Welcome to the Global Addiction Conference, the annual meeting for the Global Addiction Association. 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.
The Global Addiction Association is a knowledge-sharing facility for all those involved in the understanding and treatment of addiction. It offers the opportunity for all interested parties to link both on-line and at the conference. Traditionally the conference has been a clinical and research meeting. In Pisa at the 2013 Global Addiction and Europad Joint conference we introduced a third element with our Policy stream which enabled clinical, research and policy individuals to debate the ways in which society can improve its response to, and treatment of, addiction.
We develop relationships with other associations and societies on an ongoing basis. Please review our Associated Society page for societies of interest to you.
The next conferences are:
Rome, Italy (Theme - Addiction in Today's World) June 2014
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (Theme - Addressing the Global Variation in Problems Associated with Addiction) 24-26 October 2014.
Global Addiction and Europad Joint Conference 2013 - in summary
The Global Addiction and EUROPAD Joint conference took place between the 7th and 10th May 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. You will also be able to gain access to all the talks from the 2013 conference to view on your own computer.
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