National University | USA
Dr. Lily Tsuda is an associate faculty in the Sanford College of Education, National University. She is the lead of the School Counseling Program at the Sacramento Campus, RCOR-C. She has over 30 years of experience in PK-12 as a school counselor in various school districts, school psychologist at the state level and an educational program consultant at the California Department of Education. Her doctoral research is on Retention of Higher Education. An educational psychologist, she has interest in how students learn and its correlation to increased graduation rates with mental health and emotional well-being as key factors. She teaches school counseling and school psychology courses, and train interns in the school setting to perpetuate this important work in her professional community.
University of Hong Kong | China
Dr. Albert KK Chung has research interests reside in clinical psychopharmacology, and pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions in substance misuse psychiatry. He is currently the director of the Substance misuse To Psychiatric disorders Program—“SToP Program" at the University of Hong Kong, which encompasses studies involving cannabis, ketamine, and stimulants misuses.
State University Londrina | Brazil
Maria Elizabeth Barreto Tavares dos Reis is a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a member of the Psychology and Psychoanalysis Department of the State University of Londrina (UEL/Brazil). She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Psychology and Multi-professional Residency in Women's Health and joins research and extension projects. For three years, she has participated as a volunteer in the Amor Exigente (AE) program, a non-governmental entity that assists drug addicts and their families. The AE aims at changing behaviors related to drug addiction, however the author analyzes the emotional experiences of the participants based on the theoretical reference of psychoanalysis
Shimada Clinic | Japan
Takashi Shimada, has been managing a private clinic as a general psychiatrist for 15 years. The clinic is located in a small town, and patients are various including children with school phobias, adults with depressive disorders, anxiety disorders and so on, as well as patients of Alzheimer disease. Before starting a private practice, he worked as the chief doctor of the Neurology division of the Yamagata Prefectural Mental Hospital for 10 years. In these years he treated many patients with alcohol use disorders. After the beginning of his private practice, he has encountered less patients with alcohol abuse. However he continues to have interest in the area and wants to do his best to help those struggling with the disease, along with their families.
Re-centre Mental Health Clinic | New Zealand
Dr. Jasminka Milosevic is a Fellow of Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrist and Adult Psychiatrist. She gained undergraduate qualification in medicine in Zagreb, Croatia. She has been living in New Zealand for 26 years where she trained in psychology, psychiatry and also completed Postgraduate Diploma in CBT and Diploma in Public Health. She is interested in implications of addictions and mental illness has on the society. Dr. Milosevic works in RE-Centre, a private Mental Health Clinic, and publicly funded Maori Mental Health and Addiction Service in Waitemata DHB in Auckland, New Zealand. She has experience in working with the Crisis team, in the acute inpatient unit and with the recovery teams. She has worked with people who misuse or have dependency issues. She has interest in perinatal psychiatry. She worked as an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Auckland.
Indonesia Islamic University | Indonesia
Dr. H. Soewadi is a professor of Psychiatry Department and Chief of Centre Study of Drug Addiction Indonesia Islamic University. He has done the Master of Public Health from Prins Leopold Institute - Antwerpen, Belgium in 1984. He has done Doctor/ PhD in Psychiatry from GMU in 1992.He is affiliated to the Indonesian Medical Association, The Indonesian Anatomist Association, The Indonesian Public Health Association, The Indonesian Psychiatrist Association, The Indonesian Occupational Health Association, The Indonesian Psychogeriatri Association, Faculty of Medicine, GMU, Faculty of Medicine, UII, Faculty of Law, GMU. His research interest on Addiction research.
AlAmal Complex for Mental Health | Saudi Arabia
Ala Saeed has MSc in Psychiatry from Cardiff University – United Kingdom, then completed his residency training in the Egyptian Board in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. He has expertise in the field of Addiction Medicine and hold the posts of Head of Detoxification Department, Dual diagnosis, Vice Director of the Addiction Medicine Unit at Al-Abbassia Mental Hospital in Egypt. currently works as Addiction Consultant and Medical Director at Al Amal Complex for Mental Health Najran, Kingdom Saudi Arabia
Swansea University | United Kingdom
Matthew Jones is an early career researcher based in the Health Services Research team at Swansea University School of Medicine. His position is funded by Wales Centre for Primary and Emergency Care Research. His research interests include emergency and prehospital care and mental health disorder including addiction and substance dependence. He also works clinically as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in primary care settings.
Residential Treatment Institution Planina | Slovenia
Dr. Leonida Zalokar is quickly establishing herself as a global authority in the fields of juvenile delinquency, personality and behavioral disorders. She has worked with troubled youth for 25 years, first as a counselor and educator in different residential institutions and student homes, and later as the director of the Residential Treatment Institution Planina (which is now in the process of being transformed into a residential treatment and consulting center in Slovenia), home to the most dangerous and neglected children and adolescents with a variety of severe mental and personality disorders, violent and destructive behavior and criminal behavior in the country. Her competences include not just working with these children, but also training and directing people working with them. Her work has set new foundations and guidelines for improving existing practice in Slovenian residential treatment institutions, for which she has received numerous awards of excellence and special appointments by the ministry of education, ministry of health, ministry of justice and ministry of social affairs. She is also a certified and practicing psychotherapist, focusing on the treatment of persons with behavioural, emotional, and personality disorders, taking special interest in identifying early symptoms of psychopathy. She is leading the charge in improving existing practices in education and training systems.
National Autonomous University of Mexico | Mexico
Dr. Valeriano Raúl García Aurrecoechea was born in Mexico City. He is Head of the Department of Clinical and Epidemiological Research at Youth Integration Centers. He graduate from National Autonomous University of Mexico (from 1976 to 1980) and doctorate from National Autonomous University of Mexico (from 2000 to 2008). He published a book: García-Aurrecoechea, R., Rodríguez-Kuri, S. E., Cordova, A. (2011). Depression and drug use. Motivational factors. México: Ed. Trillas. He published 12 Articles. He has teaching experience from 1994-2017. He participated in many international and national conferences.