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2nd Global Conference on

Addiction Medicine,
Behavioral Health and Psychiatry

October 21-23, 2021 | Orlando, USA

Scientific Program

Keynote for Addiction Conference 2021 - Frederick J. Goldstein
Keynote Presentation
Title : Clinical Pharmacology of Marijuana
Frederick J. Goldstein, American College of Clinical Pharmacology, USA

Marijuana use in the United States has increased substantially for both recreational and medicinal purposes.  Self-treatment of many conditions includes anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and, most significant, chronic pain.  However, high-level clinical research needed to document such applications is lacking. Although still [....]

Keynote for Addiction Conference 2021 - Ann Marie Leonard-Zabel
Keynote Presentation
Title : Unchaining the Brain: The Power of a School Neuropsychological Assessment Involving Adolescent Substance Use
Ann Marie Leonard-Zabel, Curry College & NEALAC Clinic, USA

This presentation will address the needs and approaches for performing an in-depth School Neuropsychological assessment to address the degree of issues surrounding adolescent Substance Use Disorder (SUD). We will explore an assessment model addressing various neuro-cognitive and neuro-behavioral substrates involving the Integrated School Neuropsych [....]

Keynote for Addiction Conference 2021 - Kari Stefansson
Keynote Presentation
Title :  Genetics of Functions and Dysfunctions of the Brain
Kari Stefansson, deCODE genetics, Iceland

Will be updated soon

Speaker for Addiction Conference 2021 - John Michael Weber
Oral Presentation
Title : Addict's First Memory
John Michael Weber, Chemical Dependency Therapist at Serenity Detox Center in Houston, USA

The following research results spanned six months and 175 people addicted to some form of substance, from alcohol to heroin. One question was asked, and the answers were amazing and consistent. The following work is the detailed results of this writer’s answer to his own question and the 175 that followed. A constant pattern took shape throug [....]

Speaker for Addiction Medicine Conference - Laura Boff
Oral Presentation
Title : Engaging Adolescents and Their Families in Outpatient or Intensive Outpatient Addiction Treatment
Laura Boff, The Cleanse Clinic, USA

Working with adolescents and their families can be one of the most challenging and rewarding experience a counselor and other medical professions can have. However, many professionals have expressed difficulties engaging their adolescent client’s and their families in the treatment process, which ultimately has a negative effect on the adoles [....]

Speaker for Addiction Psychiatry Conference - Jennifer Nelson
Oral Presentation
Title : TBA
Jennifer Nelson, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, USA

Will be updated soon

Speaker for Addiction Psychiatry Conference - Amy Turnbull Drilingas
Oral Presentation
Title : ACE-ing Trauma Informed Treatment, Prevention and Resilience: Effective Use and Analysis of ACE Scores in Women’s Substance Use Treatment and Children’s Prevention Programs
Amy Turnbull Drilingas, FCC Behavioral Health, USA

In the mid-nineties, the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study asked 17,500 adults about their history of exposure to what they called "adverse childhood experiences," or ACEs. Those include physical, emotional, or sexual abuse; physical or emotional neglect; parental mental illness, substance dependence, incarceration; parental separation [....]

Speaker for Addiction Medicine Conference - Hamed Mubarak Al Battashi
Oral Presentation
Title :  Characteristics of resilience, self-regulation and quality of life among recovering adult substance users in the Gulf State of Oman
Hamed Mubarak Al Battashi, Case Western Reserve University, USA

Substance use is currently recognized as a chronic brain disease and a significant public health concern. Literature indicates that all types of abused substances lead to numerous individuals, family, and societal problems. In Oman, the number of substance use cases continues to increase steadily: in 2008, there were 1776; in 2017, 5894 individuals [....]

Speaker for Addition Conferences 2021 - Sam Vaknin
Oral Presentation
Title : Triggering Cascade, Trauma Imprinting, and Total Reactance
Sam Vaknin, Southern Federal University, Russia

"Triggering cascade" is when a seemingly minor trigger results in vastly disproportional trauma. Total reactance characterizes Psychopaths, Borderlines, trauma victims (PTSD and CPTSD), and people with mood disorders and impulse control issues. They escalate every conflict, however minor or imaginary, to the level of nuclear, apocalyptic, [....]

Speaker for Addiction Conference 2021 - Prisyazhnaya Nadezhda
Oral Presentation
Title : Commitment to healthy lifestyle of students of medical universities of Russia
Prisyazhnaya Nadezhda, Institute of social sciences of Sechenov University, Russian Federation

The report will present the results of a medical and sociological study aimed at studying the perceptions and motivational attitudes of students of medical universities in Russia with regard to a healthy lifestyle and its components. The study was implemented in 2017-2018 on the basis of eight medical universities of the country (n = 984). Among th [....]

Speaker for Addiction Psychiatry Conference - Anne Frederique Naviaux
Oral Presentation
Title : Pediatric Obesity, Addiction and Family Dynamics: Concept of Co-Obesity
Anne Frederique Naviaux, Summerhill Community Mental Health Centre, Ireland

The obesity epidemic has been a crucial health concern over the past few decades. Multiple contributing factors have been identified at various levels: genetic, biological, environmental, social, economic etc. In many ways obesity presents some similarities with substance dependence and abuse. The term “co-dependency” originates from th [....]

Speaker for Addition Conferences 2021 - Xiao Xiao
Oral Presentation
Title : Critical period controls coordinated pre- and postsynaptic maturation
Xiao Xiao, Institute of Science and Technology for Brain-Inspired Intelligence, Fudan University, China

The perinatal brain is dominated by immature excitatory synapses containing high release probability (Pr) presynaptic terminals coupled to postsynaptic specializations with GluN2B subunit-containing NMDA receptors (high Pr, GluN2B+ synapses). These synapses mature in an activity-dependent manner to low Pr, GluN2B-deficient synapses. Virtually nothi [....]

Speaker for Addition Conferences 2021 - Silvia F Shalaby
Oral Presentation
Title : Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Medical Students Regarding Smoking and Substance Abuse  
Silvia F Shalaby, Cairo University, Egypt

Background: Involving medical personnel in all aspects of smoking control in the community is indispensable. In a trial to enhance the participation of healthcare professionals in smoking cessation activities; this study was conducted to evaluate knowledge, behavior and attitude of medical school students regarding smoking and substance abuse. Perc [....]

Keynote for Addiction Medicine Conference - John Giordano
Keynote Presentation
Title : Evidence-Based Holistic Modalities to Overcome Addictions
John Giordano, Life Enhancement Recovery Center, USA

This workshop demonstrates the integration of the most current evidence-based holistic modalities with the best of the traditional treatment model. Discussion will feature information about Amino Acid and Nutraceutical use for brain repair, Ibogaine 1-day detoxification, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for brain and tissue repair. The session will also c [....]

Keynote for Addiction Medicine Conference - Bindu Babu
Keynote Presentation
Title :  Life Coaching & Energy Work Facilitates the Healing of Women Affected by Narcissistic Relationships
Bindu Babu, Bindu Babu INC, USA

We will look at the fundamental attributes of Quantum Medicinal Approach of Life Coaching and Energy work, its positive role in transformational healing and recovery of women who have been involved in narcissistic relationships.  It will focus on women who have endured devastating emotional, physical and psychological consequences through thes [....]

Speaker for Addiction Medicine Conference - Zainab Suntai
Oral Presentation
Title : Racial Disparities in Substance use Treatment Completion Among Pregnant Women
Zainab Suntai, University of Alabama, USA

Substance use during pregnancy is a critical public health issue that impacts both mother and child. Prior research has identified that the consumption of substances such as alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs can lead to adverse birth outcomes including low birth weight, miscarriage, stillbirth, developmental defects, and fetal alcohol syndrome. Wh [....]

Speaker for Addiction Medicine Conference - Elizabeth Dale Gilley
Oral Presentation
Title : Integrating the Science of Addiction and the Science of Wellbeing
Elizabeth Dale Gilley, The Elle Foundation, USA

A gap between public understanding, cutting edge brain science and the practice of addiction treatment has created hardship for those suffering. New perspective replaces the term addiction with the new concept of a continuum of substance use.  Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is now regarded as a manifestation of Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS), [....]

Speaker for Addiction Medicine Conference - Maria Gema Hurtado Ruiz
Oral Presentation
Title :  Personality dimensions and Dual Disorders
Maria Gema Hurtado Ruiz, Institute of Neuropsychiatry and Addictions, USA

Will be updated soon

Speaker for Addition Conferences 2021 -  Tsezar Korolenko
Oral Presentation
Title : Religious Addiction
Tsezar Korolenko, Novosibirsk State Medical University, Russia

The psychodynamic mechanisms of the formation of religious addiction are assessed and analyzed in the frame of the role of religion and spirituality in the life of the human being. The commonalities and the differences between the religion and spirituality are emphasized, Religion is born of an awareness of the Transcendent that is closely linked w [....]

Speaker for Addiction Conference 2021 - Nadine TOUZEAU
Oral Presentation
Title :  Humans in virtual space change their behaviour and develop new intellectual potentials
Nadine TOUZEAU, Profiler, Net-profiler and Researcher in Cybercriminal Behaviour, France

Profiling in virtual space did not give the same results as in real space. And that's when I discovered that human behaviour can change in virtual space. This is how my research work on "Behavioural Differentiations between the Real and the Virtual" began. However, these behavioural differentiations are different depending on the prof [....]

Speaker for Addiction Medicine Conference - John Asogonnde
Oral Presentation
Title : Marijuana Addiction in Youth and Recovery
John Asogonnde, Better Life Organization, West Africa

The use of marijuana and other substances has been on the rise among young people across the world. The situation is considered near normal with the popularization of marijuana on social media and showbiz. However, there are grave dangers on marijuana abuse especially among young people. Use of addictive substances during adolescence interferes wit [....]

Speaker for Addiction Psychiatry Conference - Neeraj Nagaich
Oral Presentation
Title : WPSU (wellness programme for substance user ) - for alcohol relapse prevention: A Ray of Hope in dark
Neeraj Nagaich, FORTIS Escorts HOSPITAL JAIPUR, India

Objectives:  A large unmet need for a robust system for relapse prevention in alcohol dependent. Meditation is an emerging non pharmacologic treatment for alcohol relapse prevention. This 16-week prospective study was done to evaluate efficacy of WPSU  (a combination of meditation ,motivation, coping strategies and group support) for rela [....]

Speaker for Addiction Medicine Conference - Kathryn J DePaolis
Poster Presentation
Title : Cyberbullying Involvement and Internalizing and Externalizing Difficulties Among Adolescents: The Moderating Role of Vaping
Kathryn J DePaolis, Eastern Washington University, USA

Vaping among adolescents has risen dramatically in recent years (Ybarra, 2019) with a 78% increase between 2017-2018 alone (USFDA, 2018). Social media use has also increased among youth over the last decade (Pew Research Center, 2018) and has been linked to a myriad of adverse outcomes, including cyberbullying (Vandebosch & Van Cleemput, 2009; [....]

Speaker for Addiction Psychiatry Conference - William Lofthouse
Virtual Oral Presentation
Title : To be updated soon
William Lofthouse, Siskiyou County Behavior Health, USA

Will be updated soon

Speaker for Addiction Psychiatry 2021 - Nina Liu
Virtual Poster Presentation
Title : Substance Use Behaviors and Associated Psychosocial Characteristics of Homeless Youth
Nina Liu, University of South Florida, USA

Introduction There are currently between 1 and 1.7 million young homeless Americans living in the United States. A significant proportion of these homeless adolescents use recreational substances such as alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Substance use among this vulnerable population can amplify the numerous psychosocial challenges they already f [....]

Keynote for Addiction Event 2021 - Denis Larrivee
Keynote Presentation
Title : Addiction and Impairment in Self-Control: Relating Etiology to the Neural Representation of the Agent
Denis Larrivee, Loyola University Chicago, USA

Addiction has often been described as a disease of impaired self control, where the patient is incapable of resisting addictive substances. While neural mechanisms for self regulation are largely unknown, several psychiatric or degenerative diseases have been linked to impairments of the phenomenal construct of the self, generally regarded as the s [....]

Keynote for Addiction Event Conference - Radu Mutihac
Keynote Presentation
Title : Addiction Therapy through Music Investigated by Functional Neuroimaging
Radu Mutihac, University of Bucharest, Romania

There is irrefutable evidence that nonlinear analyses employing concepts such as information entropy, fractality, and predictability provide significant diagnostic and prognostic information in several pathologies Advances in neuroimaging techniques, such as MRI/fMRI/dMRI, PET, SPECT, EEG/MEG, CT have allowed new insights on structural and fun [....]

Speaker for Addiction Conference 2021 - Eric Garland
Oral Presentation
Title : Mindfulness-Oriented recovery enhancement for Opioid misuse and chronic pain: Clinical efficacy and Biobehavioral mechanisms
Eric Garland, University of Utah, USA

Background: Successful treatment of opioid misuse among people with chronic pain has proven elusive. To combat the opioid crisis, guidelines encourage clinicians to consider non-opioid therapies, but the efficacy of mindfulness-based interventions for opioid misuse is uncertain. Here we present late-breaking results from a full-scale, NIH-funded ra [....]

Speaker for Addiction Conference - Yihong Yang
Oral Presentation
Title : Neuroimaging markers of drug addiction: from preclinical models to substance-use-disorder patients  
Yihong Yang, National Institute on Drug Abuse, USA

Compulsive drug use is a cardinal feature of substance use disorder (SUD). Using a forward- and backward-translational strategy, we investigated cortical-striatal circuits underpinning compulsive drug use in human drug addicts and preclinical models. We started with a cross-sectional human study, comparing cocaine users and healthy controls, to ide [....]

Speaker for Addiction Conference 2021 - Joseph Ikekwere
Oral Presentation
Title : Patterns and Predictors of Opioid Use Disorder in Youths with HIV: A 10-year Trend
Joseph Ikekwere, University of Illinois, USA

Introduction: Over the past decade, there has been a steady uptick in overdose deaths in the United States, including during this ongoing covid-19 pandemic. While the majority of drug overdoses occur in adults, about 9% (4,235) of youths between the ages of 13 and 24 years died from opioid-related overdose in 2015. Also, the Center for Diseas [....]

Speaker for Addiction Psychiatry Conference - Alexander A. Kozlov
Oral Presentation
Title : Prevention of New Psychoactive Substances Dependence
Alexander A. Kozlov, National Medical Research Center of Psychiatry and Addiction, Russian Federation

New Psychoactive Substances (NPAS) are an extremely important issue of modern addictology. This group of substances develops dependence faster than the herbal drugs, the synthetic derivatives’ mechanism of action and clinical manifestations are unpredictable. The data of epidemiological and clinical observations of recent years indicate a ste [....]

Speaker for Addiction Conference 2021 - Leonida Zalokar
Oral Presentation
Title : Children And Adolescents With Severe Behavioral Disorders – What Works? Pedagogical Medical Treatment Model In The Residential Treatment And Counselling Center Planina, Slovenia
Leonida Zalokar, Residential Treatment Institution Planina, Slovenia

Identifying children with the most severe emotional and behavioral disorders is extremely challenging. The World Health Organization divides emotional and behavioral disorders in the International Classification of Diseases "MKB-10" (World Health Organization, 1992) into: hyperkinetic disorders, behavioral disorders, mixed behavioral and [....]

Speaker for Addiction Conference 2021 - Zhenhe Zhou
Oral Presentation
Title :  Individuals with internet gaming disorder have similar neurocognitive impairments and social cognitive dysfunctions as methamphetamine-dependent patients
Zhenhe Zhou, The affiliated Wuxi Mental Health Center of Nanjing Medical University, People’s Republic of China

This study investigated the ERP characteristics of implicit cognitive bias in Internet addiction.The participants included 60 Internet-addicted individuals (IAG) and 60 normal controls (NCG). All participants were measured with ERPs using the IAT.The results showed that there was a significant difference in the Internet-related IAT effect for react [....]

Speaker for Addiction Medicine Conference - Rejani Thudalikunnil Gopalan
Oral Presentation
Title :  Internet Addiction: Effectiveness of Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
Rejani Thudalikunnil Gopalan, Mahatma Gandhi University of Medical Sciences & Technology, India

The use of internet has been increased all over the world and issues such as internet addiction is also on rise. Just like addiction to substance, it affects the individual’s personal, familial, social and financial aspects depends on the severity of the addiction.The addiction could be cyber sexual addiction, cyber-relational addiction, net [....]

Speaker for Addiction Psychiatry 2021 - Danielle Ellis
Poster Presentation
Title : A Proposed Group to Treat Co-Occurring SUD and ADHD
Danielle Ellis, NCC, LPCC, USA

Co-occurring disorders are highly prevalent in people with substance use disorder (SUD). One of the most common co-occurring disorders is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which makes up 21% of the population. Even with this high co-occurrence, it is rare that both disorders are treated at the same time.  This presentation addre [....]

Speaker for Addiction Medicine 2021 - Sonali S Salunkhe
Virtual Poster Presentation
Title : Disparities in drug-related mortality in Appalachian and non-Appalachian regions of Kentucky
Sonali S Salunkhe, University of Louisville, USA

Introduction: The opioid epidemic is a significant public health crisis faced by the United States, and some areas in the country are suffering more than others. It is crucial to identify differences in drug-related mortality’s geographical distribution to ensure the appropriate focus of governmental interventions addressing this issue.  [....]

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