Physicians from around the world studying the effects of addiction will meet in Dundee in 2015 to attend the annual International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) conference.
ISAM is an international organisation that aims to promote a better understanding of addiction as a medical illness.
Four hundred international delegates will gather at Dundee’s Caird Hall from 4 to 8 October 2015 to attend the event, which is expected to generate £868,000 of economic benefit for the area.
The conference comes to the UK for the first time and is entitled ‘Addictions: From Biology to Recovery’.
Karen Tocher, Manager at Dundee and Angus Convention Bureau, says: “ISAM is a leading organisation in the study of addiction medicine and Dundee is home to many specialists within this field. With support from our local ambassadors, including Dr Alex Baldacchino, we continue to attract major international conferences to Dundee and Angus.
Dr Baldacchino is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Addiction Psychiatry with the University of Dundee, Consultant Psychiatrist with NHS Fife and Lead Organiser of this conference. He says: “Dundee will provide the perfect platform for ISAM to discuss new opportunities in dealing with problems related to addiction. By working with the Dundee and Angus Convention Bureau we managed to create a solid tender bid presented a few months ago in Geneva.”
The conference, ISAM2015, has been jointly organised by The University of Dundee’s Division of Neuroscience in conjunction with Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau, Duncan Jordanstone College of Art and Design and Stark Events.
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