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Within the strategic plan of National Rehabilitation Centre to lessen the burden of the patients suffering from addiction and  developing capabilities of UAE nationals within the field of Psychiatry and Addiction in regional standards, NRC in partnership with Harvard University and McLean Hospital USA and Lundbeck Institute Norway will be conducting an International Symposium on Commonly Co-occurring mental disorders with substance use disorders on the 15th and 16th of January 2016 at the Hilton Capital Grand Hotel Abu Dhabi. This is done in order to enable the National Rehabilitation Center to play one of its CME role in education and training and capacity building at international standards.  On top on that utilizing the different MoU’s that NRC has with other partners

 H.E. Dr Hamad Al Ghaferi Director General of the NRC said “it is with great honor for the Country and the NRC to bring such experts from the filed together and it is a rare opportunity for clinicians in the region and the UAE to discuss this serious problem.” 

The conference will be focusing on depression, anxiety and addictions. The Symposium brings together top experts in the area from McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School USA as well as local experts to discuss how to manage these conditions in the best and most culturally appropriate way, and will bring the latest updates and state-of-the-art practices in diagnosing and treating these disorders. Participants will learn about all modalities of treatment through a variety of teaching methods, including didactic lectures and interactive panel discussions.

This conference will be a rare opportunity for regional and local clinicians to hear the experts and discuss the challenges faced in their practice.