The Fourth European Association of Addiction Therapy

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The Fourth European Association of Addiction Therapy

The Fourth European Association of Addiction Therapy Conference
13 - 15 October 2008

Convitto della Calza
Florence, Italy

Chair: Professor Icro Maremmani (I)
Professor of Addiction Medicine, University of Pisa and Siena, Italy

Full programme now available
Many new sessions and speakers added
Click here to view the programme

Early booking discounts EXTENDED until Friday 1 August 2008
Click here to book your dicounted price

The European Association of Addiction Therapy (EAAT) was developed to create dynamic annual conferences covering all topics relating to addiction.

EAAT provides a focus for understanding the scientific medical and social bases of addiction and a discussion forum to further develop relevant therapies throughout Europe. EAAT also provides a central platform through which information can be disseminated across country and cultural boundaries.

EAAT 2007 was attended by over 400 people from nearly 30 countries

EAAT 2008 will be taking place in Florence, Italy and will give delegates an unrivalled opportunity to hear from some of the world's experts in addiction, network with colleagues and establish new working relationships all in the surroundings of one of Europe's most beautiful cities.


The conference programme contains plenary lectures as well as a choice of Interactive Seminars. Over the three days delegates will have the opportunity to hear from speakers from across the world.

Plenary lectures:

Targeting Treatments
Prisons and Substance Dependence
Buprenorphine/Naloxone - What's New?
Urine Sampling
Pharmacotherapy for Alcoholic Heroin Addicts
Personalised Treatment in Alcoholism
The Macro Environment for Change
Adolescents and the Media
Debate: Does a prodromal state exist for addiction?
Women, Children and Drug Abuse: Putting Families First
Crime and the Treatment of Addiction

Interactive Seminars:

Comorbid Addiction and Major Depression
ADHD and Addiction
Macro Aspects of Intervention
Non-Substance Abuse
Availability and Access to Treatment and Associated Problems
Pain and Chemical Dependency

Click here to view the programme in full detail.

Invited speakers

The following speakers are invited to speak at EAAT 2008:

H Alho (FI) M Farrell (UK) P P Pani (I)
M Auriacombe (F) G Fischer (AT) S Passik (US)
U Bailer (AT) R Gelb (US) L Patricio (P)
J Bell (AUS) G Gerra (UNODC) M Potenza (US)
B Brands (US) M Gossop (UK) M Shafer (US)
C Buchel (DE) C Grilo (US) W Sholtem (WHO)
G Buhringer (DE) Y Kaminer (US) L Somaini (I)
F Caputo (I) A Kastelic (SL) A Springer (AT)
P-J Carpentier (NL) R. Keller (DE) V Strasburger (US)
M Casas (ES) K Mann (DE) J Strang (UK)
S Comer (US) K A Mirza (UK) A Uchtenhagen (CH)
A Consoli (I) E Österberg (FI) A Uhl (AT)
R Dart (US) M Pacini (I) E Wedem (US)


Individuals and organisations are invited to submit posters for the
conference poster exhibition.

Submit an abstract for the opportunity to show your latest research
to an international audience.

Click here to find out more.


EAAT 2008 will be taking place at the Convitto della Calza, a former 15th Century monastery, which is located close to the Boboli Gardens and Pitti Palace.

The centre of Florence is a short walk from the Convitto della Calza and extended lunch breaks will give delegates time to explore Florence whilst attending the conference.

Early booking discounts

Early booking discounts have been extended until Friday 1 August 2008.

Book now to secure your place and to save on full price rates.

Discounted rates are offered to Psychologists, Community Care/Nursing/Support Staff as well as Students and Eastern European delegates.

Click here to book your place.

Further information

To find out more about this exciting conference please visit the EAAT website Alternatively please contact the EAAT Secretariat at eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%69%6e%66%6f%40%65%61%61%74%2e%6f%72%67%22%3e%69%6e%66%6f%40%65%61%61%74%2e%6f%72%67%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b'))

We look forward to welcoming you to Florence this autumn.

The EAAT Secretariat