UMN/DGHRI & AMECA Seminar Series

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 – 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (GMT)

In partnership with Africa and Middle East Congress on Addiction (AMECA), the Duluth Global Health Research Institute (DGHRI) presents its upcoming monthly seminar series!

This month we welcome Katie Benziger, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC, Medical Director, Heart and Vascular Research, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School, Non-invasive cardiologist, Essentia Health Heart and Vascular Center, as she presents results from the GBD (Global Burden of Disease) study focusing on  cardiovascular diseases – “The Non-Traditional Contributors to the Global Burden of Cardiovascular Disease.”

“The Non-Traditional Contributors to the Global Burden of Cardiovascular Disease.”

Hosted by: Department Head, Peter Nalin, MD, MBA, FAAFP

WHEN: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

TIME: 3:00 to 4:00 pm (GMT); 10:00 am central US time

To join and receive the Zoom link, please register here.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 – 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (GMT)

Please join us for this month’s University of Minnesota DGHRI / AMECA webinar titled:

In partnership with Africa and Middle East Congress on Addiction (AMECA), the Duluth Global Health Research Institute (DGHRI) presents its upcoming monthly seminar series!

This month we welcome Marta Torrens, MD, PhD, psychiatrist; Head of Addiction at the Institute of Neuropsychiatry and Addictions Hospital del Mar in Barcelona, Spain, as she presents her latest research titled – “Depression and Substance Use Comorbidity: A Global Gender Perspective.”

“Depression and Substance Use Comorbidity: A Global Gender Perspective”

Hosted by: Professor Mustafa al’Absi, Ph.D., LP, FABMR

WHEN: Tuesday, October 26, 2021

TIME: 3:00 to 4:00 pm (GMT); 10:00 am central US time

To join and receive the Zoom link, please register here.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 – 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (GMT)

Please join us for this month’s University of Minnesota DGHRI / AMECA webinar titled:

Please join us for this month’s webinar titled:  “Global Perspectives on Addiction Medicine: The Swiss Drug Policy and its Heroin Prescription Programs – How is it that a conservative country became so brave?” Presented by Daniele Zullino, MD, Head, Division of Addiction Psychiatry, Professor of Addiction, Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Dr. Zullino will present a perspective on addiction medicine from Switzerland. Switzerland is known for a rather cautious-conservative attitude, socially and accordingly also politically. Nevertheless, since the 1990s, the country has managed to develop a progressive drug policy that is strongly supported by the population and includes, in particular, protected consumption rooms and heroin prescription programs. This lecture will show, on the one hand, that a special crisis situation favored such a development, and on the other, that the special federalist political system, modeled on that of the U.S.A., also contributed to this development. In particular, however, the low-threshold access to opioid-assisted treatments should be emphasized here, which has so far allowed the Swiss healthcare system to be spared from a new opioid crisis.

This webinar will be hosted by Professor Mustafa al’Absi (University of Minnesota Medical School) and will be open to all.

To join and receive the Zoom link, please register here.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021 – 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (GMT)

Please join us for this month’s University of Minnesota DGHRI / AMECA webinar titled:  A global perspective on stimulant use and abuse: Updates on clinical and capacity challengesPresented by Richard Rawson, Ph.D. Professor, University of Vermont & UCLA, Department of Psychiatry; past Co-Director of UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, USA

Dr. Rawson will discuss the latest findings and trends in stimulant use and abuse around the globe. He will also present models of treatment for stimulant use disorder and challenges that impact the implementation of prevention and clinical service protocols across countries.

This webinar is open to all. To join and receive the Zoom link, please register here.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021 — 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (GMT)

Please join us for this month’s University of Minnesota DGHRI / AMECA webinar titled:  Internet gaming and related screen addiction: A global behavioral and clinical challenge. Presented by Robert Levy, MD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota; President-elect of the Minnesota Society of Addiction Medicine

Dr. Levy will discuss the emerging evidence and science behind gaming disorder and excessive screen use as well as treatment options.

This webinar is open to all. To join and receive the Zoom link, please register here.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021 — 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (GMT)

Please join us for this AMECA/ University of Minnesota DGHRI webinar titled ” Stress and Resilience in the Face of COVID-19: Results from a Global Study

Mustafa al’Absi, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, USA. Introduction on the impact of COVID-19 on global mental health and substance use problems

Arwa Ben Salah, MD, University of Monastir, Tunisia.  Results on the impact of resilience in buffering the effects of social isolation on mental health and sleep

This webinar is open to all. To join and receive the Zoom link, please register here. 

A relevant article to this seminar can be found here

2021-2022 AMECA Seminar Series