2019 Conference

The 17th annual ‘Improving Outcomes in the Treatment of Opioid Dependence’ (IOTOD) meeting took place at the Steigenberger Airport Hotel on the 13–14 May 2019.

The 2019 IOTOD Scientific Committee headed-up the two-day meeting, with international experts invited to speak on topics such as opioid analgesic dependence (OAD), abstinence-based pathways, overdose prevention, and HIV and HCV.

Scientific Committee

Mr Duncan Hill

Specialist Pharmacist in Substance Misuse, NHS Lanarkshire

Glasgow, Scotland

Professor Graham Foster

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

London, UK

Professor Jens Reimer

University Medical Center Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany

Dr Elisabeth Avril

Gaia Paris

Paris, France

Speakers

Mr Mat Southwell

European Network of People who Use Drugs (EuroNPUD)

Bath, UK

Dr Ricardo Baptista-Leite

Portuguese National Parliament

Lisbon, Portugal

Professor Jens Reimer

University Medical Center Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany

Dr Magdalena Harris

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

London, UK

Dr Elisabeth Avril

Gaia Paris

Paris, France

Dr Yasir Abbasi

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Liverpool

Liverpool, UK

Dr Vana Sypsa

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Athens, Greece

Dr Sara-Ara Ahmed

Ahmed Institute for Pain & Cannabinoid Research

Calgary, Canada

Professor Nicholas Lintzeris

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

Sydney, Australia

Dr Stephan Walcher

Director, Concept Centre for Addiction Medicine

Munich, Germany

Reports

Achieving HCV elimination
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Complexities and comorbidities in HCV care
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