International Society of Addiction Medicine | Congress 2015

Monday 5th to Thursday 8th October 2015

Addiction: From Biology to Recovery

Translating research evidence to improve clinical practice and community resilience.

Dundee University has been honoured and challenged to host the 17th International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) Congress on Monday 5th to Thursday 8th October 2015.

This will attract more than 100 international leading experts in the field of addiction medicine. This congress has the support of the World Health Organisation (WHO), US National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the European Monitoring Centre for Drug and Drug Abuse (EMCDDA) amongst other international organisations.

The programme will also incorporate the 14th Centre for Addiction Research and Education Scotland (CARES) Conference.

isamDUNDEE2015 Congress will not only include a scientific programme of the highest standards but it will also incorporate an Art and Culture Festival which has been inspired by the local communities experiencing the consequences of substance misuse.

The scientific programme will include workshops on: addiction mechanisms, comorbid mental and/or physical health issues and substance misuse, health inequalities, alcohol and drug policies, HIV and co-occurring infections, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in addiction medicine and innovative treatment interventions. There will also be 10 keynote lectures.

Welcome address from Dr Alex Baldacchino, isamDUNDEE2015 President

On behalf of the local organising committees, we cordially invite you to isamDUNDEE2015, the 17th International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) World Congress in 2015 in Dundee, Scotland. The running theme for this congress will be ‘Addiction: From Biology to Recovery- Translating research evidence to improve clinical practice and community resilience’.

isamDUNDEE2015 World Congress accreditation

isamDUNDEE2015 World Congress has been accredited for a maximum of 28 hours of Continual Professional Development (CPD) credits in accordance to the educational requirements by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK)

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Plenary Speakers


Professor Kathleen T Brady

Kathleen T. Brady, M.D., Ph.D.
President Elect, ISAM
Distinguished University Professor & Associate Provost, Clinical and Translational Research, Medical University of South Carolina
Director, South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute
Principal Investigator and Director of the Southern Consortium of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network

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Professor Ian Gilmore

Consultant Physician & Gastroenterologist, Royal Liverpool University Hospitals & Honorary Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Liverpool.
Chair of the European Alcohol & Health Forum Science Group and member of the Climate & Health Council


Professor David Goldberg

Consultant in Public Health Medicine/Consultant Clinical Epidemiologist, Health Protection Scotland and Honorary Professor of Public Health, University of Glasgow


Professor Howard Moss

Former Associate Director for Clinical and Translational Research, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (NIAA) of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland


Professor George Koob

Professor & Chair of the Committee on Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders, The Scripps Research Institute and Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and the Scaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California. Director, NIAA Alcohol Research Center, Consortium Coordinator, NIAA’s multi-center Integrative Neuroscience Initiative on Alcoholism, Co-Director, Pearson Center for Alcoholism & Addiction Research


Professor Trevor Robbins

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Chair of Experimental Psychology (and Head of Department), Director of Behavioural & Clinical Neuroscience Institute, University of Cambridge Fellow, British Psychological Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences and The Royal Society


Dr Elizabeth Sáenz

Elizabeth Sáenz, MD, Pediatrician, MSc PHDC, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, MSc MCH, ICH, University College  London, UK. She works with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) – Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section/Drug Prevention and Health Branch.


Professor Nick Heather

Emeritus Professor of Alcohol & Other Drug Studies, Division of Psychology, Northumbria University. Founding Director of the National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia


Professor Keith Humphreys

Professor & Section Director for Mental Health Policy, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University. Senior Research Career Scientist, VA Health Services Research Center, Palo Alta. Honorary Professor of Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London


Professor Wim van den Brink

Professor of Psychiatry & Addiction, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam (AMC-UvA) and Director of the Amsterdam Institute for Addiction Research (AIAR). President of the International Collaboration on ADHD & Substance Abuse (ICASA) and Chair, Scientific Programme Committee for the Annual Congress of the European College of Neurospychpharmacology (ECNP)

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