse internet and technology;

Identify skills, strategies and attitudes needed to deal with these situations;

Discuss Digital Citizenship Education as a solution.

Determine which CPD initiatives in DCE are relevant to Educators.

Who: Dr Philip Bonanno

Annual Congress of the Swiss Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (SGKJPP) “Today’s and Tomorrow’s Challenges in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry” / Swiss Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (SGKJPP)

Walitza, Susanne; Kaess, „Internet-Based Disorders: Current Status and Future Perspectives. Presentation, planned Symposia on PUI

When: 28.08.2020

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Workshop on the “Problematic Usage of Internet: From assessment to intervention”



At Lisbon Addictions 2019, Lisbon Congress Centre


Thursday, 24 October 2019 from 15:00 to 16:30


Lisbon Addictions 2019 is the largest multidisciplinary conference that provides a forum for networking across the addictions. A team of researchers of the “Internet and me” COST-funded project ( will be sharing the latest evidence on Problematic Use of the Internet (PUI) and its impact on the health and wellbeing of European citizens. Presentations will cover classifications, phenomenology, assessments, aetiology and neurocognitive aspects of a variety of behavioural addictions. The discussion will be enriched by the presentation of a number of case studies.


Chair: Ornella Corazza, Department of Clinical and Pharmaceutical Science, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom


  • Zsolt Demetrovics, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
  • Artemisa Rocha Dores, Laboratory of Neuropsychophysiology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
  • Giuseppe Bersani, Department of Medico-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Konstantinos Ioannidis, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge University, United Kingdom
  • Pierluigi Simonato, Dual Dignosis Clinic “Parco dei Tigli”, Italy

Contact person for further information: Dr Ornella Corazza


3rd IPKJ Psychotherapy Symposium „Life/Live Online – Risks and Opportunities from the Viewpoint of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy” / Institute of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy of the University Hospitals Basel, Bern and Zurich (IPKJ)

Kaess, Michael. Cybermobbing. Presentation; Poespodihardjo, Renato. nternet Addiction in Young People: A Challenge to the Therapeutic Relationship. Presentation; Bauer, Stephanie. I nternet-Based Interventions. Presentation; Franscini, Maurizia. Treatment Approach ROBIN: Standardized Manual and Smartphone App for Adolescents at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis. Presentation.  (Chairs: S.Walitza, M.Kaess, K, Schmeck).

When: 19.09.2019

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

COST Action CA16207 European Network for Problematic Internet Usage – MC Meeting

Save the date: 12th September 2019 – 14:00 – 17:00

Location: Scandic Sluseholmen, Molestien 11, DK-2450 København SV, Copenhagen, Denmark

BeFa 2019 – 6th National Conference on ADHD for Those Affected and Experts “ADHD – (No Longer) an Issue?” / ADHD Organization elpos Switzerland & Swiss Society for ADHD (SGF ADHS)

Walitza, Susanne. ADHD and Pathological Internet Use. Presentation/Talk

When: 22.06.2019

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

7th World Conference on ADHD: From Child to Adult Disorder / World Federation of ADHD

Walitza, Susanne. Treatment of ADHD associated with pathological internet use. Presentation/Talk

Walitza, Susanne; Chamberlain, Samuel. Hot Topic Symposium “ADHD and problematic internet use”. Chairs & Speakers

When: 25.04.2019 – 28.04.2019

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

COST Action CA16207 European Network for Problematic Internet Usage – MC Meeting

Save the date: 10th April 2019 – 14:00 – 17:00

Location: Warsaw, Poland

International Training School and Conference on Problematic Usage of the Internet (PUI)

Training school dates: 14 – 16th January 2019

Venue: Clare College, Cambridge, UK

Chairs: Naomi A. Fineberg (

Local Organizing Committee: Sam Chamberlain (

Administrator: Natalie Hall (

The Interactive Sessions will be available to view live online


Monday 14th January 2019 Day 1:

9.00am-9.15am: Opening and meeting, welcome and update on COST Action
Speaker: Professor Naomi Fineberg and Professor J Zohar

9.15am-9.30am: Practicalities: Format of the conference and information about Cambridge
Speaker: Dr Sam Chamberlain

9.30am-11.30am: Interactive Training session 1:

Discussant: Professor M Brand

9.30am-10.00am:Introduction to PUI

Speaker: Professor Naomi Fineberg and Professor J Zohar

10.00am-10.30am: Classification of PUI; controversies and consensus

Speaker: Professor Dan Stein

10.30am-11.00am: Assessment of gaming disorder and PUI – what are the best scales?

Speaker: Professor Zsolt Demetrovics and Dr Orsolya Király

11.00am-11.30am: PUI and substances: a controversial correlation

Speaker: Dr Giovanni Martinotti

11.30am-12.00pm: Coffee break

12.00pm-1.00pm: Special Guest Plenary: Risk and Resilience in adolescent mental health

Speaker: Dr Anne-Laura van Harmelen, University of Cambridge


Tuesday 15th January 2019 Day 2

9.30am-11.30am: Interactive Training session 2: 

Discussant: Professor Naomi Fineberg

9.30am-10.00am: Genetics of behavioural addiction, of relevance to PUI

Speaker: Professor Edna Grünblatt

10.00am-10.30am: Psychological and neurobiological mechanisms of PUI: an update

Speaker: Professor Matthias Brand

10.30am-11.00am: Cognitive mechanisms and PUI

Speaker:Dr Konstantios Ioannidis

11.00am-11.30am: PUI in childhood populations

Speaker: Professor Stefano Pallanti (via videolink)

11.30am-12.00pm: Coffee break

12.00pm-1.00pm: Special Guest Plenary: Innovative Statistical Approaches for Characterising Mental Disorders: Machine LEarning

Speaker:Dr Mattias Treder, Cardiff University


Wednesday 16th January 2019 Day 3

9.30am-11.30am: Interactive Training session 3:

Discussant: Dr Sam Chamberlain

9.30am-10.00am: PUI and ASD

Speaker: Professor Eric Hollander

10.00am-10.30am: Treatments for gambling disorder and related conditions: possible implications for PUI

Speaker: Professor Jon Grant

10.30am-11.00am: Treatments for obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders

Speaker:Professor Michael van Ameringen

11.00am-11.30am: Compulsive problems and disorders in children and adolescents

Speaker: Professor Dan Geller

11.30am-12.00pm: Coffee break

12.00pm-1.00pm: Special Guest Plenary: Inflammation and Depression

Speaker: Dr Golam Khandaker, University of Cambridge

COST Action CA16207 European Network for Problematic Internet Usage – MC Meeting

Save the date: 11th October 2018 – 14:00 – 17:00

Location: Campus Cièncias de la Salut de Bellvitge (Bellvitge Health Sciences Campus) Feixa Llarga st. 08907 Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

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:


Prominent Dissemination by COST Member S. Pallanti about  PUI and the “New frontier of health in the age of Surveillance Capitalism”, at the presence of the Minister of Health, Onorevole  F. Speranza (1st picture),  at the Forum Risk Meeting.

Date of Conference: 26/11/2019

Place of Conference: Florence, Italy

London ADHD Forum, a symposium “Cognition in ADHD and problematic internet use: towards latent phenotypes” by COST Member Sam Chamberlain.

Date of Conference: 25/11/2019

Place of Conference: The British Academy, London

23rd Congress of the World Association of Social Psychiatry

Date of Conference: 25-28/10/2019

Place of Conference: Bucharest, Romania

Lisbon Addiction 2019 – Third European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dipendence

Date of Conference: 23-25/10/2019

Place of Conference: Lisbon Congress Centre

9th South Eastern European and Adriatic Addiction Treatment Conference.

Liljana Ignjatova: “Problematic use of Internet”

Date of Conference: 10-12/10/2019

Place of Conference: Thessaloniki, Greece

‘Drug Prevention Approaches that Make a Difference’ International capacity building seminar organized by the Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe jointly with the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Iceland Directorate of Health. Liljana Ignjatova: “The need for effective ways and means to prevent problematic use of the Internet among youngsters”

Date of Conference: 25-26/09/2019

Place of Conference: Reykjavik, Iceland

19th WPA World Congress of Psychiatry

1 Scientific Session: Behavioural addiction: A research  and clinical update. Chairs:  Samuel Chamberlain, UK; Jon Grant, USA. Speakers: Jon Grant, USA; Astrid Müller, Germany; Naomi Fineberg, United Kingdom; Samuel Chamberlain, United Kingdom.

2 State of the Art Symposium 04: Update  on obsessive compulsive and related  disorders  Chairs: Naomi Fineberg, UK. Speakers: Dan Stein, South Africa; Bernardo M. DellOsso, Italy; Joseph Zohar, Israel; Naomi Fineberg, UK.

3 Scientific Session: Current and novel  treatment of obsessive‐compulsive disorder Chairs: Donatella Marazziti, Italy; Vlasios  Brakoulias, Australia. Speakers: Vlasios Brakoulias, Australia; Federico Mucci, Italy; Bernardo Dell’Osso, Italy; Donatella Marazziti, Italy.

Date of Conference: 21-24/08/2019

Place of Conference: Lisbon, Portugal

Indian Association for Biological Psychiatry (ANCIABP), 15 th International Congress –  Plenary Lecture; Advancing the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders: A Translational Approach by COST Member  Naomi Fineberg

Date of Conference: 20-21/09/2019

Place of Conference: Agra, India

ECNP-OCRN-ICOCS 15th Annual Scientific Meeting –  OCD in the Digital Era – From Theoretical Mechanism to Practical Intervention (Potenza MN, Carmi L, Zohar J, Dell’Osso B, Van Amerigen M, Hollander E)

Date of Conference: 11/09/2019

Place of Conference: Copenhagen, Denmark

32nd ECNP Congress –  Debate S12. Screen time, problematic use of internet and e-addictions: science or fiction? (Carmi, Demetrovics, DellOsso, Fineberg, Potenza)

Date of Conference: 07-10/09/2019

Place of Conference: Copenhagen, Denmark

7th Biennial Cambridge International Conference on Mental Health.

In Symposium 1 “Obsessive Compulsive Disorders,  Oral presentation “Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment for OCD and Related Disorders” by COST Member Naomi Fineberg

Date of Conference: 05-06/09/2019

Place of Conference: Clare College, Cambridge.

18th International Forum on Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Poster presentation “Cyberchondria as an emerging trans-diagnostic digital compulsive syndrome: An updated systematic review and clinical case report”.  Price winning poster!

Date of Conference: 04-06/07/2019

Place of Conference: Vienna, Austria

Our Net&Me COST Action Ca16207 team visits Yokohama, Japan to attend 6th International Conference on Behavioral Addictions. Important topics were covered including exercise addiction by Dr. Ornella Corazza, excessive work by Dr. Zsolt Demetrovics, other specified disorders due to addictive behaviors by Dr. Matthias Brandt and Dr. Mark Potenza. Darryl Kenneth Mead presented his view on how do the nine “key research priorities to advance the understanding of PUI” set out by the world’s leading behavioral addiction researchers in the Manifesto for a European research network into Problematic Usage of the Internet align with the diverse needs of the different professional and consumer communities affected by problematic use of pornography.

Date of Conference: 17/06/2019

Place of Conference: Yokohama, Japan

COST Info day in Lithuania. Dr. Julius Burkauskas presents Net&Me COST Action Ca16207

Date of Conference: 09/06/2019

Place of Conference: Vilnius, Lithuania

Lithuanian Psychology Congress. Special symposium dedicated to PUI. Vilnius, Lithuania

Date of Conference: 24/05/2019 – 25/05/2019

Place of Conference: Vilnius, Lithuania

Serbian Psychological Society 67 th Congress of Psychologists of Serbia “Psychology in new age: Challenges of (re)humanization”.

Date of Conference: 22/05/2019 – 25/05/2019

Place of Conference: Zlatibor, Serbia

LMS Research Conference. COST Member Naomi Fineberg  in a Plenary Lecture: “Just Can’t Stop Myself”- Advancing The Understanding Of Obsession And Compulsion.

Date of Conference: 16/04/2019

Place of Conference: University of Hertfordshire, UK

27th European Congress of Psychiatry, organised by the EPA in Warsaw, Poland. Proposal to introduce COST Action and PUI was accepted and will be part of the Scientific Programme of the EPA 2019 Warsaw Congress.

Date of Conference: 09/04/2019

Place of Conference: Warsaw, Poland

Importance of Research into PUI for the European Commission Health Directorate:

Fineberg NA, Demetrovics Z. Advancing Research Into Problematic Use Of The Internet – Toward Horizon Europe.

Date of Conference: 25/03/2019

Place of Conference: European Commission, Brussels

COST member Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones gives a speech in UK Parliament on Online Gaming Disorder

Date: 27/02/2019

Place of Conference:  Portcullis House, Westminster, London,  UK

ECNP Workshop for Early Career Scientists in Europe

Date of Conference: 07-10/03/2019

Place of Conference: Nice, France

Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Neuroscience Institute XVIII Annual Conference “Trends in Neurosciences: Assessment and Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions” symposium: “Emerging Behavioral Addictions”

Date of Conference: 05/03/2019

Place of Conference: Palanga, Lithuanian

PUI Cost Action presented to students at University Mediterranean (Faculty of Visual Arts). Students learned about the Action goals and the methods how they can contribute to the Action. Prof. Marko Gošović and Doc. Dr Anđela Jakšić Stojanović

Date of Conference: 03/03/2019

Place of Conference: University Mediterranean, Montenegro

The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity Conference

Date of Conference: 26/01/2019

Place of Conference: London, UK

Seminar on “Prevention from psychoactive substances and behavioral addictions”. Trainer  Prof. Liljana Ignjatova, Head of the Center for Prevention and Treatment of Drug Dependence, Medical Faculty, MK PUI related program “Problematic usage of internet” – theoretical lecture; “Prevention” – theoretical lecture

Date of Conference: 12/12/2018 – 13/12/2018

Place of Conference: Mavrovo, North Macedonia

Public panel entitled “Social networks: the good, the bad and the ugly” was held at the University of Novi Sad (second largest university in Serbia). The panel was intended for students of psychological, medical and health care sciences, but also everybody else interested in social networking behaviour and the Internet in general.

Date of Conference: 12/12/2018

Place of Conference: Serbia

Society for the Study of Addiction conference in Newcastle. Poster presentation “Time to Prescribe Logging Off? Advancing Understanding of Problematic Use of the Internet”

Date of Conference: 08/11/2018

Place of Conference: Newcastle, UK

6th Macedonian Psychiatric Congress and International Meeting –  Gjoneska B., Markovikj M., Kiteva-Trencevska G., Pop-Jordanova N., Ignjatova: “Advanced Understanding on the Problematic Usage of Internet through Multidisciplinary Analysis of Existing Scientific Evidence”

Date of Conference: 30/10/2018 – 05/11/2018

Place of Conference: North Macedonia

International College of Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders (ICOCS) 14th Annual Scientific Meeting

Date of Conference: 10/10/2018

Place of Conference: Barcelona, Spain

Third National Public Health Conference (Lithuania). Poster presentation introducing COST Action

Date of Conference: 9/10/2018

Place of Conference: Kaunas, Lithuania

“HOOKED: When Want Becomes Need!”, a free exhibition and event programme exploring Addiction and Recovery.

In this event we will also introduce the COST Action

Dates: 21 September 2018 – 6 January 2019

Science Gallery London

2nd Digital Media and Developmental Minds National Congress, COST Member H. Rumpf and M. Brand  partecipated in a symposium session talking about COST Action activities (see link button below)

Date of Conference: 10-15/10/2018

Place of Conference: Long Island, New York, USA

31st ECNP Congress Lior Carmi partecipated in the session:  INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION – How can both patients and research benefit from digital technology?

Date of Conference: 06-09/10/2018

Place of Conference: Barcelona, Spain

The COST action and relevant research on the topic, were presented to general public and clinicians during a special session organized at Psykiatric Museum in Nykoebing Sj. , Denmark

Date of Conference: 22/08/2018

Place of Conference: Denmark

Royal College Of Psychiatrists International Congress. Dr Naomi Fineberg partecipated with the oral presentation “Problematic Usage Of The Internet – A Wake Up Call For Clinicians” (Programme p.32)

Date of Conference: 24-27/06/2018

Place of Conference: Birmingham, UK.

The Internaltion Collage of Neuropsychopharmacology – CINP 2018 World Congress.

Symposium 14: Translational neuroscience of obsessive-compulsive disorders.  Speakers 4: Dr Naomi Fineberg. Title:  Pharmacotherapy of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Translational Approach (Programme p.26)

Symposium 18: Behavioural addiction: a research and clinical update
Chair: Sam Chamberlain, UK. (Programme p.32)

Speaker 1: Naomi Fineberg, UK. Title: Introduction to the concept of behavioural addiction: how did we get here?

Speaker 2: Jon Grant, USA. Title: Neurobiology and treatment of gambling disorder and compulsive sexual disorder.

Speaker 3: Samuel Chamberlain, UK. Title: Hair-pulling and excoriation disorders: obsessive-compulsive, impulsive, or addictive?

Date of Conference: 16-19/06/2018

Place of Conference: Vienna, Austria.

5th International Conference on Behavioural Addiction (ICBA). The conference is organized by COST members Astrid Müller, Matthias Brand and Zsolt Demetrovics.

COST Member Chairs: Naomi A Fineberg, Marc Potenza, Jon Grant.

COST Speaker 1: Joël Billieux. Title: Conceptualizing behavioral addictions without pathologizing common behaviors.

COST Speaker 2: Hans-Jürgen Rumpf. Title: Behavioral addictions: Needs and goals for the future

Date of Conference: 23-25/04/2018

Place of Conference: Cologne, Germany.