What a magnificent blend of cultural heritage and modernity I experienced at Incheon, Korea, where the 8th International Conference of Behavioral Addictions was held this year!

Learning and sharing knowledge with other professionals in this unique setting was an excellent opportunity. Although I missed some of my colleagues who could not attend this year, it was still great to connect with those who were there and catch up on their latest research and insights.

There were outstanding propositions for intervention in Gaming Disorder from Korea, Germany, and Sweden.


I was very proud that my PhD supervisor, Prof. Mark D. Griffiths, received the ISSBA’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Behavioral Addictions at the event for his contributions and commitment to the field of behavioral addictions! 

I presented my work on Game Transfer Phenomena on a sample of general gamers, another presentation on GTP and clinical cases with my colleague Alex Basche and finally a study on esports with my colleagues Åge Diseth and Barbara Wasson.