The IOTOD conference has continuously offered an exciting and interactive range of sessions, including hands-on case studies, expert speakers and thought-provoking discussions.

The IOTOD 2018 conference programme is shown below, developed with help from leading experts in the opioid dependence field and feedback from previous conference delegates. The programme may have been subject to changes for the live event.


The European Accreditation Committee in CNS (EACIC) granted 11 CME credits to this event that you can now obtain if you attended.

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Time Topic Speakers
08:30 IOTOD 2018 Welcome
Session 1 - Key considerations for optimising pharmacotherapy
08:40 Chair introduction
08:45 New horizons for treatment: translating the latest in research into clinical practice
09:10 Practicalities of transitioning between opioid agonist treatments
09:35 Manoeuvres in the fog: drug-drug interactions in OST
10:05 Case study
10:15 Coffee break
Session 2 – Towards integrated psychosocial interventions
10:45 Commitments to change and chair introduction
11:00 Improving outcomes with psychosocial interventions
11:25 Tailoring behavioural interventions: emerging evidence and practical implications
12:00 Social issues and interventions: spotlight on homelessness
12:25 Continuing case study
12:35 Lunch
12:45 Industry satellite symposium
Session 3 – Beyond the textbook case: overcoming complex challenges
14:00 Commitments to change and chair introduction
14:15 Implications of comorbid psychiatric disorders
14:40 Polydrug use: emerging challenges
15:05 Strategies for treatment-refractory patients
15:30 Continuing case study
15:40 Commitments to change
15:50 Close of Day 1
16:00 Coffee break
16:15 Industry satellite symposium
Time Topic Speakers
08:30 Day 2 Welcome
Session 4 - Achieving HCV elimination
08:35 Chair introduction
08:40 Why bother? Building a case for HCV therapy
09:05 HCV treatment options
09:30 Optimising the patient pathway
09:55 Continuing case study
10:05 Coffee break
Session 5 – Tools for tackling opioid overdoses
10:30 Commitments to change and chair introduction
10:45 The current landscape of opioid overdoses and harm-reduction strategies in Europe
11:10 Novelties and nuances in naloxone
11:35 Harm-reduction strategies: reaching marginalised populations
12:00 Case study
12:10 Lunch
Session 6 – Complex Cases
13:10 Commitments to change and panel introduction
13:25 Complex cases: panel discussion
14:15 Summary and close
14:30 Conference close and coffee
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