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.
Professor of Hepatology, Queen Mary's University of London & Consultant, Bart's Health NHS Trust
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology, Brown University and Associate Director, Boston Medical Centre Injury Prevention Research Center
Albert E Kent Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven Connecticut, USA
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Calhoun Cardiology Center – Behavioral Health, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Farmington, CT, USA
Senior Lecturer, National Addiction Centre, King’s College London & Consultant in Addiction Psychiatry, Solihull Integrated Addiction Service