IOTOD Spring webinar, ‘Improving outcomes for opioid-dependent women’

26 February 2022

This week the PCM Scientific team hosted the IOTOD spring webinar: ‘Improving outcomes for opioid-dependent women: addressing problems, perceptions and practices within treatment services and beyond’. 

This spring educational session was led by Australian-based Dr Shalini Arunogiri and joined by Dr Bern Hard who is UK based, where they discussed problems faced by opioid-dependent women and their specific needs from treatment services. Furthermore, to share best practice approaches for transferring female patients on daily dose methadone or buprenorphine to long-acting buprenorphine (LAB) and the associated benefits of these treatment formulations in this patient population. Both speakers shared their own examples of their own personal patient stories and the impact this treatment has had on their patients. The webinar was a great success with 84 healthcare professionals across Europe in attendance.

Accessing our community of healthcare professionals via our media brands as well as the well-established IOTOD community, the spring webinar welcomed addiction specialists, psychiatrists, GPs, community pharmacists, primary care nurses and other healthcare professional managing patients with opioid dependence and associated comorbidities. The event concluded with a lively Q&A session.

The IOTOD spring webinar was supported by arms-length funding from Camurus and the archived version will soon be available on the IOTOD website.