IRC is organised in collaboration with the Asian Metropolitan University, Malaysia. Apart from a scientific session on New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), there will be four main themes in the conference namely: alternative therapies and wellness; community and faith-based treatment; family support and women issues; and continuing care relating to treatment and recovery from substance use disorders. This conference will also be the summit for individuals with substance use disorders to share their success stories as well as challenges and lessons learned in their recovery journeys. In the same conference, we will have the opportunity to hear from academicians/university professors and candidates who have completed their research studies or PhD/Master degree’s research/project papers to share their research findings. Organizations implementing substance use treatment and rehabilitation services will also share their programs.
A total of 120 participants from 15 countries ( Bangladesh, Brunei, England, India, Indonesia Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and USA) have registered to participate in the three days conference in the Historical City of Malacca.
A Recovery Countdown Dinner sponsored by Solace Sabah will be scheduled on 18 June 2019 to enable individuals with substance use disorders and their families to celebrate recovery as well as to laud the untiring efforts of addiction professionals in assisting them in their recovery journeys.
International Recovery Conference
17-19 June 2019
1. Welcome to the International Recovery Conference and herewith are the salient points pertaining to the conference.
2. Go Green Policy: As the conference organisers have decided to adhere to the environmental friendly policy in line with the Melaka State’s Go Green policy, no presentations will be printed and disseminated. All presentations together with pictures will be uploaded in the Emeritus website. Participants could download them at their convenience. Hence, all presentations in PowerPoint format or pdf format to be submitted by 10 June 2019.
All participants will be staying at the Equatorial Hotel, Jalan Banda Hilir, 75000 Melaka. As all participants who have registered will be allocated rooms either single or twin sharing basis depending on your registration. Most rooms are non-smoking rooms.
4. Registration: All participants are advised to register at the Emeritus desk or Secretariat on 16 June 2019 upon their arrivals in the hotel. Upon registration, participants are required to sign in, collect their conference kit(bag, notebook, programme agenda and name tag) and make their balance payment in US Dollars. If paying in Malaysian Ringgit, the currency exchange is 1 US$=RM 4.19
5. Attire: Formal for the ceremonies while smart casual for the other sessions. Participants may want to wear their national dress for the opening ceremony and official dinner. An official photograph will be taken on the first day.
6. Weather: Malacca’s weather is hot and humid throughout the year with rainfall, the intensity of which depends on the time of the year. The relatively stable weather allows Malacca to be visited all year-round. Temperatures generally range between 30°C – 35°C during the day and 27°C – 29°C at night. It may get colder after periods of heavy rainfall. Rainfall occurs mostly between October till March while May till July is generally the drier months. Malacca enjoys much sunlight during the day so it’s always warm and inviting to walk around the city. Ensure you wear light clothing, as the humidity can be high and sunglasses are also quite useful.
7. Airport Transfers: it is very easy to buy a prepaid coupon to ride the Airport Limo to Melaka City. Equatorial Hotel is known to all drivers of the Airport Limo. It’s a fixed price when you purchase your prepaid coupon, depending on the type of vehicle. However, for those who have made prior arrangements with Emeritus, the driver will wait at fixed destinations; Burger King at KLIA 1 and Old Town White Coffee at KLIA 2.
8. RSRM and DMDDR: These two EMAS Core Courses will be held in the same hotel. RSRM will be held in a separate room from 17-19 June 2019 while DMDDR will be held from 20-22 June 2019.
9. Attractions: Melaka has more than 700 years of history. Founded in the year 1400. Not to be missed are sights within walking distance from the hotel: Stadthuys A Famosa, Jonker Walk, St. Paul’s Hill, Christ Church, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Malacca Sultanate Palace, St. Francis Xavier Church, Melaka River Cruise or Walk, Maritime Museum and Admiral Cheng Ho Gallery. Those who come in early on 16 June should try and visit these places.
10. Medical: Every participant is responsible for their own health and the organiser does not provide any health insurance coverage in case of sickness or emergency.
11. Contact: Kindly contact Emeritus Director, Tay Bian How, via email, messenger and WhatsApp for any assistance needed. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and Mobile Ph: +60127013823.
Download Presentations Below :
1. The Magiteque NeuroDetox Initiative: A Community-Home Substance Abuse Recovery Program (CHSARP) by Mary Jean N. Cruz, ND, MD(IM), CHC, SHC, Magiteque Pain Therapy Center, and Wilfredo II Francis F. Mina, MSc, RGC, RPm, SHC University of the Philippines Manila
2. Publication Trends of Research on Substance Use and Abuse for Children and Adolescents in Korea by Prof. HYUNDONG SON (GWANGJU NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION IN KOREA) and Prof. EUNSIL KIM (NAMSEOUL UNIVERSITY IN KOREA)
3. MEANING IN LIFE AND SELF- STIGMA AS PREDICTORS OF TENDENCY FOR RELAPSE AMONG PERSONS RECOVERING FROM SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER by Ms. Sarah Mae De Los Reyes
4. Nationwide Study on Relapse and Associated Factors among the Drug Users in Bangladesh by Dr. Tasnuva Humaira, MBBS, MSc Health Sector, Dhaka Ahsania Mission Bangladesh
5. The Therapeutic Quantum Cellular Energy Water by Dr Thomas Mawat, Quantum Cellular Energy Water, Malaysia
6. Wellness For Life Program by Dato’ Viji Torai, Singapore
7. 7 STEPS RECOVERY IN ADDICTION MODULE (7-SRAM) AS AN AFTERCARE INTERVENTION PROGRAM IN COMMUNITY by Dr. Mohamad Isa Amat, University of Science Islam Malaysia
8. Women in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders By Susmita Banerjee, India
9. Treatment and Care Services to Drug Using Children and Adolescents in Lahore – Pakistan 2016-18 By Dr Noor ul Zaman Rafiq, Phoenix Foundation, Lahore, Pakistan.
10. Phoenix Foundation for Research & Development (PFRD) by Dr Noor ul Zaman Rafiq Addiction Prevention & Treatment Specialist, Umeed e Nisaa Center
11. Education Transforms Lives By B. H. Tay, Director Emeritus Addiction Studies
12. ALCOHOLISM AND NUTRITION GENERAL KNOWLEDGE BY DR. MARK GLENDON G. MANZANO
13. Family and Addiction by Winona A. Pandan, RPsy, MAC, ICAP III, NCAC I Psychologist APA Human Resource Development Consultancy Services
14. SEKATA Samarinda, East Borneo, Rabin Subhananta
15.The Cabin by Andy Leach
16. Rumah Hijrah IRC by Razlan Zainal Abidin
17. Reflection of NJ
18. Family And Recovery Management Recovery Center F.A.R.M Recovery Center by Sitio Bayong, Brgy. Cadulawan, Minglanilla, Cebu, Philippines.
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