IOTOD 2008

IOTOD 2008’s comprehensive scientific programme provided clinically-focused education on a whole host of treatment challenges; ranging from psychiatric comorbidities, to pain, HIV and HCV, pregnancy, co-dependencies, treatment ethics, and the interface with the criminal justice system.

The expert faculty engaged delegates in interactive workshops, a complex case study clinic and informative plenary sessions and panel discussions; bringing the latest scientific evidence base into clinical focus.


John Marsden

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

London, UK


Professor Sheila Alessi

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Calhoun Cardiology Center – Behavioral Health, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Farmington, CT, USA

Professor Nancy Petry

UConn Health

Farmington, CT, USA

Dr Ed Day

Senior Lecturer, National Addiction Centre, King’s College London & Consultant in Addiction Psychiatry, Solihull Integrated Addiction Service

London, UK

Dr Michelle Lofwall

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY, USA

Marc Auriacombe

Professor of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, University of Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France

Professor Marta Torrens

Professor of Psychiatry, Autonomous University of Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

Mr Charles Gore

Chief Executive of the Hepatitis C Trust

London, UK

Professor Traci Green

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology, Brown University and Associate Director, Boston Medical Centre Injury Prevention Research Center


Dr Kathleen Carroll

Albert E Kent Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine

New Haven Connecticut, USA

Dr Philip Bruggmann

Arud Centres for Addiction Medicine

Zürich, Switzerland


Manoeuvres in the fog: drug-drug interactions in OST
Practicalities of transitioning between opioid agonist treatments
New horizons for treatment: translating the latest research into clinical practice
Tailoring behavioural interventions: emerging evidence and practical implications
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