The International Narcotics Research Conference
The 2016 Meeting of the INRC
will be held in the historic town of Bath, England from 10 to 14 July. This
meeting will be held jointly with the British Pharmacological Society (BPS).
The scientific sessions will run from Monday am to Thursday pm, with an
opening welcome reception on the Sunday evening and the banquet on the
Registration is open until July
1 online. Full details
here (click on 'Registration' above left margin top) and on the BPS website (www.bps.ac.uk).
The last day for abstract submission and the last day to register at
‘early-bird’ rates has passed.
Travel to Bath
Bath is located in the West
of England, 115 miles due west of London and 15 miles east of Bristol.
For those travelling to
the UK by air there are a number of possible airports to fly into including
Bristol, London Heathrow, and London Gatwick. Bristol Airport is the closest
to Bath, being only 20 miles away. Of the London airports, Heathrow is the
closest to Bath and therefore probably the most convenient.
Breakfast should be taken at
your hotel or in a neighbouring coffee shop. Lunches and morning and
afternoon coffee and tea breaks will be provided at the meeting. For evening
meals there are a huge number of fantastic restaurants and bars in Bath that
cater for all tastes and budgets.
There will be a welcome
reception on the Sunday evening from 8 to 10 pm in the Pump Rooms adjacent
to the Roman Baths in the centre of Bath near the Abbey. Delegates can
either register at the Assembly Rooms during Sunday afternoon, or, name
badges will be available for collection during the welcome reception.
Wednesday afternoon is ‘free
time’ for delegates to explore Bath and its surroundings. One idea would be
to ponder on the great science you have heard while relaxing in the Thermae
Bath Spa (www.thermaebathspa.com)
with its steam rooms and roof top pool. Details of the many other things to
do and visit in and around Bath can be obtained from the City of Bath
Visitor Information Centre (www.visitbath.co.uk/visitor-information-centre).
For those prepared to travel a bit Stonehenge, Avebury Stone Circle and the
Cotswolds are not too far away.
The meeting banquet followed
by some after dinner entertainment will be held on the Thursday evening in
the Assembly Rooms.
To facilitate the convivial
social interactions for which INRC meetings are famous the organisers will
each day suggest a local bar where attendees can gather after dinner for a
fun evening together.
Tickets can be purchased for
the Opening Reception and the Banquet through the online registration form.
There will not be an
official programme of events for accompanying persons but details of the
many things to do and visit in and around Bath can be obtained from the City
of Bath Visitor Information Centre (www.visitbath.co.uk).
The Assembly Rooms,
where the scientific sessions will be held, also houses the Museum of
Bursaries will be made
available from a number of sources.
All applications for
bursaries can be made by instructions given on the 'Travel Award' link at
the top left margin on this page.
bursaries: eligible to young scientists based in the USA who submit an
abstract and will be presenting in the poster and/or oral sessions.
bursaries: eligible to BPS members of any age, based anywhere in the world,
who submit an abstract and will be presenting in the poster and/or oral
it is hoped that further financial support will be available from
sponsorship. Eligible to young investigators who submit an abstract and will
be presenting in the poster and/or oral sessions.
On Site Check-in
The meeting Check-In
Desk will be located in the Foyer of the Assembly Rooms. It will be open on
Sunday 12th July from 3 - 5pm. Registrants will also be able to
collect their name badges at the Pump Rooms Reception (8 – 10pm). Thereafter
Desk will be open from 8am each day throughout the meeting.
deadline has passed.
Talks and Posters
The programme has space for
20 ‘hot topic talks’ (10 min talk + 5 min questions) that will be selected
from the abstracts submitted. Please indicate when submitting your abstract
if you would like to be considered for a talk. Unfortunately not all those
who request one will be able to give a talk so we apologise in advance to
those who are unsuccessful.
Poster sessions will be held
on the Monday and Tuesday. Authors are invited to display their posters for
the whole day and attend their posters at the time indicated in the
There will be a Datablitz
session before each poster session. Those participating at the Datablitz
session will have two minutes and one slide to convince the audience that
their poster is worth visiting. If you wish to present in the Datablitz then
please sign up when you submit your abstract.
The poster boards will
measure 2m high x 1.0m wide (portrait). We suggest making your poster no
larger than 90cm wide x 120cm high (or A0 portrait).
There will be facilities for
slide preview at the Assembly Rooms. Speakers are requested to ensure that
they upload their presentation before the session in which they are
As further information becomes
available, announcements will be made to the INRC-L email list. If you are
not already on the INRC-list server, please send your current e-mail
address, full name and institutional affiliation to:
Craig W. Stevens, Ph.D.
INRC Information Officer