2nd Asia Pacific Behavioural and Addiction Medicine Conference (2nd APBAM 2013)

Organization: Promises Pte Ltd

Venue: RELC International Hotel

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Event Date/Time: May 22, 2013 / 9:00 am - (GMT +8:00 hours) End Date/Time: May 23, 2013 / 5:00 pm - (GMT +8:00 hours)
Registration Date: May 22, 2013 Time: 12:00:00(GMT +8:00 hours)
Early Registration Date: Feb 28, 2013 Time: 11:59:00(GMT +8:00 hours)
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 28, 2013 Time: 00:00:00(GMT +8:00 hours)
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The conference theme is “Transforming Journeys”, in keeping with the numerous developments in the Addiction and Behaviour Change field. For administrators, doctors and therapists, it is hoped that we will build skills and advance our practices to effect change and healing for individuals and families in their life journeys. APBAM will offer in-depth perspectives from leading clinicians and practitioners in the field, sharing on practical programmes and interventions beneficial for life and landscape transformation. We will do this primarily through skills based workshops and engaging plenary sessions. Additionally, world class scientists will be reviewing the best evidence based research on addiction and mental health treatment programmes. The key areas covered include clinical updates and training in the management of addictions (substance and behavioural), and mental disorders which require engagement of the sufferers. Rest assured this is not a purely theoretical conference, but one that promises to challenge delegates by providing 2 days of skill-based pre-conference workshops. This will allow for more in-depth learning from leaders in the field. Scientific oral and poster presentations will also help delegates gain new ideas and develop key insights into the relevance of multiculturalism to practice. We will also have interactive forums and sessions to encourage networking and sharing of what works in recovery. We have spared no effort in making the scientific programme an exciting and productive learning time for scientists, therapists, clinicians, health professionals, counsellors, policy-makers and administrators, and researchers. Your participation and support will foster collaboration and engender further progress in this exciting field of clinical practice. We are also looking to continue to grow the network of behavioural and addiction therapists from the whole Asia Pacific region. To this end, the Asia-Pacific Certification Board (APCB), comprising member boards from various countries of the region, will also be represented during this second APBAM. The Asia Pacific remains a dynamic melting-pot of races, cultures, traditions and values. In looking to adapt the world’s best practices to the constantly evolving local settings within the region, we seek to learn how to work better and smarter together, so that those suffering from chronic medical conditions and addictions may be effectively helped. So please do join us in this exciting event. We look forward to welcoming you to the 2nd Asia Pacific Behavioural and Addiction Medicine Conference, and to Singapore.


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Conference Speakers

Ms Esra CAVUSOGLU Dr Benny LAM Dr David MEE-LEE Prof Michael HOGE Ms Elizabeth PANG Dr David J POWELL A/Prof Mythily SUBRAMANIAM Dr Sivakumar THURAIRAJASINGAM Dr Mark TOH Dr George VAILLANT Mr Robert WEISS A/Prof Munidasa WINSLOW Mrs Sharmini WINSLOW