Nady el-Guebaly, M.D., DPH, DPsych, is Professor and Head, Division of Addiction, Department of Psychiatry, University of Calgary, Research Director, Alberta Gambling Research Institute and Consulting Psychiatrist at the Foothills Medical Centre, Alberta Health Services. Along with investigators at the Addiction Centre, he has established a program of clinical research in the field of adult and adolescent substance abuse with particular focus on the interaction of psychiatric disorders and substance abuse, the continuing medical education of health professionals, treatment outcome and aspects of gambling problems. These efforts have resulted in some 240 publications as well as national and international collaborative activities. A number of projects providing a window on the psychiatric profession as well as the addiction and mental health system in Canada are also in process. He is Editor of the Canadian Journal of Addiction Medicine.
Giuseppe Carra, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., is currently Deputy Medical Director for Mental Health Community and Residential Programmes at San Gerardo University Hospital-Monza-I and Research Fellow at the UCL Mental Health Sciences Unit in London. His research interests include addiction psychiatry, psychoeducational interventions in schizophrenia, and psychiatric disorders in jails. He has served in several experts' panel in the addiction field for the European Commission, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and the the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). He has served in the Editorial Boards and as reviewer for several high impact factor Journals in the addiction field. Giuseppe Carra has extensively published about Dual Diagnosis among people with severe mental illness, in peer reviewd journals and edited textbooks. He has been PI for several research projects funded at a National and European level.
Marc Galanter, M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry at NYU, and Director of the Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse at NYU School of Medicine. He is also Deputy Director of the Substance Abuse Program at the NYU's World Health Organization Collaborating Center, and Director of its national Center for Medical Fellowships in Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. He is Senior Editor of the journal "Substance Abuse", the annual book series "Recent Developments in Alcoholism", and author of the books, "Network Therapy for Alcohol and Drug Abuse" and "Spirituality and the Healthy Mind: Science, Therapy and the Need for Personal Meaning." His NIH and foundation-funded studies have addressed family therapy for substance abuse, pharmacologic treatment for addiction, self-help treatment for substance abusers, and spiritually-oriented recovery.
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