ICASA is involved in a number of different studies. In addition to working on these studies, members are presenting their activities all over the world. Articles in scientific journals are also being published.
There are several working groups within ICASA physical exercise
, the IASP study
, the CASP study
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of Geurt van de GlindThe first conference on ADHD and SUD in France
This conference took place on the 13th of September 2012 in Bordeaux, France.
For the presentations, go to the website of the Univerisity of Bordeaux
.The second Annual Meeting of the ICASA foundation
The second Annual Meeting of ICASA
took place on the 14th/15th of September 2012 in Bordeaux, France. The working group discussed the papers in process and possible subsequent papers. In addition, the future of the ICASA foundation in terms of structure and strategies were discussed.
South African Participation in ICASA
From 23rd – 26th November 2010 the Bergen Clinics Foundation organized a conference in Cape Town on theories of addiction treatment. Experts from both Norway and South Africa were present. On Friday the program covered two topics:
1) Trauma and it's relation with Substance Abuse in South Africa
2) ADHD and Substance Abuse
Professor Basil Pillay from the Durban University gave a very important lecture on the first topic.
On the second topic the ICASA Foundation presented on several issues related to ADHD and Substance Abuse.
The conference offered a good opportunity to explore possibilities for South African participation in ICASA. For this reason professor Basil Pillay was asked to co-organize an expert meeting on ADHD and Substance Abuse. He chaired the expert meeting, together with Arvid Skutle, member of the ICASA board.
In preparation for the meeting Arvid Skutle and Geurt van de Glind (director of ICASA) spent two days visiting professionals and addiction treatment centers in the Townships of Cape Town. You can read about their experiences on the blog