Information about presentations

Type of presentation

Parallel session of oral presentations

Three to four oral presentations per each 90 minute session; the length of each presentation is 15 minutes (for sessions with 4 speakers) or 20 minutes (for sessions with 3 speakers).

Presentations will be linked without breaks and the final half hour is dedicated to questions and discussion.

Posters presentations

All posters will be briefly orally presented.

There are two options available:

  • Brief oral presentation (3 minutes max., and 5 Powerpoint slides max.) without hanging poster.

  • Brief oral presentation (3 minutes max., and 5 Powerpoint slides max.) + hanging poster.

Audio-video or online material

On request there will be the possibility to project prevention or training material for the duration of the congress.

For an additional cost, it will be possible to have a stand with computer access in order to present online material.

Working languages

French, German, Italian, English.

Plenary conferences and round table discussions will benefit from simultaneous translation in French, English and German.

Open list of themes

  • Public health approach and harm reduction
  • Social costs
  • Comparative law and frameworks for prevention
  • Ethnology and social anthropology
  • Responsible gambling and moderators
  • Addictiveness and regulatory processes
  • Selective prevention programmes
  • Youth protection
  • Community health
  • Specialised therapies and structures
  • Health at work
  • Relatives and significant others
  • Ongoing training
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Neurobiology of addictive behaviours
  • Video games and other behavioural addictions

Editorial guidelines

Abstracts should not be longer than 2000 characters (ca. 250 words) and should not include tables, figures or references.

Abstracts of empirical work should be presented in the following format: Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusions.

Abstracts of non-empirical work should be presented in the following format: Background, Main issue, and Conclusions.

Authors are responsible for the content and the accuracy of their abstracts.


To submit your abstract, please use the online form

Deadline for the submission: March 15th, 2018

It is possible to submit several abstracts.

The Selection Committee will give you a formal answer by the end of March, 2018.