ICASA aims to contribute to a substantial decrease in the proportion of ADHD patients developing an addiction/substance use disorder (SUD) and to substantially improve the detection, diagnosis and treatment of patients having both ADHD and SUD.

Biography ICASA members

Cleo Crunelle, PhD

Cleo Crunelle is professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and University Hospital Brussels (UZ Brussel, dpt. of Psychiatry) with specific expertise in addiction, ADHD, neuroimaging and toxicology. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Free University of Brussels (Belgium) and completed her PhD (Medical Sciences) at the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands) on the development of new neurobiological strategies to treat patients with cocaine dependence. She is engaged in several clinical and preclinical projects, with a specific focus on the treatment of alcohol and substance use dependence and adult ADHD. In 2018, she obtained a second PhD (Pharmaceutical Sciences) with a focus on alcohol biomarkers. She thus far published over seventy articles in international and national peer-reviewed journals, and actively supervises Bachelor, Master and PhD students. Prof. Crunelle is a board member of the International Collaboration on ADHD and Substance Use Disorders (ICASA), and an active member of the Society of Hair Testing (SoHT), the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), and the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO). She is the co-founder and editor of the new Dutch peer-review journal ‘Tijdschrift verslaving & herstel’, started in 2020.

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