Ricardo J. Dinis-Oliveira University of Porto Porto Portugal Biography
Biography of Ricardo J. Dinis-Oliveira
Ricardo Jorge Dinis-Oliveira graduated in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2003 from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Porto. By the same institution obtained the PhD in Toxicology in 2007. He was awardedBy Rector Dispatch, the European PhD in 2008 and since then develops scientific and academic activity in the area of Toxicology and Pharmacology, in their preclinical, clinical and forensic areas. He Holds the COHiTEC 2007 program organized by the Porto Business School in collaboration with North Caroline State University and holds the Entrepreneurship Course organized by UPIN - Innovation University of Porto.
Paolo Mannelli Duke University Medical Center Durham, NC USA Biography
Biography of Paolo Mannelli
Paolo Mannelli graduated from medical school in 1986 and completed his residency in Psychiatry at the Universita’ Cattolica S.Cuore in Rome, Italy. He moved to the U.S. and has fully developed his academic and research activity at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA and at Duke University in Durham, NC where he currently works. His interests in drug addiction encompass neurobiological, translational, and clinical aspects of substance use disorders, in particular intoxication and withdrawal from opioids, alcohol and cocaine, as well as biological markers of disease and comorbid disorders. He has participated in national treatment development and guideline panels.
F. Busardó Sapienza University of Rome Rome Italy Biography
Biography of F. Busardó
Prof. Francesco Paolo Busardò obtained his Degree with honor in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Palermo (Italy), winning the Prize for the Best Thesis; he also got a MSc in Forensic Toxicology at the University of Glasgow (Scotland) and a PhD in Forensic Science at “Sapienza” University of Rome (Italy), where he currently works as researcher in forensic toxicology. He is author of more than 100 papers with I.F., with a total I.F. higher than 290 and h-index of 13.
F. Carvalho University of Porto Porto Portugal
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R. Agabio University of Cagliari Cagliari Italy Biography
Biography of R. Agabio
Roberta Agabio has a degree in Medicine and PhDs in both Clinical Pharmacology and Psychiatry. She is Assistant Professor at the University of Cagliari, Italy. Her research is focused on the pharmacotherapy of alcohol use disorder, gender and sex differences in the field of addiction, early identification of excessive alcohol consumption and use of brief intervention to prevent alcohol use disorder. She is an active teacher in the field of alcohol use disorder. She is co-author of more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 15 book chapters.
M. Earleywine University of Albany Albany, NY USA Biography
Biography of M. Earleywine
Dr. Mitch Earleywine (B.A. Columbia, Ph.D. Indiana) is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University at Albany, State University of New York, where he teaches course on drugs and human behavior, substance abuse treatment and clinical research methods. He has received over 20 teaching commendations, including the coveted General Education Teaching Award from the University of Southern California and the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from the State University of New York system. He has over 150 publications, including the books “Understanding Marijuana” (Oxford University Press) and “The Parents’ Guide to Marijuana” (Trans High Press).
M.A. Gillman South African Brain Research Institute Johannesburg South Africa Biography
Biography of M.A. Gillman
Dr Mark Gillman is a renowned brain researcher and addictionologist and has lectured on nitrous oxide sedation over 250 times to lay and scientific audiences locally and internationally. He has over 300 publications including 5 full-length books, and a CD on the technique of conscious sedation with nitrous oxide. He has and had academic appointments in SA, Europe and North America. Recently, he advised the Ningxia Provincial Government (China) on addiction treatments with nitrous oxide. He has held numerous editorial advisory appointments at leading medical and scientific journals.
Using conscious sedation with nitrous oxide, he and colleagues discovered the new principle of biology (Gaseous neurotransmission). They also uncovered endorphin links to pain and pleasure and addiction.
R.J. Houston Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY USA Biography
Biography of R.J. Houston
Rebecca Houston received her Ph.D. in Applied Biopsychology from the University of New Orleans and completed an NIAA funded postdoctoral position in the Alcohol Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She then served as a Senior Research Scientist at the Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York from 2004 to 2016. Dr. Houston is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on neuropsychological and psychophysiological correlates of impulsivity and aggression within the context of substance use disorder risk and treatment.
L. Karila Hôpital Universitaire Paul Brousse Cedex Paris France
J. Kitanaka Hyogo College of Medicine Osaka Japan Biography
Biography of J. Kitanaka
Dr. Junichi Kitanaka is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the Hyogo College of Medicine in Nishinomiya, Japan. He received his PhDs in Pharmacology from Osaka University and from Hyogo College of Medicine. Dr. Kitanaka completed his post-doctoral fellowship from the Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Drug Abuse-NIH, USA, under the supervision of Dr. George Uhl. His research focuses on signs and symptoms of methamphetamine abuse and addiction. This includes research on behavioral analyses under acute methamphetamine overdose; studies of pharmacotherapy on methamphetamine abuse; and research on pathophysiological association of methamphetamine effects with brain histaminergic neuronal system. He also serves on the DAD editorial board since 2012.
J.H. Krystal Yale University New Haven, CT USA Biography
Biography of J.H. Krystal
Dr. Krystal is the Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research, Professor of Neuroscience, and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine. He is also chief of Psychiatry for Yale New Haven Hospital and Director of the Clinical Neuroscience Division of the VA National Center for PTSD and the NIAAA Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism. Dr. Krystal studies the neurobiology and treatment of psychiatric disorders and alcoholism using experimental psychopharmacology, neuroimaging, genetics, and computational approaches.
A.M.H Mansour The University of Jordan Amman Jordan Biography
Biography of A.M.H Mansour
Ayman Hamdan-Mansour completed his PhD in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh. Currently he is a professor in psychiatric mental health nursing at the school of nursing, university of Jordan. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed articles and been keynote speaker in national and international mental health conferences. He has received more than five commendations in past five years including the distinguished researcher award in Jordan and the distinguished researcher at the University of Jordan two times, and distinguished researcher in Arab World from the Society of the Arab Faculties of Nursing. He has also served as consultant in the field of substance use and mental health services for number of national and international organizations including the WHO, JICA, UNESCO, NCFA, HPC, and USAIDS. Research focus including include youth mental health and substance related problems and has many publication in this field.
P. N'Gouemo Georgetown University Medical Center Washington DC USA Biography
Biography of P. N'Gouemo
Prosper N’Gouemo, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington DC, USA. His research focuses on the basic mechanisms of epileptogenesis, seizures and epilepsy, as well as the neurobiology of alcohol withdrawal seizures and pediatrics seizures related to prenatal alcohol exposure. The Georgetown University Medical Center honored N’Gouemo for his efforts with the GUMC Research Recognition Award at the Fourth Annual GUMC Convocation.
M.C. Olmstead Queen's University Kingston, ON Canada Biography
Biography of M.C. Olmstead
Mary C. Olmstead is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Her work focuses on understanding biological underpinnings of reward systems and how these impact conditions such as drug addiction and chronic pain. Dr. Olmstead completed degrees at the University of Toronto (BSc) and McGill University (MSc, PhD) as well as postdoctoral training at University of Cambridge, UK. She has held Visiting Scientist positions in France, both at the Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellualaire in Strasbourg and the Centre d’ecologie fonctionalle et evolutive, Université de Montpellier.
A.M. Pacchioni National University of Rosario Rosario Argentina Biography
Biography of A.M. Pacchioni
Dr. Pacchioni was born in Argentina where she received her doctoral degree in Neuropharmacology from Facultad de Ciencias Quimicas-Universidad Nacional de Cordoba in September 2004. Then, from November 2004 to September 2009 she had a postdoctoral position in the Department of Neurosciences at Medical University of South Carolina, where she worked under the supervision of Dr Peter Kalivas and Dr. Ron See. Since October 2009, she is back in her home country, where she holds a faculty position at the National University of Rosario and at CONICET. Her research interests are focus on the study of the molecular basis of drug addiction to find new and improved treatments. She has published 20 papers in peer reviewed international journals.
S. Rahman South Dakota State University Brookings, SD USA Biography
Biography of S. Rahman
Shafiqur Rahman, Ph.D. is Professor of Pharmacology in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at South Dakota State University in Brookings, USA. He received his Ph.D. in Neuropharmacology from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. Dr. Rahman completed his post-doctoral fellowship from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis in USA. His research focus is drug discovery in neuropharmacology, i.e. the development of novel therapeutic candidates for the treatment of drug addiction and neuropsychiatric disorders. Dr. Rahman has authored over 120 scientific publications, edited multiple books in CNS disorders and drug addiction field, and served on editorial boards of several biomedical Journals.
S. Sahoo University of Queensland Brisbane Australia Biography
Biography of S. Sahoo
Dr. Saddichha Sahoo is a Consultant Psychiatrist who works in both private and public health and also serves as the Clinical Director of ECT at Ipswich Hospital. Additionally, he is a committee member of the Evidence Based Practice Committee of the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatry and a Specialist Advisor to the Therapeutic Goods Administration, Australia. He also teaches at the University of Queensland where he holds a position of Associate Professor. Notably, Dr. Saddichha Sahoo has authored more than 110 papers and is the recipient of several research awards.
K.J. Sher University of Missouri Columbia, CO USA Biography
Biography of K.J. Sher
Dr. Sher obtained a doctorate (Ph.D) in clinical psychology from Indiana University. He is currently Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri. His main areas of research focus on the etiology of alcoholism, refining addiction-related phenotypes, personality and psychopathology, and longitudinal research methods. He has published over 250 papers and is the author of Children of Alcoholics: A Critical Appraisal of Theory and Research (1991), co-author of Binge Drinking and Alcohol Misuse Among College Students and Young Adults (2015), and editor of The Oxford Handbook of Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders (2016).
L.C. Sobell Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL USA Biography
Biography of L.C. Sobell
Dr. Linda Carter Sobell is the President’s Distinguished Professor at Nova Southeastern (FL). She received her PhD in psychology (University of California, Irvine). She is nationally and internationally known for her research in the addictions field. She is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, Board Certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology, ABPP, on the Board of Scientific Affairs (APA), and past president of ABCT. She has published over 300 articles and book chapters, serves on 9 peer-reviewed editorial boards, and authored 9 books. She has been the recipient of several federal grants and has received several awards.
J.L. Veldstra Groningen University Groningen The Netherlands
A.M. Weinstein University of Ariel Ariel Israel Biography
Biography of A.M. Weinstein
Aviv M. Weinstein, Ph.D is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the School of Behavioral Science in Ariel University in Israel. He did his Ph.D in Psychology in the Psychology Dept. and the Psychopharmacology Unit School of Medical Sciences with David Nutt at the University of Bristol in the UK. He was a visiting research fellow at the Brain Imaging Center, Intramural Research Program (IRP) National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital in Baltimore, MD USA where he was trained with Dr. Edythe London in PET brain imaging in drug addiction. He established a laboratory for brain imaging in drug addiction in the Depts. of Nuclear Medicine at Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv and in Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem Israel. He published more than 70 manuscripts and book chapters on drug and behavioral addiction.
G. Yoon Yale University New Haven, CT USA Biography
Biography of G. Yoon
Dr. Yoon is a staff psychiatrist at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. His research interests include (1) pharmacotherapy for addictive disorders (especially alcohol use disorder) and (2) pharmacotherapy for psychiatric disorders (especially major depressive disorder).
K. Yoshimasu Wakayama Medical University Wakayama Japan Biography
Biography of K. Yoshimasu
Dr. Kouichi Yoshimasu, MD, PhD, is a psychiatrist and an associate professor at Wakayama Medical University (Japan) as well as research collaborator at Mayo Clinic. His research interests are epidemiology and etiology of mental disorders, especially neurodevelopmental disorders.
W. van den Brink University of Amsterdam Amsterdam The Netherlands Biography
Biography of W. van den Brink
Wim van den Brink (1952) received his medical degree in 1981 in Amsterdam and his PhD degree in 1989 in Groningen. Since 1992 he is full professor of Psychiatry and Addiction at the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam. In 2014 he received the life time achievement award for science from the Netherlands Association of Psychiatry. He is (co)author of more than 500 scientific papers (HI=55) and has been a thesis advisor of 65 PhD students. He is one of the chief-editors of European Addiction Research. He is one of the founders and the president of the International Collaboration of ADHD and Substance Abuse (ICASA).
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F. Arbinaga Department of Clinical and Experimental Psychology University of Huelva Huelva Spain Biography
Biography of F. Arbinaga
F. Arbinaga, PhD, professor in Faculty of Education, Psychology and Sports Science at
University of Huelva (Spain). In 1988, he graduated from the University of Seville (Spain). For more than 20 years, Félix had worked as a Clinical Psychology Specialist in the field of substance abuse and behavioral addictions. Nowadays, he develops his professional activity in the field of exercise and health, the use of substances in sports and addiction to exercise.
Ricardo J. Dinis-Oliveira University of Porto Porto Portugal