Nestor SZERMAN – Madrid



MD, Psychiatrist graduated from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Dr. Szerman is working as a consulting psychiatrist and expert on Dual Disorders at the Institute of Psychiatry and Mental Health at Gregorio Marañon University Hospital, in Madrid.

He has been a member of the Spanish State Council for Addictions since 2016 and the State Council on Responsible Gambling since 2019.

Dr. Szerman has been invited to speak for the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) (2017) and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) (2018). He was also one of the chairs of the Pan-American Health Organization (a branch of the World Health Organization) consensus on Dual Disorders (2016) .

He is an international fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and member of the Spanish Society of Psychiatry. For more than ten years (2005-2016), he served as President of the Spanish Society of Dual Disorders (SEPD). He is currently the President of the Dual Disorders Foundation (Spain, 2016-).

In addition, Dr. Szerman is serving as Chair of the WPA Section on Dual Disorders (World Psychiatric Association) (2011-)

In 2015, he helped found the World Association on Dual Disorders (WADD), for which he has held the position of secretary, vice president and currently holds the position of president (2021-

Dr. Szerman has published > 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers, as well as numerous books chapters, mainly focused on Dual Disorders, addictions and other mental disorders. Moreover, he has edited different scientific and educational books.