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The Addiction Studies Institute is the largest midwest conference
of its kind providing an array of dynamic
educational choices for the chemical
prevention specialist, criminal justice professional, clergy, physician,
marriage and family therapist, nurse, and other healthcare specialists.
In addition to general sessions, participants can select from more than 55 concurrent
sessions. These sessions range from entry-level to advanced in scope.
2016 Keynote Speakers
||Harry L. Haroutunian MD, known by all his patients as “Dr. Harry,” is an internationally
known speaker on the topics of addictive disease and its treatment.
Dr. Harry developed the “Recovery 101” lecture series on topics of
Addiction Medicine, Recovery Issues, Communication Skills and Relapse
Prevention. Dr. Haroutunian is a physician, educator and internationally
known lecturer and entrepreneur. He is the author of “Being Sober”
and co-author of “Hijacking the Brain”. He practiced medicine in
Vermont for more than thirty years and is Board Certified in Addiction
Medicine and Family Medicine.
Dr. Haroutunian serves as Physician Director at the Betty Ford Center
where he is a valuable contributor to both the team and in the development
of programs that include: Extended Care Program; Family Program,
Licensed Professional Program and Clinical Diagnostic Evaluation
Program. He is active in the California recovering community as a
recovering physician, expert and advocate for treatment.
|| David Mee-Lee, MD, is Senior Vice President for The Change Companies®. He
is a board-certified psychiatrist, and is certified by the American
Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). He trains and consults both nationally
and internationally. Dr. Mee-Lee has been the Chief Editor of all
editions of ASAM’s criteria, including The ASAM Criteria – Treatment
Criteria for Addictive, Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions,
Third Edition (2013). Dr. Mee-Lee has over 30 years experience in
person-centered treatment and program development for people with
co-occurring mental health and substance use conditions. He is also
a Senior Fellow, Justice Programs Office (JPO) of the School of Public
Affairs (SPA) at American University, Washington, DC.
Graeme leads neuroscience research and health and wellness applications
for Muse. He has over a decade of research experience in psychology
and neuroscience and in scientific management. Graeme served as managing
of Frontiers in Neuroscience, the largest journal series in psychology
and neuroscience, and of Frontiers in Neurology and Frontiers in Psychiatry.
His experience has included research engineering at Neurelec/Oticon
graduate/postgraduate work at the National Scientific Research Centre
(CNRS) in France. Graeme holds a PhD in neuroscience from Université
Aix-Marseille. He is currently a TalentEdge Fellow of the Ontario
and a member of the Centre for Responsible Brainwave Technology (CeReB).