On behalf of the Organising Committee, I am delighted to invite you to the 5th International Medicine in Addiction (IMiA) Conference in Melbourne. 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 is the premier addiction conference for medical practitioners in Asia and Oceania.

IMiA 2019 builds on the enormous success of the previous meetings, with a stimulating program that informs evidence-based addiction practice. 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.

IMiA 2019 will have a particular focus on behavioural addictions and managing addiction in marginalised/complex populations, as well as exploring controversies and providing clinical updates. It promises to leave you with an enriched understanding of these and other current issues.

We look forward to welcoming you to the world’s most liveable city and sharing 3 days with you in Melbourne, from 1 – 3 March 2019.

Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Convenor, IMiA 2019