We are pleased to welcome you to the “II INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON DUAL
DISORDERS: Addictive Behaviours and other Mental Disorders”, to be held in
Barcelona, Spain, from the 5th to the 8th October 2011.
Dual Disorders/ Dual Diagnosis/ Dual Pathology/ Co-occurrence Disorders,
are related concepts describing the comorbid presence of substance use
disorders and other mental disorders in an increasing number of patients
of our every day clinical practice.
The Spanish Society of Dual Pathology (SEPD) kindly invites all
professionals in the field of Addictions, Addiction Psychiatry and Mental
Heath, to debate the state of the art of Dual Disorders as one of today’s
main Mental Health challenges.
After the successful “I International Congress” that was held in Madrid in
2008, the aim of this new edition is to offer a platform on which
professionals in the field of mental health and addictions, together with
the main opinion leaders in this area, can review and share recent
knowledge and developments. The themes to be addressed are the
etiopathogenesis, diagnosis and therapeutics of Dual Disorders, from
molecular biology to daily clinical practice and from prevention
strategies to recovery programs.
The possibilities for participating, both in English or Spanish, are
extensive for all fields related to Dual Disorders, through the plenary
sessions, symposia, workshops, meetings with the expert, educational
update sessions, oral communications and posters.
We have also scheduled a special two day symposia entitled “Parallel
Symposia on Self Medication and Self Regulation in Dual Diagnosis” in
order to review the evidence in favour and against the theory sustaining
that some patients use drugs as an attempt to cope with the
psychopathological distress they suffer.
We encourage you to be an active participant in the Congress as well as
to submit proposals for the diverse sessions of the scientific programme.
The members of the organizing committee are proud of the great support
received from the most prestigious national and international institutions
involved in mental health, psychiatry and drug addiction as is reflected
in their co-sponsorship of the Congress.
We are certain that Barcelona will be a magnificent location to host such
a high level meeting, with its two thousand year history reflected in
monuments, streets and museums and with its current modern, cosmopolitan
and Mediterranean environment.
We look forward to welcoming you to Barcelona in 2011.
Professor and Head
Servei de Psiquiatria
Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron.
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona