Coalesce Research Group is very delighted to invite you to our International Conference on Addiction, Psychiatry and Mental Health on November 11-12, 2019 at Rome, Italy with the ongoing theme “Novel approaches and Developments in Addiction Research and Psychiatry”. The committee takes the pleasure of inviting the eminent scientists, professors, scientific communities, doctors, therapists, counsellors, students and business delegates welcomes to showcase their latest science, research, best practices and innovations in Addiction Research, Addiction Treatment, Rehabilitation Therapies, etc., towards the upcoming researchers in the medical field.
The main theme of the conference is to provide unique ethical and responsive methods to all researchers towards addiction unusual cases and to deal with most updated research and practical challenges adopted in the field of addiction.
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- Addiction Researchers
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Your commitment to learning about addiction is a valuable contribution to your life and your community.There’s so much to learn about this brain we’ve inherited. Join with us at International Conference on Addiction, Psychiatry and Mental Health on November 11-12, 2019 at Rome, Italy as we advance our common commitment to build our power over this brain we’ve inherited.
Loretta G Breuning, PhD
Inner Mammal Institute
California State University, East Bay
Substance Abuse and Addiction:
Substance abuse is when you take drugs that are not legal. Substance abuse refers to the harmful or hazardous use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and illicit drugs. Psychoactive substance use can lead to dependence syndrome - a cluster of behavioural, cognitive, and physiological phenomena that develop after repeated substance use and that typically include a strong desire to take the drug, difficulties in controlling its use, persisting in its use despite harmful consequences, a higher priority given to drug use than to other activities and obligations, increased tolerance, and sometimes a physical withdrawal state. Excessive use of alcohol, prescription medicine, and other legal substances too much or in the wrong way can lead to various disorders. Persons who develop a substance use problem have depression, attention deficit disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, or another mental problem. A stressful or chaotic lifestyle and low self-esteem are also common.People can develop an addiction to:
- PCP, LSD and other hallucinogens
- Inhalants, such as, paint thinners and glue
- Opioid pain killers, such as codeine and oxycodone, heroin
- Sedatives, hypnotics and anxiolytics (medicines for anxiety such as tranquilizers)
- Cocaine, methamphetamine and other stimulants
Behavioral health and Addictive Disorders
Behavioral health includes the sudy of emotions, behaviors and biology relating to a person’s mental well-being, their ability to function in every day life and their concept of self. Behavioral health disorders inclusde stress, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, grief, addiction, ADHD or learning disabilities, mood disorders, or other psychological concerns. It results from changes in the brain that can occur with repeated use of alcohol or drugs. The most severe expression of the disorder, addiction, is associated with changes in the function of brain circuits involved in pleasure, learning, stress, decision making, and self-control. Addictive disorders, like drug abuse and dependence, are common disorders that involve the overuse of alcohol and/or drugs. Addiction develops over time and is a chronic and relapsing illness. Different types of addictive diorders can be:
- Intermittent explosive disorde
Chronic Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol use disorder (which includes a level that's sometimes called alcoholism) is a pattern of alcohol use that involves problems controlling your drinking, being preoccupied with alcohol, continuing to use alcohol even when it causes problems, having to drink more to get the same effect, or having withdrawal symptoms when you rapidly decrease or stop drinking. Different health risks include:
- Liver disease
- Ulcers and gastrointestinal problems
- Immune system dysfunction
- Brain damage
- Malnourishment and vitamin deficiencies
- Heart disease and cardiovascular health
- Accidents and injuries
Opioid dependence is a complex health condition that often requires long-term treatment and care. The treatment of opioid dependence is important to reduce its health and social consequences and to improve the well-being and social functioning of people affected. The main objectives of treating and rehabilitating persons with opioid dependence are to reduce dependence on illicit drugs; to reduce the morbidity and mortality caused by the use of illicit opioids, or associated with their use, such as infectious diseases; to improve physical and psychological health; to reduce criminal behaviour; to facilitate reintegration into the workforce and education system and to improve social functioning. The ultimate achievement of a drug free state is the ideal and ultimate objective but this is unfortunately not feasible for all individuals with opioid dependence, especially in the short term.
Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use despite adverse consequences. It is considered a brain disorder, because it involves functional changes to brain circuits involved in reward, stress, and self-control, and those changes may last a long time after a person has stopped taking drugs.Epidemiological studies of substance use and substance use disorders (SUDs) have provided an abundance of data on the patterns of substance use in nationally representative samples across the world.
Mental Illness and Dual Diagnosis
Dual diagnosis (also referred to as co-occurring disorders) is a term for when someone experiences a mental illness and a substance use disorder simultaneously. Either disorder—substance use or mental illness-can develop first. People experiencing a mental health condition may turn to alcohol or other drugs as a form of self-medication to improve the mental health symptoms they experience. However, research shows that alcohol and other drugs worsen the symptoms of mental illnesses.
Psychiatry and Addiction
Addiction psychiatry is a medical subspecialty within psychiatry that focuses on the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of people who are suffering from one or more disorders related to addiction. This may include disorders involving legal and illegal drugs, gambling, sex, food, and other impulse control disorders. Addiction psychiatrists are substance abuse experts. Growing amounts of scientific knowledge, such as the health effects and treatments to substance abuse, have led to advancements in the field of addiction psychiatry. These advancements in understanding the neurobiology of rewarding behavior, along with federal funding, has allowed for ample opportunity for research in the discipline of addiction psychiatry. Addiction psychiatry is an expanding field, and currently there is a high demand for substance abuse experts in both the private and public sector.
Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
Alcoholism is the inability to control drinking due to both a physical and emotional dependence on alcohol. Symptoms include repeated alcohol consumption despite related legal and health issues. Those with alcoholism may begin each day with a drink, feel guilty about their drinking, and have the desire to cut down on the amount of drinking. Treatment involves counseling by a healthcare professional. A detoxification program in a hospital or medical facility is an option for those who need additional assistance. Medications are available that reduce the desire to drink.
Eating disorders are a group of conditions marked by an unhealthy relationship with food. The three main types are anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. Eating disorders are a serious medical problem that can have long-term health consequences if left untreated. Common symptoms of eating disorders includes:
- Emotional and behavioral
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Otherwuise Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED)
- Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
- Rumination Disorder
- Compulsive Exercise
Mindfulness and Rehabilitation Therapies
Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. Mindfulness meditation asks us to suspend judgment and unleash our natural curiosity about the workings of the mind, approaching our experience with warmth and kindness, to ourselves and others. Mindfulness is available to us in every moment, whether through meditations and body scans, or mindful moment practices like taking time to pause and breathe when the phone rings instead of rushing to answer it.
Drug treatment is intended to help addicted individuals stop compulsive drug seeking and use. Treatment can occur in a variety of settings, take many different forms, and last for different lengths of time. Because drug addiction is typically a chronic disorder characterized by occasional relapses, a short-term, one-time treatment is usually not sufficient. For many, treatment is a long-term process that involves multiple interventions and regular monitoring.Treatment medications, such as methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone (including a new long-acting formulation), are available for individuals addicted to opioids, while nicotine preparations (patches, gum, lozenges, and nasal spray) and the medications varenicline and bupropion are available for individuals addicted to tobacco. Disulfiram, acamprosate, and naltrexone are medications available for treating alcohol dependence, which commonly co-occurs with other drug addictions, including addiction to prescription medications.
Gambling and Cyber Crime
Gambling is the wagering of money or something of value on an event with an uncertain outcome, with the primary intent of winning money or material goods. Gambling thus requires three elements to be present: consideration, risk, and a prize. The outcome of the wager is often immediate, such as a single roll of dice, a spin of a roulette wheel, or a horse crossing the finish line, but longer time frames are also common, allowing wagers on the outcome of a future sports contest or even an entire sports season. Cybercrime, or computer-oriented crime, is a crime that involves a computer and a network. The computer may have been used in the commission of a crime, or it may be the target.Types of Cybercrime includes:
- DDoS Attacks
- Identity Theft
- Social Engineering
- Potentially Unwanted Programs
- Prohibited/Illegal Content
- Online Scams
- Exploit Kits
Depression and Anxiety Disorders
Depression occurs more often in women than men. Some differences in the manner in which the depressed mood manifests has been found based on sex and age. In men it manifests often as tiredness, irritability and anger. They may show more reckless behavior and abuse drugs and alcohol. They also tend to not recognize that they are depressed and fail to seek help. In women depression tends to manifest as sadness, worthlessness, and guilt. In younger children depression is more likely to manifest as school refusal, anxiety when separated from parents, and worry about parents dying. Depressed teenagers tend to be irritable, sulky, and get into trouble in school. They also frequently have co-morbid anxiety, eating disorders, or substance abuse. In older adults depression may manifest more subtly as they tend to be less likely to admit to feelings of sadness or grief and medical illnesses which are more common in this population also contributes or causes the depression. Types of depression include:
- Major Depressive Disorder
- Persistent depressive disorder
- Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
- Adjustment Disorder with Depressed Mood
Methamphetamine (METH) belongs to a class of compounds called phenethylamines which exhibits catecholaminergic, dopaminergic, and serotonergic effects. It was first manufactured in 1893 for the treatment of asthma and upper respiratory congestion, but indications and usage in the medical field have increased over the last 124 years. Today, methamphetamines are clinically used for the treatment of short-term obesity, narcolepsy, and attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity. Recreational use of methamphetamines has reached epidemic proportions in the South Pacific (Asia, Japan, China, Philippines), as well as the United States. The majority of illegal methamphetamines are produced in the United States in rural areas in what is known as clandestine labs. Using common household materials, including acetone, red phosphorus, sodium hydroxide, sulfuric acid, ammonia, toluene, along with over the counter cold medicines, ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, methamphetamines can be easily manufactured.Amphetamines can induce these disorders:
- Amphetamine-induced bipolar disorder
- Amphetamine-induced depressive disorder
- Amphetamine-induced psychotic disorder
- Amphetamine-induced sexual dysfunction
- Amphetamine-induced sleep disorder
- Amphetamine intoxication
- Amphetamine intoxication delirium
- Amphetamine withdrawal
- Amphetamine-induced obsessive-compulsive and related disorder
- Unspecified stimulant-related disorder
Drinking alcohol at any time during pregnancy can cause serious health problems for your baby. Alcohol includes wine, wine coolers, beer and liquor. Alcohol in the mother’s blood passes to the baby through the umbilical cord. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, and a range of lifelong physical, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities. These disabilities are known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). There is no safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy. Alcohol can cause problems for the developing baby throughout pregnancy, including before a woman knows she is pregnant. Drinking alcohol in the first three months of pregnancy can cause the baby to have abnormal facial features. Growth and central nervous system problems (e.g., low birthweight, behavioral problems) can occur from drinking alcohol anytime during pregnancy. The baby’s brain is developing throughout pregnancy and can be affected by exposure to alcohol at any time. Children with FASDs might have the following characteristics and behaviors:
- Abnormal facial features, such as a smooth ridge between the nose and upper lip (this ridge is called the philtrum)
- Small head size
- Shorter-than-average height
- Low body weight
- Poor coordination
- Hyperactive behavior
- Difficulty with attention
- Poor memory
- Difficulty in school (especially with math)
- Learning disabilities
- Speech and language delays
- Intellectual disability or low IQ
- Poor reasoning and judgment skills
- Sleep and sucking problems as a baby
- Vision or hearing problems
- Problems with the heart, kidney, or bones
Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. People with schizophrenia may seem like they have lost touch with reality. Although schizophrenia is not as common as other mental disorders, the symptoms can be very disabling.Symptoms of schizophrenia usually start between ages 16 and 30. In rare cases, children have schizophrenia too. Symptoms include:
- Thought disorders
- Movement disorders
- “Flat affect”
- Reduced feelings of pleasure in everyday life
- Difficulty beginning and sustaining activities
- Reduced speaking
- Poor “executive functioning”
- Trouble focusing or paying attention
- Problems with “working memory”
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. Fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to help defend against danger or to avoid it. This “fight-or-flight” response is a typical reaction meant to protect a person from harm. Nearly everyone will experience a range of reactions after trauma, yet most people recover from initial symptoms naturally. Those who continue to experience problems may be diagnosed with PTSD. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened, even when they are not in danger. Symptoms include:
- Bad dreams
- Frightening thoughts
- Negative thoughts
- Memory problems
- Feeling emotionally numb
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which time people have recurring, unwanted thoughts, ideas or sensations that make them feel driven to do something repetitivelyPeople with OCD may have symptoms of obsessions, compulsions, or both. These symptoms can interfere with all aspects of life, such as work, school, and personal relationships. The repetitive behaviors, such as hand washing, checking on things or cleaning, can significantly interfere with a person’s daily activities and social interactions.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism spectrum disorder is a condition related to brain development that impacts how a person perceives and socializes with others, causing problems in social interaction and communication. The disorder also includes limited and repetitive patterns of behavior. The term "spectrum" in autism spectrum disorder refers to the wide range of symptoms and severity. Autism spectrum disorder includes conditions that were previously considered separate — autism, Asperger's syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder and an unspecified form of pervasive developmental disorder. Some people still use the term "Asperger's syndrome," which is generally thought to be at the mild end of autism spectrum disorder. Symptoms includes:
- Early infancy
- Reduced eye contact
- Lack of response
- Losing language skills
- Change in patterns of behavior
Tourette Syndrome is one type of Tic Disorder. Tics are involuntary, repetitive movements and vocalizations. They are the defining feature of a group of childhood-onset, neurodevelopmental conditions known collectively as Tic Disorders and individually as Tourette Syndrome, Chronic Tic Disorder (Motor or Vocal Type), and Provisional Tic Disorder. The three Tic Disorders are distinguished by the types of tics present (motor, vocal/ phonic, or both) and by the length of time that the tics have been present. Individuals with Tourette Syndrome (TS) have had at least two motor tics and at least one vocal/ phonic tic in some combination over the course of more than a year. By contrast, individuals with Chronic Tic Disorder have either motor tics or vocal tics that have been present for more than a year, and individuals with Provisional Tic Disorder have tics that have been present for less than a year. Symptoms include:
- Eye blinking
- Head jerking
- Shoulder shrugging
- Eye darting
- Nose twitching
- Mouth movements
- Throat clearing
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Child and adolescent psychiatry or pediatric psychiatry is a branch of psychiatry that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders in children, adolescents, and their families. It investigates the biopsychosocial factors that influence the development and course of these psychiatric disorders and treatment responses to various interventions. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training emphasizes developmental considerations. Biological, sociocultural, psychodynamic, behavioral, and familial aspects of childhood and adolescence and their problems are covered in both clinical and didactic experiences. Consultation with ambulatory and hospital pediatric services is an essential part of child and adolescent training. In addition, residents consult with schools, courts and social welfare agencies.
Sleep is a complex biological process. While you are sleeping, you are unconscious, but your brain and body functions are still active. They are doing a number of important jobs that help you stay healthy and function at your best. So when you don't get enough quality sleep, it does more than just make you feel tired. It can affect your physical and mental health, thinking, and daily functioning. Sleep disorders types include:
- Sleep apnea
- Restless leg syndrome
- Circadian rhythm disorders
Borderline personality disorder is a mental health disorder that impacts the way you think and feel about yourself and others, causing problems functioning in everyday life. It includes a pattern of unstable intense relationships, distorted self-image, extreme emotions and impulsiveness. Borderline personality disorder usually begins by early adulthood. The condition seems to be worse in young adulthood and may gradually get better with age. Symptoms includes:
- Fear of abandonment
- Unstable self-image
- Impulsive and often dangerous behaviors
- Self-harming behavior
- Recurring thoughts of suicidal behaviors or threats
- Chronic feelings of emptiness
- Intense anger
- Difficulty in trusting
- Feelings of dissociation
Damage to any part of the brain can cause a cognitive disorder, which is a "catch all" term used to describe impairment in any one of the thinking skills that we described above. Cognitive disorders used to be called "organic mental syndromes" or "organic mental disorders" to indicate that these disorders had a brain or biological basis.Damage to any part of the brain can cause a cognitive disorder, which is a "catch all" term used to describe impairment in any one (or all) of the thinking skills that we described above. Cognitive disorders used to be called "organic mental syndromes" or "organic mental disorders" to indicate that these disorders had a brain or biological basis. However, the term "organic" is no longer used because it implies that all other mental disorders do not have a biological basis. Most mental health professionals now believe that the majority of mental disorders are caused or influenced by brain chemistry or another medical issue that affects how the brain functions.Most mental health professionals now believe that the majority of mental disorders are caused or influenced by brain chemistry or another medical issue that affects how the brain functions. Types includes:
- Mild and major neurocognitive disorder
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Brain injuries
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) a common language and standard criteria for the classification of mental disorders.It is used, or relied upon, by clinicians, researchers, psychiatric drug regulation agencies, health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, the legal system, and policy makers together with alternatives such as the ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders, produced by the WHO.
Geriatric psychiatry emphasizes the biological and psychological aspects of normal aging, the psychiatric effect of acute and chronic physical illness, and the biological and psychosocial aspects of the pathology of primary psychiatric disturbances of older age. Geriatric psychiatrists focus on prevention, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders in the elderly and improvement of psychiatric care for healthy and ill elderly patients.
- Keep the number of slides in your Presentation to a minimum and follow the assigned slots.
- Please stop when signaled to do so by the Chair.
- Personal laptops should not be used unless in any unavoidable conditions.
- The Videos will not be recorded.
- Question Sessions, thanks and acknowledgement of the speakers will take place during the session or after completion of the session, so please stay until the end of the session.
- Each poster should be approximately 1x1 M in Size The title, contents, text and the author’s information should be clearly visible even from 1-2 feet.
- Present numerical data in the form of graphs, rather than tables.
- If data must be presented in table-form, keep it Simple to be easily understandable.
- Visuals should be simple, clear and bold. Avoid acronyms and mathematical notations as much as possible.
- Posters with 800-1000 words or less are perfect.
- Avoid submitting compactly packed, highly worded- count posters.
- Categorize your poster into subdivisions, e.g., Introduction, Methods, Results; Discussion, Conclusions, and Literature Cited.
- Use bright colors to enhance the better visibility Besides your project, you can also include future research plans or questions.
Opportunities for Conference Attendees:
For Researchers & Faculty:
- Speaker Presentations
- Poster Display
- Symposium hosting
- Workshop organizing
For Universities, Associations & Societies:
- Association Partnering
- Collaboration proposals
- Academic Partnering
- Group Participation
For Students & Research Scholars:
- Poster Presentation Competition (Winner will get Best Poster Award)
- Young Researcher Forum (Award to the best presenter)
- Student Attendee
- Group Registrations
For Business Speakers:
- Speaker Presentations
- Symposium hosting
- Book Launch event
- Networking opportunities
- Audience participation
- Exhibitor and Vendor Booths
- Sponsorships opportunities
- Product launch
- Workshop organizing
- Scientific Partnering
- Marketing and Networking with clients
Abstract Peer-review Process/Guidelines:
- The Reviewing Committee of Addiction Conferences ensures high-quality peer review process for all abstracts submitted to the conference.
- The decision of abstract acceptance will be judged by a panel of experts emphasizing whether the findings and / or conclusions are novel and make useful contributions to the field.
- The committee operates a single / double-blind peer review process for all the abstracts submitted, where both the reviewer and the author remain anonymous.
The following are the steps that each abstract of Addiction Conferences undergoes during the process of peer review:
- All submitted abstracts are reviewed by internal editorial team to ensure adherence to the conference scope and abstracts which have passed this initial screening are then assigned to the session chair / review committee for evaluation.
- Once the reviews have been received, the review committee decides to accept or reject a manuscript, or to request revisions from the author in response to the reviewers’ comments. If the decision tends to be minor revision or major revision, authors will be given 14 days to resubmit the revised abstract.
Criteria to be considered for Scoring:
The abstract should be reviewed according to the following criteria:
- Originality of concept/approach and level of innovativeness
- Significance/impact/relevance to conference theme
- Quality of research design/theoretical argument
- Conclusions and interpretations of results
- Presentation style: Coherence and clarity of structure
Presenting your Organization’s Work on a Global Stage:
As a speaker you will be presenting to a room full of senior representatives from all over the world, each providing a different perspective from the sector. Your organization’s expertise and knowledge will be showcased to key players in the field of Addiction, Psychology and Mental Health and will be a unique platform to increase your reputation within the sector
New Places; New People:
Each time will be held at a different place, new and different people will attend. This can enlarge building collaborations and help you in developing new relationships.
Learn from Other Speakers:
As a speaker you will be provided with free access to two days of the conference and associated workshops and will be given the opportunity to hear from other senior representatives from the sector and consider problems and solutions in the field of pediatrics, our numerous Q&A sessions and panel discussions.
Discuss and Overcome Issues in the Field:
This conference offers unrivalled opportunities to work with other key leading experts from the Universities and Hospitals to discuss the main challenges in the sector and to come together to produce strategies to find solutions to these problems Competitive Advantage: You’ll stand out if you’re a sponsor and your major competitors aren’t. If your competitors have already decided to be sponsors, your sponsorship becomes even more important, to assert your comparative market strength and your commitment to healthy products.
Leading a Workshop:
By leading one of the renowned Workshops, you will be presented with a perfect forum for an in depth discussion and debate into a key issue. These sessions can vary in format from case-study-led debate with interactive breakout sessions to a presentation based discussion group on a topic that may need a particular in-depth focus.
The Opportunity to Collaborate and Sponsor:
While we determine our conference theme and flow, we invite our key sponsors to suggest potential speakers, Delegate and topics that might also enhance the program. That’s why it’s important to commit early to sponsorship, before the program is final.
To increase your presence at the event, why not chair the event, a day, or a specific session to present yourself and your organization as one the leading players in a specific topic area? As a chair, you will work closely with us and our line-up of senior level speakers to ensure an event’s success.