The IOTOD conference partners with internationally renowned faculty from a variety of backgrounds and specialities.

The faculty includes experts in cutting-edge opioid dependence treatment research, co-morbid pain, overdose prevention strategies, hepatitis C elimination and much more.

IOTOD 2023 faculty

Dr Hester Wilson

GP and Addiction Medicine Specialist

Drug and Alcohol Services, South East Sydney Local Health District, Australia

Professor Catriona Matheson

Professor in Substance Use, Stirling University


Mr Dirk Schäffer

Advisor for Drugs and Correction, Deutsche Aidshilfe

Berlin, Germany

Dr Luke Mitcheson

Consultant Clinical Psychologist, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and Clinical Advisor to the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities

London, UK

Mr Mat Southwell

European Network of People who Use Drugs (EuroNPUD)

Bath, UK

Dr Rebecca Silvia Mcdonald

Researcher, Norwegian Centre for Addiction Research (Seraf)

Oslo, Norway

Professor Graham Foster

Professor of Hepatology, Queen Mary's University of London & Consultant, Bart's Health NHS Trust

London, UK

Professor Ashley Brown

Consultant Hepatologist, St. Mary’s and Hammersmith Hospitals, and Professor of Practice (Viral Hepatitis), Imperial College London

London, UK

Professor Nicholas Lintzeris

Drug and Alcohol Services, South-East Sydney Local Health District

Sydney, Australia

Mr Duncan Hill

Specialist Pharmacist in Substance Misuse, NHS Lanarkshire (NHSL)

Glasgow, Scotland

Professor John Marsden

Professor of Addiction Psychology, Addictions Department, King’s College London

London, UK

Assoc. Professor Shalini Arunogiri

Associate Professor, Monash University

Melbourne, Australia

Professor Patrice Forget

Clinical Chair in Anaesthesia University of Aberdeen

Aberdeen, UK

Dr Arun Bhaskar

Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

London, UK