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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
Workshop 2:
Drug Assays
Workshop 3:
Matrix
ISAM Training Day:
Addiction Course Sponsored
by ISAM Training and
Education Committee
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 - 10:00 Coffee Break - Poster Session
10:00 - 11:30 Symposium 1:
NIDA Sponsored
Symposium: Psycho
Pharmacology Update
Symposium 2: Symposium 3: Symposium 4: Meet the Expert 1 Meet the Expert 2
11:45 - 12:30 Plenary Session 2 - Modern, Effective Care for Substance Use Disorders: Findings from the 2016 US Surgeon General's Report - Thomas McLellan, USA
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break - Poster Session
14:30 - 16:00 Symposium 5:
Indivor Sponsored
Symposium
Symposium 6: Symposium 7: Symposium 8: Meet the Expert 3:
Scientific but Practical
Suggestions for More Effective
Addiction Policies and Practices
Thomas McLellan, USA
Meet the Expert 4:
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break - Poster Session
16:30 - 17:30 Plenary Session 3 - PTSD Neurovirology and Treatment - Kathleen Brady, USA
 
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 - 10:00 Coffee Break - Poster Session
10:00 - 11:30 Symposium 9:
Gambling Disorders &
Comorbidities:
Research Challenges
Symposium 10:
Infectious
Diseases and Addiction
Symposium 11:
Spirituality
and Religion in
Addiction Recovery
Symposium 12: Meet the Expert 5:
Interaction between Policies
and Practice in the
Addiction field
Vladimir Poznyak, Switzerland
Meet the Expert 6:
PTSD Update
Kathleen Brady, USA
11:45 - 12:30 Plenary Session 5 - Brains, Hearts and Public Policy Toward Addiction - Keith Humphreys, USA
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break - Poster Session
14:30 - 16:00 Symposium 13:
Symposium 14: Symposium 15: Symposium 16: Meet the Expert 7:
Mandatory Sobriety
Programs for Criminal
Offenders
Keith Humphreys, USA
Meet the Expert 8:
A Primer
Nady El-Guebaly, USA
16:00 - 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 - 10:00 Coffee Break - Poster Session
10:00 - 11:30 Symposium 17:
Disulfiram
Symposium 18:
ASAM Sponsored
Symposium
Symposium 19:
WHO Sponsored
Symposium
Symposium 20: Meet the Expert 9: Meet the Expert 10:
Medications for Addiction
Treatment
Ivan Montoya, USA
11:30 - 12:30 Plenary Session 8 - Behavioral Addictions: Scientific Update - Susumu Higuichi, Japan
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break - Poster Session
14:30 - 16:00 Symposium 21: Symposium 22: Symposium 23: Symposium 27: Meet the Expert 11: Meet the Expert 12:
12 Steps Programs and
Updates
Marc Galanter, USA
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break - Poster Session
16:30 - 17:30 Plenary Session 9 - Laboratory and Toxicology Update (TBC) - Marilyn Huestis, USA
19:30 - 22:00 Gala Dinner
 
Sunday 29 October, 2017
Registration Exhibition 08:30 - 09:30 Plenary Session 10 - TBC
09:30 - 10:00 Coffee Break
10:00 - 11:30 Symposium 25: Symposium 26: Symposium 27: Symposium 28: Public Forum Meet the Expert 13:
TBC
Susumu Higuichi,
Japan
Meet the Expert 14:
11:45 - 12:30 Plenary Session 11 - TBC -
12:30 - 13:00 Closing Ceremony
End of the Meeting