1st Erada International Addiction Conference

2 - 3 March, 2018 @Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai

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Hosted by and in association with

Dr. Abdulqader Alkhayat
Chairman of Erada Center for Treatment & Rehab

About EIA Conference

From Erada Center’s Chairman

Erada Center for Treatment & Rehab is pleased to announce 1st Erada International Addiction Conference (EIA), in Dubai, to be held in the hub that connects the world, the city of Dubai. It is our pleasure to invite all that are interested and are seeking to know more about the disease of addiction. We believe that addiction is not only an individual and a family disease but also a society disease that affects our economy, security and our interconnected world. Thus, we aim to:

  • Bridge the gap between addiction problem and the treatment methodologies worldwide
  • Offer a platform for discussion and innovation of ways to provide state of the art addiction treatments
  • Provide methods and tools to enable society to deal with addiction patients
  • Help the Gulf region understand more about the disease of addiction

For all of those individuals and families seeking help our message is that you are not alone, we are here to help and find out more about this disease and sophisticated ways of treatment presented by experts in this field and supported by scientific studies. EIA Conference takes its first step this year to present topics including: The Social Neuroscience of Addiction & Recovery, Addiction as a Brain Disease with Social Consequences, Reconsidering Addiction Treatment: Bridging the Gap between Research & Practice, Nuerofeedback workshop &Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) workshop.

Prof Hamdy Mosehly
Medical Director & Conference Chairman

Welcome letter

Dear Colleagues, On behalf of the conference committee and Erada Center for Treatment and Rehabiliation, we would like to extend our warmest invitation to you to participate in 1st Erada International Addiction Conference held from 2-3rd March 2017 at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, UAE. It is our great privilege and honour to host the 2017 Congress in partnership with Caron International Clinics (USA), we hope that the congress will demonstrate the UAE as leading pioneer in the region for expertise in Addiction. Erada has been actively involved in many areas of development of alcohol and substance abuse disorders in the UAE along with contributing towards improving teaching, training and capacity building in mental health. Our vision is to create a world-leading conference to use as an important platform for meeting, discussing and sharing thoughts for future collaboration in many areas of addiction and it’s role in mental health and wider-society. We are pleased that 2018 Congress will address all these issues and we hope your participation in the scientific programme will add value to our efforts for strengthening our mission to promote addiction in our region.

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Speakers

Director General and the Head of the WHO

H.E. Dr Hamad Al Ghafri MBBS, MPH, PhD

Director General and the Head of the WHO

Director General and the Head of the WHO

H.E. Dr Hamad Al Ghafri MBBS, MPH, PhD

Director General and the Head of the WHO

H.E. Dr Hamad Al Ghafri is the Director General and the Head of the WHO Collaborative Centre for substance use prevention and treatment of substance use disorders (National Rehabilitation Centre Abu Dhabi). He received his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology in 1999 and his Masters in Public Health from Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, USA in 2002. He obtained his PhD from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom in 2013.
Dr Hamad Al Ghafri serves in many national and international bodies. He is the Head of Higher Committee for Treatment, Rehabilitation and Social Re-integration and a Board Member of Anti Dugs Council in the UAE. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the College of Medicine and Health Sciences of the United Arab Emirates University.
Internationally he is the Chair of the Commissioners of the International Centre for Credentialing and Education of Addiction Professionals (ICCE) of the Colombo Plan. He is also the Vice President of the Arab Federation for Drug Prevention since 2005. He was a member of the Management Board that established the new journal the International Journal of Prevention and Treatment of Drug Use Disorders (IJPTSUD). Under his leadership this will be re-launched as the International Addiction Review (IAR) in 2017. He is a Mental Health Advisor to the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO) of the WHO and Chair of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of UNODC and WHO. He is a Board member of the International Society for Addiction Medicine and was the chair of the local organizing committee of ISAM 2017 conference and a Board Member of the International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR). He is also Emeritus Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan.
His research interests include public health aspects and prevention of addiction, particularly in Arab countries. He has published widely in these areas. He has a particular interest in promoting research in the developing world and dissemination of research information.
In recognition of his contribution to his field and the country, Dr. Hamad Al Ghafri was awarded the Sheik Rashed Award for Science and Culture in 2003 and 2014. In 2017, he was awardedthe honor of Lifetime Membership of the American Society for Addiction Medicine.

WHO Collaborating Center for Research and Training in Mental Health

Professor Ahmed Okasha

WHO Collaborating Center for Research and Training in Mental Health

WHO Collaborating Center for Research and Training in Mental Health

Professor Ahmed Okasha

WHO Collaborating Center for Research and Training in Mental Health

Ahmed Okasha is a Professor and Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Training and Research in Mental Health. He is the founder and honorary Chairman of the Okasha Institute of Psychiatry at Ain Shams University, Cairo. He was also the Chairperson of the Neuropsychiatric Department at Ain Shams University from 1988 to 1994.

Okasha is President of the Egyptian Psychiatric Association, Honorary President of the Arab Federation of Psychiatrists, was President of the World Psychiatric Association (2002 – 2005), President of the Egyptian Society of Biological Psychiatry, President of the WFSBP, Chairman of WPA Review Committee (2008 – 2011), Chairman of WPA Ethics’ Committee (1993 – 2002).

He has been on the editorial advisory board of twenty international scientific journals. He was awarded the golden Medal of ICAPAP ( 2004), Honorary Fellowship of The American College of Psychiatrists (2002), Fellow of Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh, 1973), Fellow of Royal College of Psychiatrists (London, 1973), Honorary Fellow of WPA( 2005), and Presidential Commendation of APA (2006).

He has published more than 260 original articles in national and international journals, was an editor and contributor of 47 books. Okasha received the State Merit Prize in Creativity in Medicine (2000), State Merit Award in Medical Sciences (2007), and El Nil Merit Award in Medical Sciences (2010

Caron Institute, USA

Dr. Anthony Campo

Caron Institute, USA

Caron Institute, USA

Dr. Anthony Campo

Caron Institute, USA

Dr. Anthony Campo is the Medical Director at Caron Renaissance and Ocean Drive. In this position he is responsible for oversight of the medical department which consists of psychiatrists, an addiction medicine physician, nurse practitioner, neuropsychologist and the Florida Neurofeedback Therapy team.

He was previously Medical Director of the Psychiatric Emergency Services Center at Jersey City Medical Center and Psychiatric Emergency Access Center at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center. He filled the role of Associate Medical Director at Gracie Square Hospital in New York City. He was an associate professor of clinical psychiatry at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

He is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He is board certified by both the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology and the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He is a member of the Florida Psychiatric Society, Palm Beach Psychiatric Society, and American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. He attended Boston College, Columbia University and medical school at St. Georges University in Grenada. He completed his internship and residency in adult psychiatry at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York and attended a fellowship in Chemical Dependency at Fair Oaks Hospital in Delray Beach, Florida. He has lectured in New York and Florida on addiction and co-occurring disorders and has appeared on Fox’s Good Morning America.

Caron Institute USA

Cheryl Knepper

Caron Institute USA

Caron Institute USA

Cheryl Knepper

Caron Institute USA

Ms. Knepper is the Vice President of Clinical Services for Caron Treatment Services located in Wernersville, Pennsylvania. The programs in which Ms. Knepper has clinical and administrative oversight of are Adolescent Services, Young Adult Services, Women’s Services, Quality, Outpatient Counseling – PA and Atlanta and Research. She has worked extensively in the field of co-occurring disorders with adults, adolescents and families over the past twenty-seven years.

Ms. Knepper received her BS from Kutztown University and a MA from Marywood University. She is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), a Board-Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC), an Internationally Certified Co- Occurring Disorders Professional Diplomate (ICCDPD), a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist/Supervisor (CSAT-S) and a Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist (CMAT).

Specialty topics presented by Ms. Knepper include Women and Addiction, Understanding Addiction Interaction – Sexual Addiction and The Chemically Dependent Population, Adolescent Self-Injury, Understanding Dual Diagnosis and Treatment Approaches, Relapse and Recovery, Benefits of Art Therapy as a Treatment Option for Substance Abuse, Importance of a Continuum of Care – promoting sustained and achievable Recovery, Essential Components of Treatment: Working with the Family System and Awakening the Creative Spirit – The Use of Art as Healing. Ms. Knepper has presented nationally on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with adults, adolescents and families.

Ms. Knepper has had academic appointments as adjunct professor at Marywood University and Kutztown University. She has mentored clinical internships affiliated with Penn State University, Drexel/Hahneman University, Alvernia University, Villanova University and George Washington University.
For twenty years, Ms. Knepper was the Clinical Director of Adolescent Services for the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading, PA. While at the hospital, she developed, designed and integrated, innovative programming for adolescents and their families with co-occurring disorders.

Ms. Knepper has also been a guest expert on the Dr. Oz and Anderson Cooper Show and co-author of several peer review journal articles about addiction.

Harvard University, USA

Dr. John Kelly

Harvard University, USA

Harvard University, USA

Dr. John Kelly

Harvard University, USA

Dr. Kelly is the Elizabeth R. Spallin Associate Professor of Psychiatry in Addiction Medicine at Harvard Medical School-the first ever endowed professor in addiction medicine at Harvard. He is the Founder and Director of the Recovery Research Institute at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Associate Director of the Center for Addiction Medicine. Dr. Kelly is a former President, and current Fellow, of the American Psychological Association Society of Addiction Psychology. Dr. Kelly sits on numerous Scientific Advisory Boards and serves as consultant to U.S. federal agencies and foreign governments. With clinical and research expertise in addiction treatment and recovery, Dr. Kelly’s work has highlighted the mechanisms of behavior change and the effects of stigma and discrimination on individuals suffering from substance use disorder.

With over two decades of research, Dr. Kelly has published more than 140 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and chapters in the field of addiction science. He is an Associate Editor for several academic journals and was an author on the 2016 Surgeon General’s report “Facing Addiction in America.” Dr. Kelly is also the blogger of Addiction & Recovery 101 for Psychology Today.

As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Kelly continues to see patients weekly.

Corporate Director of Neurocognitive Services, Caron Treatment Centers

Dr. Jonathan Harris

Corporate Director of Neurocognitive Services, Caron Treatment Centers

Corporate Director of Neurocognitive Services, Caron Treatment Centers

Dr. Jonathan Harris

Corporate Director of Neurocognitive Services, Caron Treatment Centers

Dr. Jonathan Harris, PhD
Corporate Director of Neurocognitive Services, Caron Treatment Centers

Dr. Jonathan Harris is the Corporate Director of Neurocognitive Services at Caron Pennsylvania. In his role, he oversees the neurofeedback programs in Pennsylvania and Florida, implementing strategies to enhance patient treatment efficacy through the use of neurofeedback technology.  He completed his PhD in Neuroscience at the Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine. As part of his PhD program, Dr. Harris was a TL1 Scholar for the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at Penn State, a consortium supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and developed to bridge the persisting gap between the basics sciences and clinical practice. Dr. Harris previously worked in collaboration with Caron to investigate functional brain imaging predictors of relapse in patients with alcohol use disorders.

In addition to his degree in Neuroscience, Dr. Harris has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He has instructed Cognitive Psychology for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) and assisted in neuroanatomy laboratory dissections for medical students at the Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Harris is a contributing author on scientific articles published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine and Brain Research Bulletin, and has presented his research at several scientific conferences, including the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) and the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA).

Intellectual Disability, UK

Dr. Khaled Sultan

Intellectual Disability, UK

Intellectual Disability, UK

Dr. Khaled Sultan

Intellectual Disability, UK

Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists UK.
The Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) In Intellectual Disability,UK.
Member of EMDR association in the United Kingdom and Ireland, EMDR ( Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) .
Establishing Member of Syrian Association for Mental Health (SAMH).
An experienced Consultant Psychiatrist who has worked in this field in excess of 28 years. His specialisms include Intellectual Disability and Personality Disorders.
He is recognised as someone who achieves outstanding results with severe, complex and challenging patients.

I have been teaching doctors/nurses/health care workers/Psychologists and assistant psychologists in the field of EMDR/Trauma related conditions /Learning Disability /ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorders) in UK and abroad.
Seen as someone with a high intellectual ability and strong academic ethos, always seeking to grow his knowledge, higher study, research and practice.
People describe him as a friendly and likeable character, with good judgment and strong leadership skills.

Key Specialism
1. Intellectual Disability Psychiatry including ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorders)
2. Personality Disorders.
3. Woman with LD/PD service.
4. Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapy (CBT)
5- Forensics LD Psychiatry including PD/ASD/Sex Offenders service.
6- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)
7- Mental Health Law Including Mental Capacity Act 2005(Dols Assessor)

Humanitarian Missions
I have had so far twenty seven missions from 02/2012.
My Humanitarian Missions were to Libya, Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey to provide teaching and training for many medical and mental Health professionals as well as assessing and treating over 800 individuals (over 400 have PTSD).

WHO Collaborating Center for Research and Training in Mental Health

Professor Tareq Okasha

WHO Collaborating Center for Research and Training in Mental Health

WHO Collaborating Center for Research and Training in Mental Health

Professor Tareq Okasha

WHO Collaborating Center for Research and Training in Mental Health

Professor of Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine Ain Shams University, visiting Professor of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Misr University for Science and Technology, 6th of October City and visiting Professor of Psychiatry to Psychology Department Faculty of Arts, Cairo University and Ain Shams University.
Executive member of the National Council for Mental Health in Egypt (MOH), director and Technical Advisor to MOH National Council Psychiatric Hospitals, and board member and examiner in the Egyptian Board for Psychiatry (MOH).
World Psychiatric Association (WPA) executive committee member and secretary for scientific meetings and Chairperson of the WPA Operational Committee on Scientific Meetings, Executive Committee, Director of the secretariat for the WPA Presidential Global Child Mental Health Program, member of the Egyptian Psychiatric Association, the Egyptian Society of Biological Psychiatry, founding Member & Executive Committee Member of the Egyptian Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and founding Member & Treasurer of the Egyptian Alzheimer Society.
Member and honorary member of many international associations and organizations,
Associate Editor of the Egyptian Journal of Psychiatry and Assistant to the editor and chief of Current Psychiatry Journal, Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Child Neuropsychiatry, Member of the editorial board of the British Journal of Psychiatry (Middle East Edition) and Member of the Editorial board of Archives of General Psychiatry (Middle East Edition).
Published more than 40 papers in national and international journals contributed in 12 national and international books and supervised more than 30 masters and doctorate degree thesis.

Professor in Psychiatry

Professor Amani Haroon El Rasheed

Professor in Psychiatry

Professor in Psychiatry

Professor Amani Haroon El Rasheed

Professor in Psychiatry

Prof. Amany Haroun El Rasheed, is a Professor in Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University since 2007. She was a NIDA (National Institute of Drug Abuse) Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellow in Johns Hopkins University, year 1998-1999.

She shared in many researches on addiction as well as other psychiatric disorders, which are published both nationally and internationally. She also published a book with the title:“Basic Principles of Substance Use Disorders”

She was the first to run an addiction clinicin a University Hospital in Egypt. Moreover, she has been sharing in its development and running of drug and alcohol abuse treatment services in the Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

She has been sharing in improving the education in the field of substance use disorders all over Egypt in the form of the continuous medical education workshops and training courses from 2000 till now.

Chairman & Clinical Director of Solace Sabah
Retreat

Dr Prem Kumar Shanmugam

Chairman & Clinical Director of Solace Sabah
Retreat

Chairman & Clinical Director of Solace Sabah
Retreat

Dr Prem Kumar Shanmugam

Chairman & Clinical Director of Solace Sabah
Retreat

Dr Prem Kumar Shanmugam co-founded Solace with the vision of helping people with
addictions recover and learn to live for life. His hand picked team of
passionate clinicians not only bring with them the professional expertise
in the science of addiction treatment but also real life experiences as
well. He has worked in the field of addictions and psychology for over 10
years.

Prem is the Past President of the Association of Psychotherapists and
Counsellors (Singapore) and the Regional Director of the Asia Pacific
Certification Board (Singapore) while being one of the founding members as
well. He is a psychologist, psychotherapist, trainer, facilitator and is
actively involved in research in the addiction field.

He has published widely on topics such as evaluating treatment programmes,
social anxiety and addiction treatment, family and addictions, codependency
and families, treatment and outcomes on depression, anxiety and stress. He
works with people with addiction issues from all walks of life in an
intuitive multicultural settings. His area of interest is in culture
specific treatment approaches for families with addictions.

Prem specializes in developing and evaluating substance abuse treatment
programmes. He is actively involved in customizing treatment approaches for
family members who have loved ones with addictions. Focusing on concepts
like trauma bonding and the Stockholm Syndrome, he explains the logic and
the science behind codependency and how family members play a role in
maintaining the addiction.

Prem is a certified practitioner in Management of Family Violence
Counseling, Certified Clinical  Supervisor, Certified Substance Abuse
Therapist (Level 4) and a Certified Psychotherapist and Counsellor (Level
4).

He  also reviews and writes articles and frequently presents at
international conferences. He has authored two handbooks for Masters
Students on a counselling course with a UK based University, the Treatment
Manual for clients seeking treatment in Solace and handbook for Family
members to understand addictions better.

Consultant psychiatrist

Dr Maged Agour

Consultant psychiatrist

Consultant psychiatrist

Dr Maged Agour

Consultant psychiatrist

Dr Maged Agour, a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, is a consultant psychiatrist who has practised psychiatry in the UK for more than 18 years. He started his career in Birmingham, where he trained in general psychiatry. Dr Agour then moved to Cambridge and other parts of the UK to pursue higher specialist training in psychiatry.Dr Agour’s special interests include addiction, forensics and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Jumeirah Emirates Towers

Dubai, UAE

March 2 - 3, 2018

09:00 AM – 05:00 PM

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Conference Hosts
Erada Center for Treatment and Rehab
Website: www.erada.ae
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Conference Organizers
Focus Gulf Conference
Website: www.focus-gulf.com
Organiser: Mr Gerard Moore
Mobile: +971-50-956-4276
Email: Gerard@focus-gulf.com