We have been made aware that members of the IAB have been contacted by a person purporting to be the Program Director of ADDICTION 2020 from London, UK, and making reference to an International Conference on Addiction that will take place in Amsterdam on March 2020. Please note that any official communication regarding our ADDICTION 2020 Conference taking place in Villasimius, Cagliari, Italy on September 20-23, 2020 will come directly from one of the members of the Organizing Commitee or from our secretariat email address: secretariat@addiction2020.it

Regular Registration is now openRoom reservation at the Conference venue is now open

We are happy to share that SIF is sponsoring 10 fellowship to young SIF members to attend Addiction 2020

Important dates

March 30, 2019 - July 30, 2019 

September 30, 2019 - April 30, 2020 

September 30, 2019 - January 31, 2020 

February 1 - June 30, 2020 

July 1 - September 18, 2020

September 20 -23, 2020 

Call for Symposia

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Addiction 2020

Countdown to Addiction 2020

Plenary Lecturers

Pier Vincenzo Piazza
Pier Vincenzo Piazza CEO Aelis Farma, Bordeaux
Dangerous Liaisons: How a general theory of addiction subdues the development of new treatments
Harriet de Wit
Harriet de WitDepartment of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Chicago
Translational research in addiction: Psychopharmacological studies in humans
George Koob
George Koob Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Neurobiology of Addiction: The Gain in the Brain is in the Pain



Under the auspices of


Organizing Committee

Marco Diana
University of Sassari

Liana Fattore
CNR Institute of Neuroscience

Miriam Melis
University of Cagliari


Back to the future: novel psychoactive substances

Behavioral addictions

Behavioral and cognitive therapies in addiction

Imaging the addiction

Receptors and circuits in addiction



Neurotransmitters and plasticity

Non-invasive techniques in addiction

Pharmacogenomics in addiction

Risk factors in addiction

International Advisory Board

Isabelle Boileau (Toronto, Canada)
Antonello Bonci (Baltimore, USA)
Joseph Cheer (Baltimore, USA)
Cristiano Chiamulera (Verona, Italy)

Gaetano Di Chiara (Cagliari, Italy)
Barry Everitt (Cambridge, UK)
Walter Fratta (Cagliari, Italy)
Francois Georges (Bordeaux, France)
Gianluigi Gessa (Cagliari, Italy)

Yasmin Hurd (New York, USA)
Manuel Mameli (Lausanne, Switzerland)
Olivier Manzoni (Marseille, France)
Michela Marinelli (Austin, USA)
Diana Martinez (New York, USA)
Daniela Parolaro (Varese, Italy)
Rainer Spanagel (Mannheim, Germany)
Aviv Weinstein (Ariel, Israel)
Abraham Zangen (Beer-Sheva, Israel)

Local Organizing Committee

Cristina Cadoni (Cagliari, Italy)
Paola Castelli (Cagliari, Italy)
Giulia Costa (Cagliari, Italy)

Maria Antonietta De Luca (Cagliari, Italy)
Paola Fadda (Cagliari, Italy)
Marco Pistis (Cagliari, Italy)
Nicola Simola (Cagliari, Italy)

Organizing Secretariat

Monica Valentini
Neurosardinya Intl.