IOTOD 2017

The 15th annual ‘Improving Outcomes in the Treatment of Opioid Dependence’ (IOTOD) meeting took place at the Ramada Hotel in Berlin on 17–18 May 2017.

Professor John Marsden (King’s College London, UK) led the group through two days of interactive education. This year concentrated on patient outcomes and covered the different issues surrounding engagement, including individualised treatment, at-risk patients and behavioural therapies.

The programme was delivered through a variety of means including plenaries from experts in the field, allowing for further discussion on the latest emerging issues, as well as a hands-on masterclass and a case-based workshop. Panel discussions were used to debate complex cases and an extremely well-received HCV workshop was delivered on the complexities faced in HCV care.


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

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

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


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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