This month, our CME division, PCM Scientific, hosted the live IOTOD summer webinar: ‘The opioid-dependance treatment triangle in prisons: medication, continuity, and harm reduction.’ 

IOTOD summer webinar

The IOTOD summer webinar was led by world leading expert Professor Dr Heino Stöver from Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences and joined by Dr Andrej Kastelic from the Center for Treatment of Drug Addiction, Slovenia.  

During the live session, attended by over 80 healthcare professionals, experts discussed the topic of opioid use disorder within the prison system and the specific needs from treatment services. The educational session is now avaialble to watch on-demand.

The event was well received, with 92% of delegates finding the content relevant to their practice and stating that they would attend a future IOTOD webinar. Our key opinion leaders were also pleased with the content and logistical support from our PCM Scientific team: “found your support in the preparation of the session extremely helpful”.

Best practice treatment approaches were explored, including transferring patients on daily dose methadone or buprenorphine to long-acting buprenorphine (LAB), and the associated benefits of these treatment formulations in this patient population. The interactive session also included a live Q&A session, with the chance for delegates to ask the experts questions. 

The event was promoted to our community of primary and secondary care healthcare professionals via our media brands, as well as the well-established IOTOD community. Attendees included addiction specialists, GPs, primary care nurses, community pharmacists, psychiatrists, as well as other healthcare professionals interested in the management of opioid use disorder across the UK and Europe.  

The IOTOD summer webinar was supported by arms-length funding from Camurus, and the archived version is now available to watch for free on-demand on the IOTOD website.