Honorable Lecturers, Respectable Researchers, and Dear Colleagues,
It is a great pleasure for us as behalf of all organizers to welcome each of you to the “10th International Addiction Sciences Congress”, organized by the Substance Abuse and Dependence Research Center at University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences and Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences at Iran University of Medical Sciences. This meeting will be held in Tehran, Iran, from the 14th to the 16th September 2016.
Drug use and other addictive behaviors are of the most devastating problems worldwide; unfortunately we were endowed with little chance of handling the prevalence and reducing its burden. Attending these congresses is one of the most efficient ways of updating the knowledge and bringing various scientific areas together.
After the successful “9th International Congress of Addiction Science” in 2016, with over 2500 participants, 38 symposia, 450 oral presentations and 550 poster presentations, the aim of this year meeting is to offer a platform on which researchers, clinicians and decision makers in the field of substance use and addictive behaviors can review and share recent findings in a transdisciplinary way. The 10th international congress on addiction sciences is intended to discuss multi-disciplinary topics including medical, psychological, social, spiritual, epidemiological, legislative, basic sciences related to substance-related disorders and other addictive behaviors. Then the themes have been addressed: "Transdisciplinary Research in Addiction Science" Also, it is determined to provide the scientists and interested parties with the opportunity of sharing latest findings and discussing the state of the art of controversial topics with a special focus on national, regional and worldwide issues and problems.
Observing lectures presented by eminent speakers, presenting outcomes of scientific researches by researchers, post graduates & under graduate students of Pre clinical, Para clinical & Clinical departments and holding variety of workshops are key plans of this congress. Presenting special awards for young Scientists, awards for the best researches on prevention, awards for the most practical research and gifts for selected posters are the other routes of achieving the goals of this congress. There is also a chance to receive scholarships for the young and regional selected participants.
We do warmly welcome our eminent international speakers who feel responsible and take pride in promoting constructive knowledge and improving skills of colleagues of the field worldwide. Also we express our deepest welcome to all participants, attending congress and presenting their esteemed countries. Regarding to the rich historical and cultural background of Persian tradition we also invite our international delegates, sponsors, exhibitors, and accompanying persons to take advantage of the hospitality being offered; from a free Tehran sightseeing tour and participating to Iranian traditional music and special congress dinner.
We are looking forward to meeting you in our congress, in Tehran, Iran.
Ali Farhoudian, MD
Clinical Scientific Secretary
Abbass Motevalian, MD, PhD
Basic Scientific Secretary