Lisbon Addictions 2019 : The call for abstracts and registration are now open

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Lisbon Addictions 2019, the third European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies, is a multidisciplinary conference that provides a forum for networking across the addictions. Over 1 200 participants from 70 countries attended Lisbon Addictions 2017. The conference sold out several months before the event.

Following the renewed success of the conference initiative, the organisers have decided to launch Lisbon Addictions 2019 (#LxAddictions19), which will take place in the Lisbon Congress Centre from 23–25 October 2019. Once again, the event will be jointly organised by the Portuguese General Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies (SICAD), the journal Addiction, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) and the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE).

The call for abstracts and registration are now open.

Key dates

Deadline for abstract submission: 31.01.2019

Deadline for early-bird registration: 28.02.2019

Conference: 23–25.10.2019


EUR 400 until 28.02.2019
EUR 500 until 30.06.2019
EUR 600 from 01.07.2019Presenters of accepted abstracts will have two weeks from notice of acceptance to register for the conference, paying the early-bird fee (EUR 400).

Theme and areas

The overarching theme for 2019 is ‘The future of addictions: new frontiers for policy, practice and science’. The conference will therefore showcase cutting-edge research to help characterise, understand and respond to addiction and addictive behaviours.

Under the overarching theme, potential contributors are invited to submit abstracts for the following main areas:

  • Futures: identifying and meeting emerging needs; prediction, preparedness, innovations and new challenges;
  • Better practice: improving how we respond; supporting the development and implementation of more effective prevention, treatment, and harm reduction interventions;
  • Better science: aetiology, basic science, neuroscience and pre-clinical studies;
  • Better methods: epidemiology, monitoring estimates and models;
  • Better society: overcoming barriers, effective policies, regulations and laws; culture and context.
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