Third Meeting of the Technical Development Group (TDG) for the WHO "Guidelines for Psychosocially Assisted Pharmacotherapy of Opioid Dependence"
17-21 September 2007 - Geneva, Switzerland
Scope and Purpose
This is the third and final meeting of the technical development group (TDG) for the WHO "Guidelines for Psychosocially Assisted Pharmacotherapy of Opioid Dependence", developed in collaboration with UNODC. In the first meeting, the scope of the guidelines and key clinical and programmatic issues were outlined and plans for identifying the relevant evidence to address these issues were prepared. In the second meeting, the relevant evidence was considered and recommendations made on key issues. In this meeting, the same group of clinical and research experts in the field will gather with guideline methodology experts to review the draft guidelines, consider the input from external sources and resolve any outstanding issues so that the guidelines can be finalized shortly after the meeting.
The meeting aims at identifying gaps in the evidence, and setting an agenda for research and systematic reviews in the field. Also, the evaluation, dissemination and implementation of the guidelines are to be discussed.
Economic evaluation of interventions for illicit opioid dependence: a review of evidence
WHO Guidelines for psychosocially assisted pharmacological treatment of persons dependent on opioids
Review of the literature on pregnancy and psychosocially assisted pharmacotherapy of opioid dependence
Psychosocial interventions in pharmacotherapy of opioid dependence: a literature review
A Systematic review of observational studies on treatment of opioid dependence
The role of supervision of dosing in opioid maintenance treatment
Systematic review of the safety of buprenorphine, methadone and naltrexone