President’s Message

Dear Participants of the 3rd International Congress of Technology Addiction,

The Turkish Green Crescent Society struggles against dependence on substances such as tobacco, alcohol, and drug by engaging in preventive and rehabilitative public health works; and recently it has been expanding its scope to behavioural addictions such as technology and gambling. As it started to focus on behavioural addictions as well, the Turkish Green Crescent Society will take the host organization role in the 3rd International Congress of Technology Addiction, scheduled to be held in May 03-04, 2016 in İstanbul.

The Congresses of Technology Addiction, previously held in subsequent years of 2012 and 2013 in Turkey, had great contributions to raise awareness on the emerging problem of technology addiction. In the following years after the congresses, the scientific research also confirmed that the problems associated with technology addiction are drastically growing around the world. As a public health organization working on addiction related problems, we are very excited to organize the 3rd International Congress of Technology Addiction.

We sincerely believe that the 3rd International Congress of Technology Addiction will provide a unique opportunity to develop multiple strategies on technology addiction. We are honoured to invite all distinguished scientists, researchers, educators, and relevant institutions and organizations to the 3rd International Congress of Technology Addiction in May 03 – 04, 2016 in İstanbul.

Yours truly,
Prof. Mücahit Öztürk
President

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