Basic Continous Training Course 16th Symposium

Session 4

Substance-related and addictive disorders

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Jordi Blanch, M.D.

Psychiatry Unit. Hospital U. Clínic. Barcelona, Spain.

Jordi Blanch is Psychiatrist. He is  currently Director of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Hospital Universitari de Santa Maria de Lleida. Since 2009 he is the chief of the Outpatient Clinic of the Psychiatry and Psychology Department of Hospital Clínic of Barcelona. Chair for Educational Affairs of the Clinical Institute of Neurosciences in Hospital Clínic of Barcelona.

He also is Associate Professor, University of Barcelona. Dr. Blanch is member of the Organization of AIDS Psychiatrists and  member of the HIV/AIDS Psychiatry Section of the World Psychiatry Association. He is a founding member and Coordinator of the International Symposium on Psychiatry and HIV since 2008.

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Antoine Douaihy, M.D.

Antoine Douaihy, MD, is a Professor of Psychiatry & Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Senior Academic Director of Addiction Medicine Services of Western Psychiatric Hospital, Director of Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Co-Director of Tobacco Treatment Service of UPMC, and Vice Chair, City of Pittsburgh, HIV Commission.

Dr. Douaihy has focused his career on patient care, education, training, advocacy, and research in the field of addiction, psychology of behavior change, motivational interviewing, and HIV. He has a well-established record in conducting multisite clinical trials. In recognition for his dedication to education, He has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards including the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award and the Donald Fraley Award for Medical Student Mentoring, recognizing him for the qualities of a masterful clinician, academician, educator, mentor, contributor to the medical school community and the community at large. His publications include research papers, clinical writings, patients and family educational materials, and academic books about substance use disorders, HIV, and motivational interviewing.

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