IntroductionWelcome Note from ISAM PresidentWelcome Note from LOC Chairman


Introduction for the ISAM Annual Meeting 2013

International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) Annual Meeting is a venue for delegates at various levels and specialities to share up to date knowledge in addiction. The exchange of knowledge promotes a better understanding in all aspects of addiction as a medical illness. Evidence based approach in treating those patients with this illness will help in delivering comprehensive treatment in managing problems related to addiction.

The annual meeting will also promote networking between individuals, institutions and countries. Good networking between peoples, agencies and nations will lead to the thriving of field of addiction. Collaboration from the development of research up to the delivering of service is crucial in ensuring our patients will receive the best treatment of their addiction related problem.

This meeting will also address the issues of co-morbidities in addiction. It is well known that most of patients with addiction problems also present with medical co-morbidities such as HIV, hepatitis and other psychiatric illnesses. Therefore, medical professionals from specialities such as psychiatry, infectious diseases, internal medicine and others will also participate in this meeting to ensure comprehensive treatment can be provided to our patients. Other aspects that are also important for conducive medical treatment will also be discussed in this meeting. These include psychosocial, legal and human right point of views in dealing with our patients. Therefore this meeting will gather delegates and speakers from various aspects of addiction issues.
This meeting will subsequently open opportunities for the delegates to improve their knowledge and new perspectives and opportunities in dealing with problems related to addiction. The improvement of the knowledge will then allow evidence based treatment to be promoted whereby the best outcomes can be achieved.

Important dates:

- Opening of Registration 22nd January 2013
- Opening of Abstract Submission 1st February 2013
- Extended Abstract Submission Deadline 31st August 2013
- Extended Early Registration Deadline 31st August 2013

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