Dr Ahmed Al-Imam is a 33 years old Specialist Dermatologist. Dr Al-Imam has a Postgraduate Diploma at Queen Mary University of London (Clinical Dermatology) and  a master’s degree at the University of Hertfordshire (Dermatology and Skin Therapeutics). Further, he has postgraduate qualifications in Human Anatomy and Physiology from the University of Florida, and another qualification in Comparative Anatomy (Canada). Currently, he is a PhD candidate at the University of Hertfordshire studying novel psychoactive substances. Dr Al-Imam is a winner of the Chevening International Scholarship (2011-2012), and the Chancellor’s International Scholarship (2014-2015). He is a member of the; National Academy of Neuropsychology, European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, American Association of Anatomists, Japanese Association of Anatomists. He has publications in the field of Human Anatomy and Biomechanics, Dermatology, and Neuroscience. His conferential participations are evident. He served as a guest editor at the 4th International Conference of Novel Psychoactive Substances (Hungary, 2016).


  • You will be speaking at GCC Forensic Science 2017. Can you give us a brief insight into the areas you will be covering?

Thank you for welcoming me, my presentations will be in relation to the discipline of psychoactive substances including novel ones. Three main studies will be presented; the analysis of bases of power of key players in the NPS industry (1), an evidence-based analyses of the existing body of literature on NPS (2), and finally to discuss on one of the most potent hallucinogens as NBOMe(s) (3); this study was based on data crunching of the surface web with potential exploitation in connection with data mining. Within each study, there will be a presentation of data on the pertinent geo-mapping within the of the Middle East.

  • What can delegates expect to take away from your session?

Participants and delegates will receive up-to-date knowledge of in relation to NPS and specifically on; evidence-based Medicine, inferential statistical analyses, trends analyses of mega-trends databases, Data Mining, the deep web and the darknet, and the concepts of social science. The presentations will interdisciplinary and novel at the intersect of Psychiatry and Behavioural Medicine, data science, sociology, and computer science (information and communication technologies).



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