HYBRID EVENT: You can participate in person at Orlando, Florida, USA or Virtually from your home or work.

3rd Edition of Global Conference on

Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health and Psychiatry

October 24-26, 2022 | Orlando, Florida, USA

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Welcome Message for Addiction Conference 2022

Global Conference on Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health And Psychiatry October 24-26, 2022 | Orlando, Florida, USA

We do believe that meetings with presentations of research results of participants and especially discussions about them will provide space not only to maintain current knowledge about addictions and their treatments but also other related disciplines, whose knowledge can contribute to broader solutions to addictology. In this way, it will probably be also important to support progress and discuss cooperation with disciplines that can be used to address addictology issues such as radiology, nuclear medicine, nuclear, radiobiology, medical physics, and their practical advances.

I am looking forward to following the signs of progress presented during the GAB 2022.

Yours Sincerely
Alexandra Eva Sulcova St. Anne’s University Hospital Czech Republic

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Global Conference on Addiction Medicine and Behavioral Health, August 22-24, 2019 | London, UK

Dear congress visitors, it is a pleasure to extend to you words of welcome to this conference. In the last three decades Addiction Medicine has evolved from a few physicians who used methadone to treat opioids use disorder and offered disulfiram to the victims of alcoholism to a discipline that has a expanding pharmacopeia. We now have medication that can support the recovery of those who struggle with opioids, alcohol and tobacco. We now have a better understanding of those factors that contribute to addiction and in many cases have the skills to mitigate those factors. The practitioners of this subspecialty have become increasingly aware that there is so much more to addiction than addiction. In order to treat the addiction, we must understand and treat the whole patient. That is what makes addiction medicine exciting and rewarding and leads the addictionist to a never ending pursuit of new knowledge. Welcome to a conference that promise to give you that.

Yours Sincerely
Leo O. Lanoie
Saskatchewan Health Authority
Canada

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Global Conference on Addiction Medicine and Behavioral Health, August 22-24, 2019 | London, UK

Dear Colleagues,
I was surprised to read recently that the manufacture of pharmaceuticals is a major source of CO2 emissions and thus of global warming. My concerns were more local – that I was being asked to see more and more patients who, because of ‘dual diagnosis’, were being prescribed medications that might actually worsening their addiction to alcohol and drugs. At this conference I look forward to hearing others’ views of the vexed question of comorbidity – how can we better disentangle self-medication for a mental disorder from the sometimes devastating effects on the emotions – indeed on the brain – of misuse of substances…..and thus how better to help our patients.

Yours Sincerely
Jonathan Chick
Castle Craig Hospital
UK

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Global Conference on Addiction Medicine and Behavioral Health, August 22-24, 2019 | London, UK

Dear participants, I am so pleased to welcome you all to the 2019 Global Conference on Addiction Medicine and Behavior Health. I’m looking forward to the robust exchange of ideas and learning from you. My scholarship is in the fields of interpersonal violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, human trafficking, and domestic & dating violence. According to the WHO’s 2001 report on violence and health, sexual assault is a global issue. It is in our cities, towns, neighborhoods, backyards, our homes, and at our universities. I feel privileged to have led a study at the University of Texas Systems that included 14 associated universities. I will share the findings and methodology from this study during my keynote. Our research is unprecedented in its scope, duration, and depth of understanding on these issues as they relate to college students. I look forward to seeing you there. Safe travels.

Yours Sincerely
Noel Busch-Armendariz
The University of Texas at Austin
USA

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Addiction conference

3rd Edition of Global Conference on Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health And Psychiatry-2022

Dear congress visitors and speakers, it is my distinct honor and pleasure to welcome you to the 3rd Edition of Global Conference Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health and Psychiatry 2022 in Orlando, Florida, USA. Addiction continues to rise more and more each year within the United States and across countries globally. The need for ongoing research and evidence-based practices to help those suffering with Addiction is necessary to assist with providing healing and a quality of life. This conference will provide a rich format of learning to enhance skills sets and provide on-going levels of interventions that are needed and warranted to bring about ongoing humanity of care. Every human life impacted by the Disease of Addiction has the right to a healthy, peaceful, productive way of life. I look forward to meeting everyone at the conference.

Yours Sincerely
Dr. Ann Marie Leonard-Zabel Curry College, USA NEALAC Clinic, USA

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Psychiatry Conferences

3rd Edition of Global Conference on Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health And Psychiatry

It is my honor and privilege, as a 2022 scientific committee member,  to welcome you to the  Global Conference on Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health and Psychiatry.  New advances in neurogenetics have revolutionized treatment potential, to address the underlying cause of mental health disorders, especially addictions, whether they be substance use or non-substance use. 

Our industry was once  built upon the remarkable contributions of the Hazelden model, cutting edge, in the 1950’s. Today in 2022, we have entered the genomic era of addiction medicine.  Reward Deficiency Syndrome  Solutions  is the new standard of excellence. The new RDS paradigm shift is underway.

Advances from the research arena, make it clear that  addiction needs to be being reconceptualized, in the minds of both providers and the public. These advances highlight the need  for the integration of the sciences of addiction medicine, brain reward circuitry and wellbeing.  

RDS treatment is affordable, easy, and a natural progression of the continuing care model throughout the lifespan. It is a stage two treatment, implemented after completion of substance use disorder treatment.  It is especially  important for those patients with mental health disorder comorbidity, and the relapse prone who have experienced the revolving door of treatment.

As you will become aware,  RDS solutions are already available to the public and I am excited for their prevention potential.  Imagine the future, when family members, the next generation of children of addicts, and  mental health patients,   have access to Genetic Addiction Risk Severity (GARS) testing.  GARS testing  provides insight into those neurogenetic predisposition challenges which interfere with brain chemistry,  before addiction and mental health disorder begins.

The field of psychiatric genomics now utilizes GARS results, for the proper selection of pharmaceutical therapies for the genome, and phenotype. Addressing the underlying neurogenetics of addiction, minimizes the damage from epigenetic insult. In a more practical sense, this eliminates years, of prescription medicine by trial and error, those  “wait and let’s see if it works” tactics.   

It makes sense that to treat mental illness, the provider must consider the brain! Contributions from the new fields of psychiatric genomics and neuropsychology,  improve the odds of successful outcome.  Therapists and counselors in the know wish to become certified in Reward Deficiency Syndrome Solution Focused Brief therapy, to give their patients the best chance possible to overcome psychopathology and thrive.

Addiction treatment of the future includes Substance Use Disorder treatment to stop poisoning the brain with drugs, and to stabilize the client for the second stage Reward Deficiency Syndrome Solutions  treatment, to learn to manage dopamine deficiency and achieve dopamine homeostasis. A continuum of care,  over the lifespan, includes cognitive, positive and transpersonal therapies to assist the client in transition from psychopathology, to autonomy, and eventually,  to thriving.

These are indeed exciting, exhilarating  times in addiction medicine, behavioral health and psychiatry, as we stand on the cutting edge of a better tomorrow. Please join me with your enthusiasm, as we prepare to give and receive, presentations by scientists, practitioners, and industry conglomerates from around the whole.  WE are the future. Celebrate with me, as we come together to share our vision for a better tomorrow.  

Elizabeth Gilley, MAP, PMC Addictions, Research Review Analyst, Scientist, and Founder, The Elle Foundation

This year The Elle Foundation will be offering participation and presentation certificates as a thank you for your contributions to improving global awareness of resources, for those who are still suffering.

Yours Sincerely
Elizabeth Dale Gilley The Elle Foundation, United States

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