AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST CONGRESS ON ADDICTION (AMECA)

Theme: Impact of Trauma & Adverse Life Experiences on Addictive Behaviors and Mental Health

Monastir, Tunisia, December 1-4, 2016

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The deadline of abstract submission has been extended up to September 15, 2016

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INVITATION TO THE FOURTH AMECA CONFERENCE

It is our pleasure to announce the fourth AMECA conference that will be held in Monastir, Tunisia, 1-4 December, 2016. The conference will include keynote presentations and research papers presented within thematically focused symposia and sessions. The following themes will be covered:

  • Impact of trauma & adverse life experiences on addictive behaviors and mental health
  • Gender-based violence: Assessment and management of its impact
  • Epidemiology of addictive behaviors and related psychiatric disorders
  • Assessment and diagnoses of addiction and related psychiatric disorders
  • Treatment approaches to addiction and related mental health problems
  • Health care policies related to addiction prevention and treatment
  • Community and population research in addiction and related health problems

The conference is organized by the Africa and Middle East Congress on Addiction; the Khat Research Program; and the Arab Network for Behavioral Medicine; the African Committee of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) in collaboration with the University of Monastir; the Faculty of Medicine of Monastir; the University Hospital of Monastir; the Regional Directorate of Primary Health Care, Monastir; the Regional Council of the Medical Association, Sousse and the Tunisian National Board for Family and Population. Information about abstracts submission, registration, meeting location, housing and travel arrangement to be found here.

 
Participants will earn credit points for their participation
from the Regional Medical Council

 

IBRO Workshop. Populations in several African and Middle East countries have directly experienced trauma connected with armed conflict, terrorism, domestic violence, torture, and ethnic genocide. Supported by ARC-IBRO, the AMECA conference will include a training workshop focusing on the impact of violence and adverse life experiences on brain-related disorders, particularly mental health and addictive problems. For more information, please go this site.

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