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:
Introduction to Memoryfocused
Cognitive Therapy for
processes in recovery and
developing a novel memory
focused cognitive therapy
John Marsden, UK
Workshop 6:
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:
NIDA Training and
International Program
Steve Gust
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
Symposium 7:
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:
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:
Gambling Disorders &
Comorbidities:
Research Challenges
Symposium 12:
Infectious
Diseases and Addiction
Symposium 13:
Spirituality
and Religion in
Addiction Recovery
Symposium 14:
Therapeutic Communities
Around the Globe
Greg Bunt, USA
Symposium 15:
Tobacco Addiction Research
in Women in the Middle East
and North Africa
Mustafa al'Absi, USA
Meet the Expert:
Interaction between Policies
and Practice in the
Addiction field
Vladimir Poznyak, Switzerland
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
Symposium
Symposium 17:
Drug Courts and the Criminal
Justice System
Greg Bunt, USA
Symposium 18:
Training Symposium
Shamil Wanigaratne, UAE
Symposium 19:
Co-Morbidity,
Addiction and Women
Samir Abou El Magd, Egypt
Symposium 20:
Digital Addiction
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 - Addiction New Frontiers - Ivan Montoya, 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 21:
Marijuana, Addiction
Physicians and the Public
Greg Bunt, USA
Symposium 22:
Prevention Schools
Symposium 23:
Medications
Symposium 24:
CBT
Symposium 25: 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 26:
Recent Research Findings on
Tobacco Addiction: Regional
Patterns, Challenges & Consequences
Mustafa al'Absi, USA
Symposium 27:
Addiction as a Treatable
Bio-Psycho-Socia
Spiritual Disease
Greg Bunt, USA
Symposium 28:
Towards a Specific
Psychopathology of
Substance Use Disorders
Icro Maremman, Italy
Symposium 29:
Training in Addiction
Medicine
Cor de Jong, The Netherlands
Meet the Expert:
12 Steps Programs and
Updates
Marc Galanter, USA
16:15 - 16:30 Coffee Break - Poster Session
16:15 - 16:30 Plenary Session 9 - Laboratory and Toxicology Update - Marilyn Huestis, USA
16:30 - 17:30 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 30:
Drug Courts 2
Igor
Symposium 31:
Lab Essays
Symposium 32:
Policy and Services
Symposium 33:
Pharmacal Economics
Symposium 34: Meet the Expert:
News and Views from the
Middle East
12:00 - 12:45 Plenary Session 11 - TBC -
12:45 - 13:15 Closing Ceremony
End of the Meeting

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