IOTOD 2016

The 14th annual ‘Improving Outcomes in the Treatment of Opioid Dependence’ (IOTOD) meeting took place at the Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre on 21–23 June 2016.

Chairs Sharon Walsh (University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA) and John Marsden (King’s College London, UK) and the international faculty delivered a well-received interactive format, with case-based workshops, patient role plays, plenary sessions and discussion panels.

Highlights of the conference included an innovative new interactive workshop session focusing on HCV. Practice-based themes throughout the meeting included joined-up care in opioid dependence; treatment aspirations; opioid analgesic dependence; best practice in medication use; and treating complex patients, including those with co-morbid disorders such as ADHD.

All talks are available the IOTOD website now.


Professor Sharon Walsh

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

Lexington, KY, USA

John Marsden

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

London, UK


Dr Maite Ferrin

Consultant Psychiatrist, Huntercombe Hospital, Maidenhead, UK and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, University of Southampton, UK


Professor Eli Alon

Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Zurich University

Zurich, Switzerland

Mr Charles Gore

Chief Executive of the Hepatitis C Trust

London, UK

Dr Hemant Shah

Assistant Professor, Staff Hepatologist and Clinician-Educator at the Francis Family Liver Clinic, University of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dr Jennifer Havens

University of Kentucky


Professor John Strang

Director, National Addiction Centre, King's College London

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 Ed Day

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

London, UK

Professor Giustino Varrassi

President at European League Against Pain (EULAP)


Dr Michelle Lofwall

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

Lexington, KY, USA


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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