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To all ISAM members & Affiliates
March 6, 2022

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ISAM 2022 Valletta
 
Addictions in a Pandemic Reality: Building Resilience

The Malta webpages have gone live for the ISAM2022 Valletta Hybrid Global Congress –
Call for Abstracts/Symposia and Registration now open for both in-face and virtual participation

Check out the webpages for updated information: https://www.um.edu.mt/events/isamvalletta2022 on Congress venue (University of Malta, Valletta Campus), topics, sponsor opportunities and available bursaries. Also visit the ISAM webpages for information: isamweb.org

Confirmed Key Note Speakers:

Prof. Ornelia Corazza
Chair, Addiction Services, Dept of Clinical Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences,
University of Hertfordshire, UK

Dr Clare Gerada (UK) Supporting Clinicians
President, Royal College of General Practitioners, London

Professor Anton Grech
Clinical Chairman, Mental Health Services, Malta

Dr Asmus Hammerich
Director, Non communicable Diseases, WHO EMRO

Dr. Susana Jimenez Murcia
Coordinator, Pathological Gaming and Behavioral Unit, University Hospital Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain

Professor Amy Justice
Yale School of Public Health, US

Professor David Nutt
Director, Neuropsychopharmacology Unit, Dept of Brain Sciences, Imperial College, London, UK

Dr. Peter Sarosi
Executive Director of the Rights Reporter Foundation, Budapest, Hungary
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The latest ISAM Assembly of Regional Representatives and Affiliate Societies saw 40 presenters and attendees from 50 countries in an educational 3-hr event. Please go to ISAMweb.org under Products and on the ISAM GEN webpage you can find the link to the slides and information on the speakers and their organizations.
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Welcome to our newest Affiliate Societies

LITHUANIA:

The Lithuanian Association of Addiction Psychiatry (LPPA) is a nongovernmental, voluntary organization uniting medical doctors whose work is related to the care of addicted patients. The association was founded in 1998. Goals: the main goals of the association are to strengthen interdisciplinary cooperation and represent delivery of quality evidence-based patient care. Members: the association has 20 members, most are psychiatrists and one is a nurse working directly in addiction care.


MOROCCO:

The Association Marocaine D’Addictologie (AMA) is a non-profit scientific association, leader in the field of addictions, founded on 03/13/2014 It brings together for the first time in Morocco, all health professionals working in the field of addictology: psychiatrists, psychotherapists, psychologists, addictologists. The AMA is a leading scientific association in the field of addictions. The main objective of the AMA is to promote the exercise of the medical profession in the field of addictology, organizes scientific events (scientific days, congresses and conferences).


AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND:

RACP – Royal Australasian College of Physicians Chapter of Addiction Medicine (AChAM) is the peak body for addiction medicine physicians in Australia and New Zealand. RACP connects, represents and trains Physicians and trainee physicians across Australia and New Zealand. Membership to the RACP affords physicians and paediatricians various benefits and continual care support as they progress through their careers. Current membership is 250.
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Conferences coming up in March/April/May

53rd American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Annual Conference – ASAM 2022 Innovations in Addiction Medicine and Science
March 31 - April 3, 2022
Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Florida
Info: https://annualconference.asam.org/

30th European Congress of Psychiatry - EPA 2022 Linking Clinical Practice and Research for better Mental Health Care in Europe
April 2, 2022 – April 5, 2022
Budapest, Hungary
Info: https://epa-congress.org/

Society of Biological Psychiatry Annual Meeting – SOBP 2022
Positivity and Happiness in a Worrisome World

April 28, 2022 – April 30, 2022
New Orleans, LA USA
Info: https://sobp.org/

ISSUP/ICCUDR/INL and the NRC Uniting the Global Community to Face the Challenge of Addiction
May 11-16, 2022
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Info: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/workshops/abu-dhabi-2022

EUROPAD - Heroin Addiction and Related Problems
May 20-22, 2022
Pisa, Italy
Info: https://www.europad.org/

CAMH, CCSA and MHCC
From Research to Reality: Global Summit on Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Medicine

May 27-29, 2022
Toronto, Canada
Info: https://kmb.camh.ca/eenet/initiatives/psychedelic-science-conference-and-webinar-series
 
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