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


RSVP to receive the Zoom invitation and details! This webinar is open to all and will be recorded. 

Dr. Torrens will present the high risk of experiencing depression comorbidity among women with substance use disorders in different populations and will cover risk factors associated with this comorbidity in women globally including experiencing intimate partner violence, perinatal depression, and postpartum mood disorders.

She is a professor of Psychiatry at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and at the Universitat de Vic-CC, Member elected of the Scientific Committee of EMCDDA and the Informal Scientific Network of UNODC-WHO. She is also a consultant with international organizations including EMCDDA, ECDC, WHO, UNOD&C. She has more than 300 publications and has been invited as an expert at many scientific congresses and meetings.