2019 Programme

The IOTOD conference offers a range of exciting and interactive sessions, involving thought-provoking talks and expert-led panel discussions.

The IOTOD 2019 programme is displayed below. Please note that this programme is subject to change prior to the conference.

CME-accreditation is being sought. Check back regularly for updates.


Time Topic Speakers
08:30 IOTOD 2019 Welcome TBC
Session 1 – Strategies for evolving populations: maximising new approaches and sharpening old tools
08:40 Chair introduction
08:45 Improving outcomes for the ageing opioid-dependent population
09:10 The arrival of the synthetics: how fentanyl and synthetic cannabinoids are affecting opioid-dependent patients TBC
09:35 Demystifying complexities of opioid dependence related to chronic pain TBC
10:00 Panel discussion TBC
10:15 Coffee break
Session 2 – At the forefront of treatment: challenges and innovations
  • Chair: Professor Jens Reimer
10:45 Commitments to change and chair introduction
  • Professor Jens Reimer
10:55 Refining abstinence-based pathways
  • Professor Jens Reimer
11:20 Long-acting formulations: a paradigm shift in treatment?
11:45 People who use or have used heroin: what do they think about pharmacotherapy?
12:10 Panel discussion TBC
12:35 Lunch
12:45 Industry-sponsored satellite symposium
Session 3 – Time to act: revolutionising overdose prevention strategies Chair: TBC
14:00 Commitments to change and chair introduction TBC
14:10 Implementing supervised consumption rooms in Europe: logistics, challenges and results TBC
14:35 Reducing overdoses with take-home naloxone: lessons learnt from peer-to-peer distribution
15:00 Policy and harm reduction: lessons learnt from Portugal
15:25 Panel discussion TBC
15:40 Commitments to change and day 1 close TBC
15:45 Coffee break
16:00 Industry-sponsored satellite symposia
Time Topic Speakers
09:00 Day 2 Welcome TBC
Session 4 – HIV and HCV: how far have we come and where are we going?
09:05 Commitments to change and chair introduction TBC
09:10 HIV among PWID: how far has Europe come? TBC
09:35 HCV among PWID: are we on track for elimination?
10:00 HCV: Innovations in treatment
10:25 Panel discussion TBC
10:40 Coffee break
Session 5 – Complex cases: panel discussion Chair: TBC
10:30 Commitments to change and chair introduction TBC
11:15 Complex cases: panel discussion TBC
12:15 Conference close and upcoming IOTOD 2019 activity announcements TBC
12:30 Lunch
12:45 Industry-sponsored satellite symposium