On behalf of the Organising Committee, I am delighted to announce that the 4th International Medicine in Addiction (IMiA) conference will be held in March 2017 in Sydney. A joint initiative of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, IMiA remains the premier addiction conference for medical practitioners and allied clinicians in Asia and Oceania. This year’s conference builds on the enormous success of the previous meetings, with more than 600 delegates expected in Sydney, and a packed program that directly informs evidence-based addiction practice in a collegial environment.

The program is structured to provide in-depth perspectives on common clinical presentations by leading clinical academics in the addiction field, with related workshops available each afternoon. The program also provides an opportunity to network with colleagues, and actively promote connections between addiction clinicians across the region. This year’s conference has a particular focus on the areas of pain, trauma and current controversies, and promises to leave you with an enriched understanding of these and other current issues.

We look forward to seeing you in Sydney, hearing your insights and being part of a vibrant addiction community.

Professor Dan Lubman
Convenor, IMiA 2017