The PCM Scientific team travelled to Madrid in May to deliver the 'Improving Outcomes in the Treatment of Opioid Dependence' (IOTOD) conference.

IOTOD conference

The IOTOD 2018 conference, now running for 16 years, was a huge success with healthcare professionals from all over Europe gathering to discuss best practices and new ideas for opioid dependence care. The two-day event hosted case studies, panel discussions and expert-led talks on a diverse range of topics, including cutting-edge research, psychosocial interventions, harm reduction, psychiatric disorders, heroin-assisted treatment, hepatitis C and much more.

Opioid dependence is a major global concern associated with considerable morbidity, and many countries, including the UK, have seen a worrying rise in opioid overdose deaths in recent years. Better care and evidence-based approaches are crucial to address this rise in deaths and improve outcomes for this population.