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Welcome to Global Addiction, the electronic portal for educational services in the area of addiction medicine. Addiction represents one of the areas of medicine that is least understood, yet generates an enormous burden on society, the medical profession, carers and individual sufferers. Global Addiction is a knowledge-sharing facility for all those involved in the understanding and treatment of addiction. It offers the opportunity for all to link both on-line and at the biennial conference.
This year we are pleased to launch our new Policy Considerations stream on the website which will develop into a subsection geared more towards policy makers, influencers and initiators. This section will include topics of relevance more to the wider societal aspects of addiction. The open-access part of the website is geared towards Clinical Aspects of understanding and treating all addictions.
The On-line Portal
Membership is FREE, and with this you can access the following:
Find out more about becoming an associated society or organization here.
Find out more about becoming a member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee here.
The Global Addiction Conference
The Biennial Conference is where all of the knowledge shared on the portal can be discussed, reviewed and deliberated on, in person, with other experts in the field.
The Global Addiction Conference has grown out of the EAAT conferences; the last of which was in 2009. The December 2011 meeting in Lisbon brought speakers from across the globe and from the whole spectrum of topic areas pertinent to addiction.
The Joint Global Addiction and EUROPAD conference has just taken place and we are thrilled that it has achieved such success. Over 700 delegates from 52 countries attended and enjoyed a varied programme including considerable time for discussion and debate.
Consensus statements regarding several components of the conference programme are being prepared over the next year to state the Global Addiction Community's position regarding several issues facing the world of addiction at present. To have your say, join the Global Addiction Association as a member and also gain access to all the talks from last week to view at home on your computer.
The next conferences are Rome (Theme - Addiction in Today's World) which will take place at the end of June 2014, and Rio (Theme - Addressing the Global Variation in Problems Associated with Addiction) 24-26 October 2014. More details will follow. To become involved feel free to email Russ Pendleton. firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Addiction is a not-for-profit organisation. Any excess conference funds generated are donated to medical charities and are used to support travel and accommodation bursaries for under-privileged individuals to attend the biennial conference