19th ISAM Annual Conference
Addiction Medicine: New Frontier

26-29 October, 2017 Abu Dhabi,UAE

Program

Wednesday 25 October, 2017
Workshops will be held at the National Rehabilitation Centre Main Campus. Transportation will be provided from the conference venue and back
Registration 09:00 - 17:00 Workshop 1:
SBIRT for Primary Care
Doctors
Nael Hasan, UAE
Mansour Shawky, UAE
Workshop 2:
Drug Assays
Marilyn Huestis, USA
Abuelgasim Elrasheed, UAE
Workshop 3:
Matrix
Alyazia Al-Khaja, UAE
Mariam Al-Ateeqi, UAE
Workshop 4:
Family Therapy in
Addiction
Jenene Case Pease, USA
Workshop 5:
ISAM Fundamentals:Training
the Educators/Teachers in
Addiction Medicine
17:00 - 20:00 Opening Ceremony
 
Thursday 26 October, 2017
Registration Exhibition 08:30 - 09:00 Plenary Session 1 - Addiction in the Middle East: Status Update - Hamad Al Ghaferi, UAE
09:00 - 09:30 Mental Health Issues in the UAE - Rafia Ghubash, UAE
09:30 - 09:45 Coffee Break - Poster Session
09:45 - 11:45 Symposium 1:
Addiction Medicine
Across the Globe
Gregory Bunt, USA
Symposium 2:
Neuroscience-based Approaches to
Assessment, Prognosis, and Treatment
of Substance Use Disorders
Hamed Ekhtiari, USA
Symposium 3:
Tramadol Misuse and
Dependence in the Middle
East: New Knowledge
Richard A. Rawson, USA
Symposium 4:
Khat Use in Saudi Arabia
Between Co-Morbidity and
Economic Elasticity
Abdallah AlSharqi, KSA
Symposium 5:
Pharmacotherapy of
Addiction
Louise Haynes, USA
Meet the Expert:
Primary Healthcare Role
in Addiction
Robert Ali, Australia
Symposium:
Strengthening Addiction Medicine:
Opportunities in Southeast
Asia, South Africa and Vietnam
Kevin Mulvey, Ukraine
12:00 - 12:45 Plenary Session 2 - Modern, Effective Care for Substance Use Disorders: Findings from the 2016 US Surgeon General's Report - Thomas McLellan, USA
12:45 - 14:15 Lunch Break - Poster Session
14:15 - 16:15 Symposium 6:
Indivior Symposium:
Desired Outcomes of
treating Opioid Addicted
patients
Symposium 7:
Addiction Genetics
Habiba Alsafar, UAE
Symposium 8:
Neurocognitive Functions & Drug
Addiction Treatment: Targets,
Predictors and Interventions
Alex Baldacchino, UK
Symposium 9:
Harvard Mcclean Symposium:
Substance Use Disorders in
Women Across Cultures
Doaa Nader, UAE
Symposium 10:
Recent Research Findings on
Addiction Regional Challenges
and Pshycological Correlates
Mustafa al'Absi, USA
Meet the Expert:
Challenges for
Addiction Research in the
Middle East
Mustafa al'Absi, USA
Meet the Expert:
Scientific but Practical
Suggestions for More Effective
Addiction Policies and Practices
Thomas McLellan, USA
16:15 - 16:30 Coffee Break - Poster Session
16:30 - 17:30 Plenary Session 3 - Addiction New Frontiers - Ivan Montoya, USA
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Friday 27 October, 2017
Registration Exhibition 08:30 - 09:30 Plenary Session 4 - Global Trends and Challenges in Addiction Medicine: from Cannabis Regulations to the Workforce Development - Vladimir Poznyak, Switzerland
09:30 - 09:45 Coffee Break - Poster Session
09:45 - 11:45 Symposium 11:
Gilead Sponsored Symposium:
Towards an Integrated Approach:
Opioid Dependence Management
and HCV Care
Symposium 12:
Gambling Disorders &
Comorbidities:
Research Challenges
Symposium 13:
Spirituality
and Religion in
Addiction Recovery
Symposium 14:
Therapeutic Communities
Around the Globe
Greg Bunt, USA
Symposium 15:
Digital Addiction
Susumu Higuichi, Japan
Meet the Expert:
Interaction between Policies
and Practice in the
Addiction field
Vladimir Poznyak, Switzerland
Meet the Expert:
TBC
12:00 - 12:45 Plenary Session 5 - Brains, Hearts and Public Policy Toward Addiction - Keith Humphreys, USA
12:45 - 14:15 Lunch Break - Poster Session
14:15 - 16:15 Symposium 16:
Camurus: Innovation &
Opioid Dependence Care:
Current Practice,
Future Trends
Symposium 17:
Drug Courts and the Criminal
Justice System
Greg Bunt, USA
Symposium 18:
Education Training and
Capacity Building Across the
Professions and Workforce
Symposium 19:
Co-Morbidity,
Addiction and Women
Samir Abou El Magd, Egypt
Symposium 20:
Tobacco Addiction Research
in Women in the Middle East
and North Africa
Mustafa al'Absi, USA
Symposium 21:
Internet Gaming Disorder of
DSM-5 and Gaming Disorder
of Draft ICD-11
Susumu Higuchi, Japan
Meet the Expert:
Mandatory Sobriety
Programs for Criminal
Offenders
Keith Humphreys, USA
16:15 - 16:30 Coffee Break - Poster Session
16:30 - 17:30 Plenary Session 6 - PTSD Neurovirology and Treatment - Kathleen Brady, USA
 
Saturday 28 October, 2017
Registration Exhibition 08:30 - 09:30 Plenary Session 7 - TBC - John Strang, UK
09:30 - 09:45 Coffee Break - Poster Session
09:45 - 11:15 Symposium 22:
Marijuana, Addiction
Physicians and the Public
Jag Khalsa, USA
Symposium 23:
Prevention Schools,
Anas Fakhri, UAE
Symposium 24:
Medications
Hannu Alho, Finland
Symposium 25:
Pshyco Social Interventions
Mohamed Sayyed, UAE
Symposium 26: Studies from the GCC
Samya Al Mamari, UAE
Abstract Presenters Meet the Expert:
So you want to Publish
a Primer?
Nady El-Guebaly, USA
12:00 - 12:45 Plenary Session 8 - Behavioral Addictions: Scientific Update - Susumu Higuichi, Japan
12:45 - 14:15 Lunch Break - Poster Session
14:15 - 16:15 ISAM General
Assembly Meeting:
Symposium 27:
Recent Research Findings on
Tobacco Addiction: Regional
Patterns, Challenges & Consequences
Mustafa al'Absi, USA
Symposium 28:
Special Populations
Naseeba Alozaibi, UAE
Symposium 29:
Towards a Specific
Psychopathology of
Substance Use Disorders
Icro Maremman, Italy
Symposium 30:
Training in Addiction
Medicine
Cor de Jong, The Netherlands
Late Breaking
News
Meet the Expert:
12 Steps Programs and
Updates
Marc Galanter, USA
16:15 - 16:30 Coffee Break - Poster Session
16:30 - 17:30 Plenary Session 9 - Laboratory and Toxicology Update - Marilyn Huestis, USA
17:30 - 19:30 Public Forum
19:30 - 22:00 Gala Dinner
 
Sunday 29 October, 2017
Registration Exhibition 08:30 - 09:30 Plenary Session 10 - Neuroscience Update in Addiction - Martin Paulus, USA
09:30 - 09:45 Coffee Break
09:45 - 11:15 Symposium 31:
Drug Courts 2
Igor Koutsenok, USA
Symposium 32:
Principles and Impact of
Pharmacogenomics on
Clinical & Forensic Toxicology
Abuelgasim Elrasheed, UAE
Symposium 33:
Policy and Services
Ali Marzooqi, UAE
Symposium 34:
Prison Treatment
Symposium 35: Harm Reduction
and Recovery
Meet the Expert:
Pharmacoeconomic Perspective
on Detoxification and
Maintenance Treatment
Rok Hren, USA
12:00 - 12:45 Plenary Session 11 - Drug Use, Drug Control and Human Rights: Issues Raise at UNGASS an Satellite Meetings: How should ISAM respond - Norman Wetterau, UK
12:45 - 13:15 Closing Ceremony
End of the Meeting

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