International Recovery Symposium 2023

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International Recovery Symposium 2023

Experience mystical Borneo as you join 500+ international healthcare professionals gather in this landmark symposium, the first in Malaysia.

By ISSUP Malaysia

When and where

Date and time

September 18 · 8:30am - September 21 · 5pm +08


Imperial Hotel Kuching 76 Jalan Datuk Tawi Sli Kuching, Sarawak 93250 Malaysia

Refund Policy

No Refunds


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Welcoming & Roll Call

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Official Opening by Premier of Sarawak

1. Welcoming address by President of ISSUP Malaysia. 2. Address by Minister of Women, Early Childhood & Community Welllbeing Development. 3. Address and launch of IRS 2023 by Premier of Sarawak

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM


10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Plenary Session

From Incarceration to Treatment

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Recovery Forum

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Concurrent Training on UTC, UPC & Recovery Support

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


1:03 PM - 3:30 PM

Recovery Forum (continued)

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Concurrent training on UTC, UPC, & Recovery Support Services

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM


3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Concurrent training on UTC, UPC, & Recovery Support Services

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcoming Cocktail

About this event

  • 3 days 8 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

The International Recovery Symposium 2023 (IRS 2023) brings together professionals and advocates in the field of drug demand reduction (DDR) and substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery support. It will be from 18 - 21 September in Kuching, Malaysia.

Visit for registration and learn more.

To be officiated by Premier of Sarawak, it is jointly organized by:

  • the Ministry of Women, Early Childhood and Community Wellbeing Development of Sarawak,
  • the International Society for Substance Use Professionals Malaysia,
  • the Organization for Addiction Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation,
  • The Colombo Plan
  • the Bureau of International Narcotics Law Enforcement Affairs, US Dept of State, USA
  • the National Anti Drug Agency of Malaysia,

The symposium is for:

  1. Capacity building for global drug demand reduction (DDR) & substance use disorder professionals.
  2. Continuing Professional Development in the prevention, treatment, & recovery support of substance use disorder specialty.
  3. Strengthening the global network of DDR professionals working tirelessly towards a healthy society free from substance use.
  4. Honor and celebrate the outstanding professionals, organizations, & initiatives in the field and recognize those who have successfully recovered from substance use disorder to live a fulfilling life.

There are 8 learning tracks over the 4 days and participants can opt to sit for ICAP credentialing exams at the venue.

Don't miss the Phoenix Awards Gala, an evening to honor and celebrate the unsung, unacknowledged people with outstanding achievements in the field.

See the itinerary

Register on the symposium website

Don't miss the EARLY BIRD tickets only USD99. After 31st May, the normal rate USD119 applies.

About the organizer

Organized by
ISSUP Malaysia