APSAD 2018
Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs

Invited Speakers

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Speaker Biography
Walter Ling Walter Ling MD is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and the founding director of the Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) at UCLA. He is board certified in both neurology and psychiatry and has enjoyed a successful career in research and practice for more than five decades, consistently listed in the Best Doctors in American and Best Doctors in the West.

Dr. Ling’s research has contributed pivotal data to the US Food and Drugs Administration’s approval of all the currently available medications in Medication Assisted Treatment—methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone. His current focus of research includes abuse and dependence on methamphetamine and prescription opioids; treatment of pain in opioid-maintained patients, including those treated with buprenorphine and the role of buprenorphine in the management of pain in these patients.

Respected nationally and internationally as clinician, researcher, and teacher, Dr. Ling has served as consultant on narcotic affairs to the US Department of State, the World Health Organization, and United Nation’s Office of Drug Control.

Dr. Ling is the author of the highly acclaimed book “Mastering the Addicted Brain”.