IOTOD 2018

The 16th annual ‘Improving Outcomes in the Treatment of Opioid Dependence’ (IOTOD) meeting took place at the Hilton Madrid Airport hotel on the 15–16 May 2018.

The 2018 IOTOD Scientific Committee headed-up the two-day meeting, with international experts invited to speak on topics such as hepatitis C care, overdose prevention, opioid agonist treatment and homelessness.

As well as interaction with speakers via voting handsets, the audience also got a unique opportunity to discuss their own complex clinical cases with an expert-led panel.

Webcasts of the sessions are available online now.

Scientific Committee

Mr Duncan Hill

Specialist Pharmacist in Substance Misuse, NHS Lanarkshire

Glasgow, Scotland

Professor Graham Foster

Professor of Hepatology, Queen Mary's University of London & Consultant, Bart's Health NHS Trust

London, UK

Dr Carlos Roncero

Head of the Psychiatric Service, University of Salamanca Health Care Complex

Salamanca, Spain

Ms Dagmar Hedrich

European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction

Lisbon, Portugal

Professor John Marsden

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

London, UK


Dr Marc Bourlière

Head of Hepato-Gastroenterology department, Hôpital Saint Joseph

Marseille, France

Ms Dagmar Hedrich

European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction

Lisbon, Portugal

Ms Susan McCutcheon

Substance Use Nurse, Homeless Primary Care Team, Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust

Birmingham, UK

Dr Rebecca McDonald

Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the National Addiction Centre, King’s College London

London, UK

Professor Olav Dalgard

Consultant and Professor, Infectious Disease Department, Akershus University Hospital

Oslo, Norway

Dr Ed Day

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

London, UK

Professor Marc Auriacombe

Professor of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, University of Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France

Professor Heino Stöver

Professor of Social Scientific Addiction Research, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences

Frankfurt, Germany

Dr Stephan Walcher

Director, Concept Centre for Addiction Medicine

Munich, Germany

Dr José Martínez Raga

Head of Psychiatry Department, University Hospital Doctor Peset

Valencia, Spain


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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