The Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference is pleased to announce Dr Vladan Starcevic, MD, PhD, FRANZCP, Associate Professor Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School – Nepean, University of Sydney and Department of Psychiatry Nepean Hospital as a Keynote Speaker at this important event.
The conference will address the treatment and recovery of alcohol, other drugs and behavioural addictions and is hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association (ANZMH).
Presentation Title: Problematic online gaming – Is it an addiction?
Presentation Outline: The presentation will discuss the conceptualisation, assessment and management approaches to excessive online gaming. The emphasis will be on different patterns of excessive online gaming and their conceptual and practical implications.
Vladan Starcevic, MD, PhD, FRANZCP, has had medical education, psychiatric training and clinical, teaching and research experience and career in the former Yugoslavia, United States and Australia. He is currently Associate Professor at the Sydney Medical School of the University of Sydney and Consultant Psychiatrist and Head of the Academic Department of Psychiatry at Nepean Hospital in the western suburbs of Sydney. His main professional and research interests include anxiety, mood and somatoform disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, problem video game and Internet use, mixed emotional states, combined pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy and psychiatric classifications.
Prof Starcevic has authored or co-authored over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journal and book chapters. He has also co-edited two books on hypochondriasis and health anxiety and is the author or co-editor of five other books on various aspects of anxiety disorders. The latest book he has co-edited is entitled Mental Health in the Digital Age: Grave Dangers, Great Promise and is published by the Oxford University Press, New York.
For further information please visit the conference website www.addictionaustralia.org.au.