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

Professor John Marsden

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

London, UK


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)


Mr Duncan Cairns

Chair of the Board of Directors, Aurora Project

London, UK

Dr Michelle Lofwall

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

Lexington, KY, USA

Professor Marc Auriacombe

Professor of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, University of Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France

Professor Maurice Dematteis

Head of the Department of Addictions, University Hospital of Grenoble

Grenoble, France

Dr Arun Bhaskar

Hon Consultant, Pain Management Centre, Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College NHS Trust

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


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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