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

GAB 2021

Frederick J Goldstein, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Keynote Presentation
Frederick J Goldstein, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, United States

Marijuana use in the United States has increased substantially for both recreational and medicinal purposes. Selftreatment of many conditions includes anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and, most significant, chronic pain. However, high-level clinical research needed [....] » Read More

Hao Wei, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Hao Wei
Keynote Presentation
Hao Wei, The Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, China

Background: Oral naltrexone’s effectiveness as an opioid antagonist has been limited due to poor patient adherence. A longacting naltrexone formulation may be beneficial. This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of long-acting implantable naltrexone (LA-NTX) and its pha [....] » Read More

Deni Carise, Speaker at Addiction conference
Keynote Presentation
Deni Carise, University of Pennsylvania, United States

Treatment of Substance Use Disorders has made great strides recently – from changing the way addiction is viewed to the development of new therapies and medications. We will look at the current state of the treatment field and explore the effectiveness of treatment– f [....] » Read More

Deni C, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Deni Carise
Oral Presentation
Deni C, University of Pennsylvania, United States

The opioid epidemic in our country has understandably been given much attention. Here we discuss the prevalence of opiate use/addiction in population, present how the opioid crisis came about in the country, what’s helped address this problem and why this problem isn’ [....] » Read More

Bernice Lottering, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Bernice Lottering
Oral Presentation
Bernice Lottering, China Medical University, Taiwan

Depression is a prominent complex psychiatric disorder, usually complicated through expression of co-morbid conditions, with chronic pain being among the most prevalent. This comorbidity is consistently associated with a poor prognosis and has been shown to negatively impact pati [....] » Read More

Anne Frederique Naviaux, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Anne Frederique Naviaux
Oral Presentation
Anne Frederique Naviaux, Summerhill Community Mental Health Centre, Ireland

Introduction: 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 sub [....] » Read More

Sonali S Salunkhe, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Sonali S Salunkhe
Oral Presentation
Sonali S Salunkhe, University of Louisville, United States

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 approp [....] » Read More

Grace Noonan, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Grace Noonan
Oral Presentation
Grace Noonan, The University of Kansas Medical Center, United States

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the provision of healthcare in a number of different areas: surgical care, nursing care, palliative and hospice care. Patients put off seeking dental care, eye care, and had extensive delays in basic preventive care. One area not well studied has b [....] » Read More

Michelle Blain, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Michelle Blain
Oral Presentation
Michelle Blain, Kaweah Health Medical Center, United States

Hallucinogen-persisting perception disorder (HPPD) is a poorly understood disorder which is characterized by visual disturbances, distortions, and flashbacks after hallucinogen consumption. This disorder is rarely diagnosed in the clinical setting, with very limited literature fo [....] » Read More

Catherine M Cahill, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Catherine M Cahill
Oral Presentation
Catherine M Cahill, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, United States

Alpha-synuclein (α-Syn) is a 140-amino acid (aa) protein encoded by the Synuclein alpha gene, SNCA. It is the synaptic protein associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) and is the most highly expressed protein in the Lewy bodies associated with PD and other alpha synucle [....] » Read More

Laura Boff, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Laura Boff
Oral Presentation
Laura Boff, The Cleanse Clinic, United States

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 t [....] » Read More

John Michael Weber, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Oral Presentation
John Michael Weber, Open Door Mission in Houston Texas, United States

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 qu [....] » Read More

Victor Moxley, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Victor Moxley
Oral Presentation
Victor Moxley, Brigham Young University, , United States

One in five homeless people in the United States has a substance use and/or a mental health disorder. Substance use disorders substantially impact the ability to obtain and retain appropriate housing. Conversly, lack of adequate housing interferes with recovery. Professionals who [....] » Read More

Nina Liu , Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Nina Liu
Oral Presentation
Nina Liu , University of South Florida,, United States

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 popu [....] » Read More

Ismail Louragli, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Ismail Louragli
Oral Presentation
Ismail Louragli, Ibn Tofail University, Morocco

Background: The daily attachment to social networks turns into an addiction causing deterioration in psychological health resulting in disturbances in neurocognitive performances, especially the working memory and perception. This implies a decrease in academic performances [....] » Read More

Brendan Coyne, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Brendan Coyne
Oral Presentation
Brendan Coyne, California State University, , United States

Activation of 5-HT1B receptors was previously found to disrupt the expression, but not the acquisition of methamphetamine (METH) conditioned place preference in adult mice, an animal model of drug reward. The present study tested the hypothesis that activation of 5-HT1B receptors [....] » Read More

Awstin Gregg, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Awstin Gregg
Oral Presentation
Awstin Gregg, Texas A&M and Texas Christian University, United States

Abstract: In this session, Vertava Health’s SVP Outpatient Division, II Awstin Gregg, MBA, LCSW, LCDC who is based in the Dallas Fort-Worth metro area will discuss the critical importance of taking a holistic approach to mental health and advancing a continuum of care for p [....] » Read More

Radu Mutihac, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Radu Mutihac
Keynote Presentation
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, P [....] » Read More

Denis Larrivee, Speaker at Addiction conferences
Keynote Presentation
Denis Larrivee, Loyola University Chicago, United States

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 impairment [....] » Read More

Ramesh Nagarajappa, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Oral Presentation
Ramesh Nagarajappa, Siksha 'O' Anusandhan Deemed to be University, India

Addiction is a horrible disease, and no one wishes to see someone they love go through it. Digital devices have largely occupied all the fields and taken the place of almost everything in our life activities. we’re all spending too much time on our phones and computers. The [....] » Read More

Neeraj Nagaich , Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Neeraj Nagaich
Oral Presentation
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 combinati [....] » Read More

Rejani Thudalikunnil Gopalan, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Rejani Thudalikunnil Gopalan
Oral Presentation
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 addic [....] » Read More

Sam Vaknin, Speaker at Addiction Conferences
Oral Presentation
Sam Vaknin, Southern Federal University, Russian Federation

"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 confl [....] » Read More

Hossein Dezhakam, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Hossein Dezhakam
Oral Presentation
Hossein Dezhakam, Congress 60 Human Revivification Society, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Drugs and their destruction are an issue that has occupied the minds of many families, government officials, experts, psychologists and sociologists for many years. For this reason, the present study aimed to investigate mental and physical disorders on drug abusers, as well as t [....] » Read More

Mohammadbagher Rezaee, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Mohammadbagher Rezaee
Oral Presentation
Mohammadbagher Rezaee, Research Institute of Forest and Ranglands, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

The total of the herbal, animal, and mineral knowledge used in the maintenance of health and treatment of illnesses is from nature. Natural medicine or herbal therapy in Iran was left by the great physician Avicenna (980-1037 A.D). So, up to now, all scientists have followed trad [....] » Read More

David Matscheck, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- David Matscheck
Oral Presentation
David Matscheck, Stockholm University, Sweden

Specialization in care and welfare services often leads to inflexible boundaries between organizations and professions, resulting in fragmented and ineffective care, not least in the areas of addiction and severe mental illness i.e. dual diagnosis. Studies have shown that help fo [....] » Read More

John Asogonnde, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- John Asogonnde
Oral Presentation
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 [....] » Read More

John Giordano, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Oral Presentation
John Giordano, Life Enhancement Recovery Center, United States

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, Hyperbar [....] » Read More

Brian Monahan, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Poster Presentation
Brian Monahan, GTI, United States

Green Thumb Initiative (GTI) is a Colorado non-profit organization seeking alternatives to traditional psychotherapy. GTI provides primary prevention, predominantly in its universal and selective form. We work with youth 12-18 and adults in the community in providing education an [....] » Read More

Cole Monahan, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Poster Presentation
Cole Monahan, GTI, United States

Green Thumb Initiative (GTI) is a Colorado non-profit organization seeking alternatives to traditional psychotherapy. GTI provides primary prevention, predominantly in its universal and selective form. We work with youth 12-18 and adults in the community in providing education an [....] » Read More

Brett Penvose, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Poster Presentation
Brett Penvose, GTI, United States

Brett Penvose is a Colorado Native. Living in the beautiful state of Colorado has helped foster his love for the outdoors, nature, and fellow humans. Brett first got his hands dirty with HVAC employment and honed his people skills in the hospitality industry, working hi [....] » Read More

Jenni Guentcheva, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Poster Presentation
Jenni Guentcheva, GTI, United States

Green Thumb Initiative (GTI) is a Colorado non-profit organization seeking alternatives to traditional psychotherapy. GTI provides primary prevention, predominantly in its universal and selective form. We work with youth 12-18 and adults in the community in providing education an [....] » Read More

Allison J Huff, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Allison J Huff
Poster Presentation
Allison J Huff, University of Arizona, United States

Objectives: This pilot study was conducted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to investigate how the pandemic has impacted stress and substance use disorder recovery management for women in outpatient treatment. In March 2020, COVID-19 interrupted everyday life and adaptin [....] » Read More

Orrin D Ware, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Orrin D Ware
Poster Presentation
Orrin D Ware, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United States

Entering residential treatment for an opioid use disorder (OUD) can elicit a stress response. Further, entering treatment diminishes the ability to use substances to cope. An inability to tolerate stressors while in residential treatment may impact treatment retention. Distress t [....] » Read More

Joseph Ikekwere, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Joseph Ikekwere
Poster Presentation
Joseph Ikekwere, University of Illinois, United States

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 [....] » Read More

Mohammad Zare, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Mohammad Zare
Poster Presentation
Mohammad Zare, UTHealth and Harris Health System, United States

Harris Health is the largest safety net care system in Texas and the fourth largest safety net in the nation. The patient population is comprised of a high rate of uninsured/underinsured patients, of which many have chronic diseases, including substance use disorders.  [....] » Read More

Jennifer LaHue, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Jennifer LaHue
Poster Presentation
Jennifer LaHue, Harris Health System, United States

Harris Health is the largest safety net care system in Texas and the fourth largest safety net in the nation. The patient population is comprised of a high rate of uninsured/underinsured patients, of which many have chronic diseases, including substance use disorders.  [....] » Read More

Kathryn Crary, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Kathryn Crary
Poster Presentation
Kathryn Crary, Harris Health System, United States

Harris Health is the largest safety net care system in Texas and the fourth largest safety net in the nation. The patient population is comprised of a high rate of uninsured/underinsured patients, of which many have chronic diseases, including substance use disorders.  [....] » Read More

Miguel Aguilar, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Miguel Aguilar
Poster Presentation
Miguel Aguilar, Harris Health System, United States

Harris Health is the largest safety net care system in Texas and the fourth largest safety net in the nation. The patient population is comprised of a high rate of uninsured/underinsured patients, of which many have chronic diseases, including substance use disorders. Access to t [....] » Read More

Cherise Ramirez, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Cherise Ramirez
Poster Presentation
Cherise Ramirez, Harris Health System, United States

Harris Health is the largest safety net care system in Texas and the fourth largest safety net in the nation. The patient population is comprised of a high rate of uninsured/underinsured patients, of which many have chronic diseases, including substance use disorders.  [....] » Read More

Ann Marie Leonard Zabel, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Keynote Presentation
Ann Marie Leonard Zabel, Curry College & NEALAC Clinic, United States

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 [....] » Read More

Bindu Babu, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Bindu Babu
Keynote Presentation
Bindu Babu, Bindu Babu INC, United States

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 devas [....] » Read More

Massimo Barra, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Massimo Barra
Oral Presentation
Massimo Barra, Red Cross and Red Crescent Partnership on Substance Abuse, Italy

The sense of the humanitarian policy framework to address drug problem worldwide comes from the need to give emphasis to a more humane attitude in support of people with drug disorders, to focus action and resources to alleviate suffering to those who are struggling with their si [....] » Read More

Sara Alzarooni, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Sara Alzarooni
Oral Presentation
Sara Alzarooni, Private Drug Rehabilitation Center, United Arab Emirates

The adoption of technology-driven interventions for following up on the patients suffering from drug addiction in the UAE is a major requirement for the improvement of the quality and effectiveness of services. The main challenge faced by organizations and entities associated wit [....] » Read More

Elizabeth Dale Gilley, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Oral Presentation
Elizabeth Dale Gilley, The Elle Foundation, United States

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 [....] » Read More

Elizabeth Dale G, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Elizabeth Dale Gilley
Oral Presentation
Elizabeth Dale G, The Elle Foundation, United States

Analytic review of research study results from psychology, addiction science, and interactive sciences like neurology, genetics, and epigenetics, implore psychology, psychiatry and addiction recovery treatment fields to enlarge their perspective, by considering underlying causal [....] » Read More

Joseph Sadek, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Joseph Sadek
Oral Presentation
Joseph Sadek, Dalhousie University, Canada

Although Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is associated with an increased risk of substance use disorder (SUD), existing literature on how SUD interacts with ADHD outcomes is limited. This presentation will discuss the interaction between SUD among individuals with [....] » Read More

Irena Honsnejmanov, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Irena Honsnejmanov
Oral Presentation
Irena Honsnejmanov, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

Many of those people who smoke tobacco, drink alcohol or use marijuana in adulthood start using them in their teens. The tradition of using these substances is quite strong in the general population in the Czech Republic, and the level of tolerance of such behaviour is also very [....] » Read More

Kaikai Chen, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Kaikai Chen
Oral Presentation
Kaikai Chen, henzhen Sciencare Medical Industries, China

The introduction of Sciencare naltrexone implant is used to effectively block dependence on opioids and assist in the treatment of alcohol dependence. Sciencare has a unique patented release technology, which can effectively control the drug release curve and enhance the safet [....] » Read More

Mohab Ali, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Mohab Ali
Oral Presentation
Mohab Ali, University of Arkansas for Medical Science, United States

Purpose: The opioid epidemic remains a significant public health problem in the U.S. Overdoses (OD) involving opioids killed nearly 47,000 people in 2018. Arkansas (AR) is the 2nd highest opioid prescribing state. AR’s rate in 2017 was 106.1 prescriptions per 100 persons, 9 [....] » Read More

Traci A Owens, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Traci A Owens
Oral Presentation
Traci A Owens, Attorney at Law,, United States

This session comes from the perspective of a criminal defense attorney who has examined the social history of thousands of criminal defendants with substance abuse issues. This session will examine the addicted client/patient as a reflection of generational trauma and familial is [....] » Read More

Silvia F Shalaby, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Silvia F Shalaby
Oral Presentation
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 [....] » Read More

Nicholas Costen, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Nicholas Costen
Oral Presentation
Nicholas Costen, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

In recent years a significant number of smoking-cessation apps have been developed to help smokers quit smoking. Although these apps offer easy access and low-cost support, most of them are designed without a scientific understanding of the complexity of nicotine addiction. They [....] » Read More

Hamid Mcheick, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Hamid Mcheick
Oral Presentation
Hamid Mcheick, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Canada

Today, health informatics is reshaping the research in the medical domain due to its potential to concurrently overcome the challenges encountered in the traditional healthcare systems. Prediction of exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is considered one o [....] » Read More

Yihong Yang, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Yihong Yang
Oral Presentation
Yihong Yang, National Institute of Health, United States

ompulsive 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-sectio [....] » Read More

Fruzsina Iszaj, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Fruzsina Iszaj
Oral Presentation
Fruzsina Iszaj, Innov Research Institute, Hungary

The presentation aims to highlight the connection between mental health, addiction disorders and ‘the era’ of home office. Thanks to the new circumstances caused by COVID-19, an increased number of people started working from home. Though this has been a long-standing [....] » Read More

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