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5th Edition of Global Conference on

Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health and Psychiatry

October 21-23, 2024 | Baltimore, Maryland, USA

GAB 2024

Ann Marie Leonard Zabel, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Keynote Presentation (In-Person)
Ann Marie Leonard Zabel, Curry College & NEALAC Clinic, United States

This presentation unravels the intricate relationship between Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Youth Substance Use Disorders (SUD), revealing the shadows that obscure their interconnected challenges. Adolescents navigating the confluence of TBI and SUD often face a complex web of [....] » Read More

Meera Vaswani, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Keynote Presentation (In-Person)
Meera Vaswani, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), India

Drug addiction can be considered a chronic brain disease that affects neurotransmission between neuronal circuits, control behaviour, emotion and cognition. It is characterised by an excessive engagement in drug use, unsuccessful attempts in controlling drug intake, an increase i [....] » Read More

Alphonsus Obayuwana, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Alphonsus Obayuwana, Triple-H Project LLC, United States

The most important information about any client or patient is the PHI, (Personal Happiness Index). Like temperature, pulse, or BP, PHI is a true "vital sign" and the tool needed for determining it is the Edo Questionnaire (aka PISA Scale). The Edo Questionnaire is a [....] » Read More

Andrew Susskind, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Andrew Susskind, Private Practice, United States

In this workshop, attendees will learn how Brainspotting offers individuals with a history of addictive, compulsive behaviors the ability to observe their nervous systems with curiosity and non-judgment. Because addiction is often rooted in attachment ruptures and brokenheartedne [....] » Read More

Robert DeLetis, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Robert DeLetis, Innovative Treatments, LLC, United States

Exposure Response Prevention is a behavior therapy technology that reduces a person’s pre-disposition to respond to a set of stimuli. For example, ERP has been used to treat phobias and compulsions by exposing the person to the phobic situation or thing (stimuli set) a [....] » Read More

Sandra M Estes, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Sandra M Estes, The University of Alabama, Capstone College of Nursing, United States

Background: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) continues to be a serious public health burden associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Prevalence of prescription stimulant misuse ranges from 8% to 10.4% in the nursing student population. This study was designed to address the [....] » Read More

Joyce Mikal Flynn, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Joyce Mikal Flynn, Sacramento State University, United States

Individuals experience crisis when their estimation of resources needed to successfully manage traumatic situations such as addiction and dependency is greater than their perception of resources available. Some recovery models are limited in their perspective on enhanced outcomes [....] » Read More

Shinasa Shahid, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Shinasa Shahid, University of Derby, United Kingdom

The existing recovery capital literature primarily focuses on white males. This study aims to fill this gap by exploring addiction recovery among three culturally diverse UK women, utilizing CHIME-D and recovery capital frameworks. It seeks to compare their recovery paths, combin [....] » Read More

Ange Weinrabe, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Ange Weinrabe, The University of Sydney, Australia

The aesthetic appreciation and exploration of music with its effects on health and wellbeing is well known. Mastering a musical instrument and the impact of sound itself plays various roles in a person’s emotional regulation strategies. Contemporary research has validated s [....] » Read More

Hugues Scharbach, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conference
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Hugues Scharbach, National Expert Hon, Paris University, France

Fire addiction is enough frequent. The attraction of making fire spring forth is multifaceted and can be found at all ages. We had even to realize a forensic expertise of a young boy, who was fascinated by lighters, by rubbing the knob for ignition, make the flame emerge and who [....] » Read More

Alexander Kharibegashvil, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Alexander Kharibegashvil, Telavi State University, Georgia

Background and Aims: In epileptology and psychiatry, a huge layer of clinical facts have been accumulated, many of which have not received a proper explanation. An attempt to explain some of the clinical manifestations of epilepsy and mental illness is presented. Methods: Cons [....] » Read More

Mengyu Li, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Mengyu Li, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking, China

Background: Physical literacy (PL) is pivotal in improving sedentary behaviours, enhancing intrinsic motivation for physical activity, and supporting the growth and development of adolescents. The study is to measure the current situation and internal pathway of physical literacy [....] » Read More

Sara Alzarooni, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Sara Alzarooni, Private Drug Rehabilitation Center, United Arab Emirates

In our presentation, we embark on a journey into the future of addiction, drug control, and drug rehabilitation, exploring the pressing questions that will shape our approach to these critical issues. We delve into the evolving landscape of substance abuse, envisioning what drugs [....] » Read More

Nabin Prasad Joshi, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conference
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Nabin Prasad Joshi, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

This study aims to document the socio-economic and mental health status of migrants returning from Gulf countries, utilizing a quantitative research design to explore the relationship between mental health and socio-economic factors. Standardized tools are employed for measuremen [....] » Read More

Berhanie Getnet Gebresilus, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Berhanie Getnet Gebresilus, University of Gondar, Ethiopia

Objective: This study aimed at testing the significance of mediating and moderating roles of sense of coherence, adaptive coping styles and social support in the relationship between exposure to trauma and psychological symptoms in a refugee population in sub-Saharan Africa. M [....] » Read More

Bisrat Tekle Woldearegai, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Bisrat Tekle Woldearegai, Ethiopia Civil Service University, Ethiopia

This study was geared towards the exploration of the psychosocial challenges of families of person with mental illness are facing. The study undertook in Amanuel Mental Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Addis Ababa, a seat of head quarter of AU(Africa Union), is the ca [....] » Read More

Peter Y Wui, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Peter Y Wui, University of Arkansas, United States

This study investigates the complex nexus between addiction, economic factors, and public health outcomes, with a particular emphasis on the consumption patterns of cigarettes and the implications of marijuana legalization. Grounded in established economic frameworks proposed by [....] » Read More

Twesigye Lucky, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conference
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Twesigye Lucky, Mulago National Hospital, Uganda

Uganda, like many other countries faces challenges related to addiction in different forms among its regions. This abstract gives a comprehensive view of the state of addiction, addiction psychiatry and addiction management in Uganda. The review extracts data from a wide source o [....] » Read More

Vincent Colucciello, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Poster Presentation (In-Person)
Vincent Colucciello, Greenville School of Medicine, United States

In mental health practice, navigating our own feelings of confusion and helplessness is a common challenge, particularly when working with adolescents exhibiting self-harming behaviors. Understanding why individuals would inflict intentional harm upon themselves can be difficult, [....] » Read More

Katrina Hayes, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Poster Presentation (In-Person)
Katrina Hayes, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, United States

Introduction: Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is highly prevalent among the unhoused population and an estimated 29%-63% of homeless individuals are personally impacted by this disease.2 As the effects of alcohol further perpetuate cycles of homelessness, alcohol rehabilitation in thi [....] » Read More

Yihao Guo, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conference
Poster Presentation (In-Person)
Yihao Guo, Hainan General Hospital, China

The structural covariance network (SCN) has provided a perspective on the large-scale brain organization. However, the successive structural impairment across brain regions is not well understood in betel quid dependence (BQD). In the current study, we enrolled 118 subjects inclu [....] » Read More

Nile Stanley, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Keynote Presentation (In-Person)
Nile Stanley, University of North Florida, United States

Bibliotherapy involves using books, guided self-reflection, and individual agency as tools for growth and healing. Resilience refers to an individual’s ability to bounce back from adversity. Building resilience can be a protective factor against debilitating life [....] » Read More

Jason Corder, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conference
Keynote Presentation (In-Person)
Jason Corder, Tactile Land, United States

Summary: Over the last two decades technology has almost completely penetrated all human space and completely transformed our lives, sometimes for the worse. Mental health anguish is drastically up especially for young people, and we face entire generations lost to the dopamine a [....] » Read More

Aarti Amrut Bang, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Aarti Amrut Bang, Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health, India

Introduction: 7% of Indian men drink alcohol in a harmful or dependent pattern. At that rate, an estimated 33 million males suffer from alcohol addiction. Moreover, Indian males drink frequently and heavily. More than 50% of them are binge drinkers. Institutional de-addiction for [....] » Read More

Priyanka, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Priyanka, Akal University Talwandi Sabo Bathinda, India

Meta-analysis, a powerful method of synthesizing research findings across multiple studies, offers a comprehensive examination of the potential of integrative psychology in addressing mental and behavioral health challenges. This paper delves into the transformative nature of int [....] » Read More

Kananga Robert Mukuna, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Kananga Robert Mukuna, University of the Free State, South Africa

Mental health disorders have been reported as severe problems globally and locally. The demand for heroin-related issues is high in rural communities. Up to 15% of South African youth resort to harmful use and binge drinking “therapy”. More studies have reported on th [....] » Read More

Marie Stella Marehin, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Marie Stella Marehin, Omar Bongo University, Gabon

Gabon has a mental health policy and strategic plan, which have not been implemented to any great extent. It has ratified the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and the Protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products. An anti-smoking law was enacted in September [....] » Read More

Seyfe Asrade Atnafie, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Seyfe Asrade Atnafie, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Individuals with substance use disorder are prone to develop different psychiatric disorders. Substance abuse and associated problems are of current global concern that leads to mental health disorders which contributed about 14% of the global burden of the disease. It has become [....] » Read More

Baitubaev Dyussengali , Speaker at Behavioral Health Conference
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Baitubaev Dyussengali , Psychiatrist-Narcologist, Kazakhstan

The report presentation shows that the current level of physiology does not disclose the biological mechanisms of the organism transition from one range to adapt to a higher with an increase in the regular forces of the stimulus above sub-extreme. A new trend in the physiology of [....] » Read More

Maylaf Hiruy Alemayehu, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Maylaf Hiruy Alemayehu, KDI School Public Policy and Management, Korea, Republic of

Background: In the digital age, social media has become an integral part of daily life, offering various benefits such as connectivity, information access, and entertainment. However, its pervasive use has also given rise to a significant concern: social media addiction. This phe [....] » Read More

Eric Kwasi Elliason, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Eric Kwasi Elliason, Desh Bhagat University, India

The problem of substance abuse and addiction continues to ravage the world and has become a great public health concern. Physical dependence and the changes it causes in the brain are often seen as the basis of addiction, but this view tends to ignore all other psychological reas [....] » Read More

Sujata Gokhale, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Sujata Gokhale, Jnana Probodhin’s Institute of Psychology, India

Addiction is a global concern in both rich and economically disadvantaged nations. It has significant effects on public and personal health, mental well-being, and community dynamics. Adolescence is a critical period involving identity confusion increasing their vulnerability to [....] » Read More

Nyati Annette Queenie, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Nyati Annette Queenie, Pincer Training and Research Institute, Uganda

Introduction: Substance abuse is a growing cause of psychiatric hospitalization globally. Uganda is currently experiencing an upsurge of substance abuse most especially among the youth. This study set out to determine burden and patterns of substance abuse related psychiatric adm [....] » Read More

Eskinder Woldeyesus Ersado, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Eskinder Woldeyesus Ersado, Wolaita Sodo University, Ethiopia

Background: Students living in university hostels are a distinct group of university students who have unique needs and problems. Risky behavior is defined as behaviors leading to sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancies. According to the Joint United Nations [....] » Read More

Vishakha Choudhary, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conference
Poster Presentation (In-Person)
Vishakha Choudhary, Yeshiva University, United States

Accessibility has been a trending topic in the mental health sphere. Most of the conversations around the same have been about cultural humility, holding space and meeting the clients where they are. While acknowledging these roles we need to hold as mental health workers, it is [....] » Read More

Denis Larrivee, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conference
Keynote Presentation (Virtual)
Denis Larrivee, Loyola University Chicago, United States

Impaired self recognition and action execution feature prominently in schizophrenia, as well as in several other cognitive diseases. Though identified as a diseases of agency, the etiology of schizophrenia, in particular, has remained obscure. Whole genome studies have thus far f [....] » Read More

Elizabeth Dale Gilley, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conference
Keynote Presentation (Virtual)
Elizabeth Dale Gilley, The Elle Foundation, United States

An estimated 3% to 10% of school children meet the DSM-V criteria for ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), however, to be over-diagnosed, the rate of children inappropriately diagnosed with ADHD (false positives) would have to be larger than the number of children wit [....] » Read More

Meni Koslowsky, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Keynote Presentation (Virtual)
Meni Koslowsky, Ariel University, Israel

Background: For workers in the health professions, burnout is always a potential consequence. The term ‘burnout’ was first introduced by Freudenberger in 1974 to describe the conditions in which a person experiences physical and mental exhaustion caused by occupationa [....] » Read More

Sam Vaknin, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Keynote Presentation (Virtual)
Sam Vaknin, Southern Federal University, Russian Federation

Suggestibility is a clinical features of certain mental health issues, such as Histrionic Personality Disorder (HPD), Paranoid Personality Disorder (PPD), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Schizotypal Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, and Psychotic Disorders. Sugge [....] » Read More

Eric A Kreuter, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Eric A Kreuter, Cornerstone of Rhinebeck, United States

Addiction to chemical substances in a significant problem not just in the United States, but globally. Drugs are becoming harsher, and fentanyl is attempting to be made resistant to Narcan. Individuals who suffer from the disease of addiction face long-term consequences to contin [....] » Read More

Richard Dembo, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Richard Dembo, University of South Florida, United States

We present the background, formulation, and implementation of an innovative health service at the front end of the juvenile justice system serving the serious, growing public health service needs of justice involved youth-who bear a high burden of STD/HIV and other health problem [....] » Read More

Omar Reda, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Omar Reda, University of Colorado, United States

Many caregivers struggle with deep moral injuries like compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, survivor guilt, and burnout. Unfortunately, some cope with these challenges through self-destructive habits including shutting down, lashing out, using substance, or even suicide. Th [....] » Read More

Thersilla Oberbarnscheidt, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conference
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Thersilla Oberbarnscheidt, University of Pittsburgh, United States

Cannabis and cannabis derivates are enjoying wide popularity in the U.S. While many developments came to a hold during the Covid-19 pandemic, the legalization of cannabis further progressed along with an expanding market for Delta-THC.  Cannabis is federally a schedule 1 [....] » Read More

Sam Louie, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conference
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Sam Louie, Private Practice, United States

This presentation covers the intersection of addiction, recovery, immigrant and Asian experiences as well as the broader themes of minority mental health and assimilating into American culture as an ethnic minority. Sam Louie grew up torn between cultures as part of a first-ge [....] » Read More

Priyanka Gupta, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conference
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Priyanka Gupta, University of Delhi, United States

In the mythical world of Japan, there once was an Oni (demon) named Shuten-D?ji, the Sake-drinking creature, a captive of the maidens. With mounting captives, Minamoto no Raik?, the hero was tasked with the downfall of the Oni. Raik? and his companions camouflaged themselves as p [....] » Read More

Jessica Reichert, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Jessica Reichert, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, United States

Substance use disorders and overdoses continue to be a prevailing U.S. problem. Since 2016, overdose deaths involving opioids (the vast majority synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl) have been the most common form of accidental death, exceeding other causes including vehicles or g [....] » Read More

Alexei Alexandrov, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Alexei Alexandrov, Minsk regional clinical center "Psychiatry-narcology", Belarus

Background: Belarus still have a high population level of tobacco consumption. Tobacco smoking in Belarus is major risk for the NCDs mortality (1). E-cigarettes and heat-not-burn products (HTP) are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to cigarettes. There a lot of disc [....] » Read More

Skokov Roman, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Skokov Roman, Volzhsky Institute of Economics, Pedagogy and Law , Russian Federation

The statistical research was conducted over 34 European countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Ru [....] » Read More

Valery N Krasnov, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Valery N Krasnov, Moscow Research Institute of Psychiatry, Russian Federation

The aim of the study is to determine the changes in phenomenology of depressions over the past four decades. We’ve compared the archival date of one of the authors (V.N.K) obtained in the study of depression within 1980-1986 years (1-st group, 103 patients, 47 with Recurren [....] » Read More

Vijayan Gurumurthy Iyer, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conference
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Vijayan Gurumurthy Iyer, Bihar Institute of Public Administration & Rural Development, India

An environmental health impact assessment (EHIA) is proposed for an effective and efficient deaddiction system as it is to set the sustainable battle against drug use and alcoholism (1). It is necessary to build treatment and deaddiction facilities in 272 districts identified [....] » Read More

Anita V Handore, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Anita V Handore, Founder and Director,Phytoelixir Pvt.Ltd., India

The American Society of Addiction Medicine defines addiction as a primary, chronic ailment affecting brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits gives rise to distinctive biological, psychological, social, and spiritual consequences. Ind [....] » Read More

Santhosh Kumar J, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Santhosh Kumar J, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India

Patient safety has become a matter of global public health concern, and this problem has also become a fundamental issue of health care. The hospital is a place to provide round the clock treatment to patients. However, at the present time hospitals create life-threatening a [....] » Read More

Dhastagir Sultan Sheriff, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Dhastagir Sultan Sheriff, Anna Medical College, Mauritius

Ethics guides one to make a choice from the principle of what is right or wrong. Substance abuse involves both the provider and user. It can be also be personal and societal in nature. Morality and its legalization say “for public good” has to balance with the individ [....] » Read More

Donald Posson, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conference
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Donald Posson, National University, United States

Automated Neurofeedback (ANF) has a significant presence in the literature for its efficacy in alleviating the symptoms and behavioral manifestations that significantly challenge recovery from addictive disorders, with no enduring negative side-effects. ANF bridges the gap b [....] » Read More

Elizabeth Aderemi, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Elizabeth Aderemi, Loma Linda University, United States

Mental health is an imperative aspect of wholistic health, well-being, and overall health outcomes for all of as humans. Yet, in many nations and global cultures mental health faces neglect, scrutiny, and stigmatism. In the nation of Nigeria, mental health and mental illness cond [....] » Read More

Melissa Litenski, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Melissa Litenski, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, United States

The escalating global prevalence of polydrug use presents a complex challenge for healthcare professionals, with relatively unexplored implications for chronic users. Recent studies have established a link between drug abuse and psychosis, highlighting diverse pathogenetic mechan [....] » Read More

Christina Segura, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Christina Segura, University of Houston, United States

Gender based mental health disparities are well documented in the literature. For example, women are more likely to experience higher rates of anxiety or depression, and men are more likely to be diagnosed with substance use disorders. Therefore, identifying mediators between gen [....] » Read More

Elisa Victoria Pujals, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Elisa Victoria Pujals, Intercambios PR, United States

Methods: Using quantitative methods, we evaluated our mobile health clinic program, La Movil. We collected data on participant encounters from monthly reports and non-electronic chart reviews. In addition to demographic data, we evaluated engagement with mental and physical healt [....] » Read More

Tuan Anh Chau, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Tuan Anh Chau, Angelo State University, United States

Children and young people in the 21st century are digital natives whose communication and social dynamics are heavily driven by social media and mobile devices. Attentiondeficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) manifests into significant deficits in social interactions an [....] » Read More

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