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2nd International Conference on

Addiction Medicine and Reward Deficiency Syndrome

March 17-19, 2017 | Baltimore, MD USA




About ARDS-2017

United Scientific Group is hosting 2nd International Conference on Addiction Medicine and Reward Deficiency Syndrome, scheduled for March 17-19, 2017 in Baltimore, USA following the theme - Neurobiological and Clinical Science: Changing the Landscape of Addiction Medicine and Recovery. ARDS-2017 will provide a dedicated platform to share cutting-edge scientific findings, medical practices and caregiver initiatives related to addiction research and therapy.

Throughout the course of the three-day conference, you will get an exclusive opportunity to network and be involved in inspiring and interesting discussions of latest information on topics of current research like addiction genetics, drug addiction, dual diagnosis, neurotoxicology, drug induced brain disorders and new insights in addiction treatment & rehabilitation and their significance in clinical research and health diagnostics. The ARDS-2017 organizing committee is confident that participants will benefit from the high value scientific program. We welcome all the researchers to join us for the 3 days of stimulating discussions, knowledge sharing and networking events.

Kenneth Blum, PhD
Rajendra Badgaiyan, MD
Organizing Committee Chairmen

Keynote Speakers

Bryan Yamamoto
Indiana University
USA
Daniel Langleben
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA
David Baron
Keck School of Medicine at USC, USA
Edwin Chapman
Howard University, Washington-DC, USA
Igor Elman
Wright State University
USA
Jag H. Khalsa
NIDA-NIH
USA
Kenneth Blum
Howard University Human Genome Center, USA
Marc N. Potenza
Yale University, CT, USA
Marcelo Febo
University of Florida
USA
Mark S. Gold
Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Mike Michaelides
NIDA-IRP
USA
Phil Skolnick
Opiant Pharmaceuticals Inc., USA
Rajendra Badgaiyan
Wright State University
USA
Steven Sussman
University of Southern California, CA, USA



Highlights

Panel Discussion

Reward genomic disparity in opiate/opioid dependent African-Americans embracing “dopamine homestatsis” through epigenetic manipulation
Moderators: Melissa Clarke & Rajendra D. Badgaiyan

Special Evening Talk

Evidence based holistic approach towards addiction
John J. Giordano, National Institute of Holistic Addiction Studies, USA

Special Session

Clinical and pre-clinical aspects of alcohol addiction following bariatric surgery
Chair: Panayotis K.Thanos, University of Buffalo, USA
Co-Chair: Andras Hajnal, Pennsylvania State University Hershey Medical Center, USA

Special Talk

Opioid substitution treatment
Martin Haraldsen, Europad, Norway

Partial Sponsors & Supporters



Scientific Sessions


  • Alcoholism and substance abuse
  • Drug addiction and neurotoxicology
  • Eating disorders
  • Prescribed drug use & misuse
  • Neuroscience of relapse and prevention of reward deficiency syndrome
  • Epigenetics

  • Addiction treatment: clinical aspects & case studies
  • From animal research to society: clinical impact
  • Gambling studies
  • Neurogenetics & molecular biology of substance related disorders


  • Yoga and meditation: the psychiatric approach in addiction treatment
  • Child & adolescent substance abuse
  • Mental health nursing
  • Behavioral changes
  • Addiction treatment and rehabilitation therapies

Venue

Venue Location

365 comfortable guest rooms and suites with city views...

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Address

Holiday Inn Inner Harbor
Baltimore Downtown
301 West Lombard St Baltimore
Maryland 21201
Ph: +1 410-685-3500

Accommodation

Holiday Inn Inner Harbor Hotel has all the amenities you need to refuel

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Register

ACADEMICS

  • Access to main conference sessions, exhibits, poster sessions and round table discussions
  • Conference material
  • Tea / Coffee breaks, lunch during the conference days
  • Reception
$ 549

STUDENTS

  • Access to main conference sessions, exhibits, poster sessions and round table discussions
  • Conference material
  • Tea / Coffee breaks, lunch during the conference days
  • Reception
$ 299



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