Call for Papers
ICOO2018

Boston, Massachusetts
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Call for Presentations, Symposia, Papers, Proposals and Posters

Updated 9/11/17

Journal of Opioid Management will hold its seventh annual  International Conference On Opioids (ICOO 2018) June 10-13, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School. 

Expanding on the success of our past conferences, this unique forum will be comprised of renowned specialists in all aspects of opioids. This includes basic science, neurology, clinical application, pharmacology, pharmacogenetics, public health, opioid addiction, ethics, legal and compliance.

The program is designed to enlighten healthcare providers with new data, essential information, and best practices every medical professional needs to know when prescribing opioid analgesics.

The ICOO 2018 Program Committee invites proposals representing all areas of opioid research, treatment, ethics, opioid abuse and addiction. Proposals from individuals and panels are accepted. Multidisciplinary panels are encouraged and include perspectives from physicians, nurses, psychologists, basic scientists, pharmacists, etc. Moderators should seek participation from a varied group of faculty with a maximum of four participants per proposal. Proposals that include both basic and clinical science are encouraged. 

ICOO 2018 Program Committee suggests the following partial list of topics for submission:

    • Best Practices in Opioid Prescription: Dosing, OIH and, Opioid Rotation
    • Basic Science Research in Opioids and Opioid Pharmacology
    • Current Topics on Opioid REMS
    • Interventional Pain Management Opioid Techniques
    • Inequalities in Pain Experience and Pain Management
    • Clinical Practice Guidelines for Opioids
    • Ethical Issues in the Use of Opioids
    • Legal, Regulatory, and Public Health Issues of Prescribing Opioids
    • Abuse and Addiction Issues and Opioids
    • Opioids in Acute Pain
    • Perioperative Pain Management
    • Specific Acute Surgical Pain Management
    • Pain Management for Cancer Survivors
    • Pain Management in Opioid Addicted Patients
    • Use of Opioids in Chronic Non-Cancer Patients as well as Cancer Survivors
    • Abuse Deterrent Opioid Formulations and Their Applications
    • Tapering Patients Off Opioids - Advanced Cases
    • Treatment of Co-Morbid Conditions, e.g. Addiction and Bipolar Disorder; Addiction and ADHD
    • Patient Selection for Use of Opioids to Treat Pain; Detecting Abuse, Diversion, and Addiction
    • Long Term Opioid Use and Its Effect on Adrenal Insufficiency
    • Use of Buprenorphine for Treatment of Pain.
    • Interpretation of Urine Drug Screen Results
    • Medical Marijuana and Opioids

Proposals for previously presented or published work may not be submitted to ICOO 2018 without modification. Original work must be changed or expanded, resulting in a new proposal

Presentation proposals are accepted thru December 1, 2017.

Poster abstract submissions are accepted thru April 20, 2018.

Please note that the moderator is required to include a complete standard format disclosure form as part of the submission. Additionally, moderators should contact the speakers named on the proposal to notify them of their inclusion in the submission and to remind them to complete their disclosure information before December 16, 2017.

A complete proposal submission should include the following:

  • Presentation Title
  • A Short Description of the presentation, its need and rationale for your topic at the ICOO 2018 conference.
  • Abstract text of 200 words, including information about each presenter’s contribution to the presentation.
    • Background/importance of research topic with succinct description
    • Purpose/hypothesis.
    • Procedures/Data/ Observations
    • Conclusions/Applications
  • Educational Goals, Objectives and Outcomes of Presentation
  • Five (5) questions for a post conference test
  • Moderator and/or presenter information, including disclosures, bio and picture. Presenter’s bio (250-300 words) should include both educational and professional achievements. Bio provided will be published in the program guide and used to introduce speakers. Picture must be high-res .jpg file for printed program.

Proposal Notification: Applicants will be notified in mid- February 2018 regarding selection of their proposals. All presenters will receive complimentary conference registration. Other details and terms of participation will be communicated to speakers upon acceptance of their proposal.

Presentation Times: Presentations are scheduled to take place Sunday, June 10 through Tuesday, June 13, 2018. All faculty must be willing and able to present on these dates. Symposia sessions are 15-60 minutes in length. Panel presentations involving multiple presenters will be given additional time.

Presentation Materials: PowerPoint slides are required of all speakers and are due May 1, 2018. Handout materials including articles, references, etc. are welcomed of all speakers. The session moderator will be expected to assist ICOO Program Committee in the collection and organization of all presentation slides and handout materials.

Poster Details: Poster submissions may be previously presented. Poster will be published in our Program Guide and in an issue of the Journal of Opioid Management following the conference. Poster presenters are required to register and attend the conference during the poster presentation sessions.

Continued for 2018 - Top Three Posters Presented: The top three posters selected by the ICOO 2018 Program Committee will be presented to the full audience during a special 30 minute session. Each poster presenter will have 10 minutes to present their poster and take questions from the audience. Poster submissions must include poster in pdf format. Please be available on Tuesday, June 12 if you wish to be considered for this honor.

Submission Details: To submit all proposals, please click here for the ICOO2018 Submission Form.

Email your form to jom@pnpco.com. For assistance contact us at 781-899-2702, ext 103, 108, 114 from 9 am – 4 pm EST.

Important Dates:

Presentation submissions deadline December 1, 2017.

Presentation and symposia decision - January 2018.

Presentation and symposia notification - mid-February 2018.

Poster abstract submission deadline - April 20, 2018.

Poster decision and notification late - April 2018.

Final Presentation slides due for CME content review - May 1, 2018. 




Thank you for your support of this important conference!