Shaping the Future - A Multisectorial Challenge

52nd International ICAA Conference on Dependencies
Estoril, Portugal - 11 to 16 October 2009

Good Bye from Estoril!

More than 300 participants from over 50 different countries and from all continents gathered in Estoril, Portugal, from 11 to 16 October 2009 at the 52nd International ICAA Conference on Dependencies, co-hosted by ICAA and the National Institute on Drugs and Drug Addiction (IDT).


The conference was organised under the overall theme "Shaping the Future - A Multisectorial Challenge" and particularly focussed on identifying future trends in addiction prevention, treatment and policy and how practitioners should respond to these. 

The programme included ten plenary sessions with keynote speakers of international renown addressing the conference's major themes. 

Six Skill Building Workshops - ranging from motivational interviewing to art therapy - provided a platform for animators providing training in specific areas of prevention and treatment of dependence. 

The traditional sessions of the ICAA Sections regrouped over eighty contributed papers and allowed preseenters and their audience in-depth exchange and dialogue.


Presentations made in plenary sessions and during meetings of ICAA Sections were collected and will shortly be available on the conference website.

Please contact the  Conference Office should you wish to get in contact with one of the speakers or participants.

Photo Gallery

Our local host partner has put together a photo gallery. Please visit the conference website and browse through images taken during the conference. 

See you at ICAA Cancún 2010

Castillo Pyramid

You enjoyed ICAA's conference in Portugal?

You missed this memorable event?

So why not join the ICAA family at its

53rd International ICAA Conference on Dependencies

in Cancún, Mexico, from 24 to 29 October 2010?

Check information available in English or Spanish and mark the dates in your calendar! See you in Mexcio next year!