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Specialty: Internal Medicine
Dates: From Oct, 26, 2017 to Oct, 29, 2017
Location: Abu dhabi , UAE
Type: Conference
Registration Cost: From 200 to 900 USD
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Event Venue:

Emirates Palace

ABU DHABI , UAE Visit the Venue to read more
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  • Nurses
Event Overview
Welcome message:

Dear Colleagues and Friends:

This year ISAM's 19th annual meeting will convene in the wonderful city of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates with the theme of "Addiction Medicine: New Frontiers". As addictive disorders and the corollary medical, psychiatric, social and economic consequences are emerging as the greatest public health problem throughout the globe, the need for effective evidence-based addiction treatment is ever-growing.

We want to thank our extraordinary hosts: the UAE National Rehabilitation Center, the Director General Dr. Hamad Al Ghaferi, who is also rapidly developing their own national addiction program as a model of excellence in the science, treatment and care of addictive disorders. We are excited to join our distinguished Emirati colleagues as well as those from around the world in this unique opportunity for strengthening our knowledge and collaboration.

The outstanding program will offer a unique opportunity to advance the State-of-the-Art knowledge of our field in understanding and treating addictive disorders. Clinicians, Research Scientists and Academic Scholars alike will participate and interact in the 19th annual med-sci conference. The annual meeting promotes networking to facilitate connections among colleagues around the globe. Whether it is scientific research, clinical practice, academics and education, advocacy, regional or global policy that interests you most, all are featured in the 2017 ISAM med-sci conference in a forum conducive to the exchange of information, experience and novel ideas. Plenaries, symposia, workshops and exhibitors cover a wide range of areas and disciplines including allied medical professions, neuroscience, pharmacology, laboratory analysis, special populations, public policy, spirituality and recovery, treatment methods and programs.

I am very pleased and honoured as President in welcoming you all to Abu Dhabi our remarkable host city for the 19th ISAM Annual meeting. I encourage you to take advantage of this exceptionally rich and rewarding scientific conference and also do make time to enjoy the uniquely historical, aesthetic and hospitable environment of the Emirates.


H.E. Hamad Al Ghaferi


Conference President

Director General NRC

Vladimir Poznyak


Coordinator, Management of 

Substance Abuse

World Health Organization

Thomas Macllelan


Chairman of the Board

Treatment Research Institute

Rafia Ghubash


Professor of Psychiatry

UAE University

Susumu Higuichi


Director, National Hospital Organization

Kurihama Medical and Addiction Center


Sir John Strang


Head of Addiction Department

King's College London


Keith Humphreys


Professor & Section Director

for Mental Health Policy

Stanford University


Kathleen T. Brady


Distinguished University Professor

Medical University of 

South Carolina


Marilyn Huestis


Adjunct Professor

University of Maryland 

School of Medicine

Norman Wetterau


Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine 

University of Rochester

School of Medicine


Dr. Ivan Montoya

M.P.H., M.D.

Acting Director of the Division of Therapeutics

and Medical Consequences of NIDA

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General Info:

 All registrants are required to pre-register.

 For administrative and preparatory reasons, pre-registration & name changes are possible until 25th September 2017 12:00 hrs (GMT+ 4). From this date onwards, we advise you to register and pay the applicable fee on-site during conference registration hours commencing on 25th October 2017



Registration Cost
Early Registration

Late Registration From: 2017-08-01 To: 0--
On site Registration
ISAM Members
Affiliated Society Members
Non ISAM Members
Students / Post Graduates / Residents
Accompanying Persons

Group Registrations:

Group registrations not allowed

Accompanying Persons:

Accompanying persons not allowed

Registration Documents:
Letter of invitation:
We don’t provide letter of invitation
Letter of confirmation:
We don’t provide Letter of Confirmation
Proof of professional / educational status:
We don’t need Proof of professional/educational status
Online Abstract Submission:

We don’t accept Online Abstracts


Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi (Conference Venue)     

A lavishly imagined dream, Emirates Palace offers you a magical location to enjoy the quintessence of award-winning 5-star luxury hospitality and authentic local experiences. From 394 luxurious rooms and suites, to our award-winning culinary cuisine, Emirates Palace is the definition of an unrivaled and Arabian fantasy.

Distance from venue

0 minutes by car

0 minutes walking

Room Rates

Single Room: USD 390

Double Room: USD 390

Visit the Hotel Website Here

 Bab Al Qasr, Abu Dhabi     

Bab Al Qasr, a modern Arabian fairy tale, a place of legend, tradition and timeless spirit. A place of adventure, indulgence and time honoured Arabian Hospitality, where a respect to the past is written in every stone and every fabric. A hotel that combines traditional artisanship with contemporary comforts to create a richly drawn experience

Distance from venue

5 minutes by car - there will be free transportation provided to the conference venue and back.

15 minutes walking

Room Rates

Single Room: USD 195

Double Room: USD 205

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 Hilton, Abu Dhabi     

Hilton Abu Dhabi's magnificent location on the vibrant Corniche places you in the heart of the nation's capital. Take in stunning views of the Arabian Gulf from our Hiltonia Club, offering 11,000 square meters of private beach, two outdoor pools, a luxury spa and modern fitness center. With a choice of dining, stylish rooms and suites and our proximity to luxurious malls and entertainment; they are the perfect base from which to explore Abu Dhabi.

Distance from venue

7 minutes by car

20 minutes walking

Room Rates

Single Room: USD 190

Double Room: USD 200

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Submission Info

Call For Oral / Poster Presentations - Online Submission Only

The International Society for Addiction Medicine is proud to announce the next edition of ISAM to be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Scientific Committee invites individuals to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations.


Abstracts must contain original scientific data collected by the author(s). All reports must be based on work that has already been completed. No studies "in progress" will be accepted. Any established research design or method may be used.

Submission of Poster Presentations


Language: All abstracts are to be written in English. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to edit abstracts where the English structure makes comprehension difficult.

Submission: All abstracts must be submitted via the abstract portal on the website. This should be limited to a maximum of 500 words and should include the following:

 Title of abstract

 Names and contact details of author(s) {organization, city /country, email, phone numbers, fax numbers and mailing address}. Please indicate the name of the presenter/s clearly and provide a 3 line biography of the author/s with your abstract.

 The abstract must include the following headings clearly: Purpose, Relevance, Participants, Methods, Analysis, Results, and Conclusions. (Please provide evidence of ethical approval and funding acknowledgements if any)

 You will be notified of receipt of your abstract by email. If you do not receive an email within two weeks of submittal or have any additional queries please contact, email:

Important Dates:

26-29 October, 2017 - Early Bird Registration Open

1st  June, 2017 (extended) - Last date for submission of abstracts

Selection Criteria

Abstracts will be evaluated through a blind review process and scored based upon the following criteria:

 Relevance to the conference topics

 Relevance / interest to the physiotherapy community

 Scientific merit of research ( including methodological rigor and contemporary contribution to knowledge)

 Quality, clarity and completeness of abstracts

Poster Presentation Specifications:

 Information should be summarized using brief written statements, graphic materials, such as photographs, charts, graphs, and diagrams mounted on standard size poster boards (84 cm X 110 cm), pins or other mounting materials will be supplied.

 Authors must prepare all posters beforehand in a form enabling easy mounting.

 Poster orientation must be portrait. Clear labels must be used for each section of the poster. Text should be of sufficient size for easy reading at a distance of 1.5 meter (between 16-20 points).

 Title must be displayed clearly at the top of the poster and should include the names of the author(s) and the institution(s) of origin

Display and Presentation:

 Poster presenters are responsible for mounting and taking down their poster during the conference.

 Designated times for poster presentations will be incorporated into the conference.

 Poster presenters should be available to discuss their posters with the conference participants during these periods and during the coffee breaks.

 Depending upon the number of poster presentations accepted, posters may be on display throughout the conference

Terms and Conditions

 The Scientific Committee reserves the right to make the final decision about the abstract acceptance and its scheduling into the program based on topics and time constraints.

 The language of the conference is English.

 All abstracts must be prepared using the poster presentation submission guidelines.

 Each presenter may submit a maximum of two (2) abstracts.

 Each abstract submission must indicate if the material was published or presented in any prior conferences or if it received any awards

 All presenters must register to attend the conference within a maximum of 1 week of acceptance of the abstract and be present at the time of the conference.

 A certificate of appreciation will be given to all the presenters to honor their presentation.

 Presenters must not use the session as a marketing opportunity for productsequipment

 Fee or payment of travel /living expenses or registration charges will not be provided.

Abstract submission deadline 2017-07-31
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 Nida Nafis , MCI Middle East

Phone: 011-971-4-311-6300


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 Nida Nafis , MCI Middle East

Phone: 011-971-4-311-6300


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