Please Join Us for the 50th INRC in New York in July 2019!


The International Narcotics Research Conference (INRC) is one of the most significant meetings for researchers and clinicians working in the field of opioid pharmacology, physiology, biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, and clinical studies. The first official meeting of the INRC was held in July 1969 in Basel, Switzerland as a satellite of the IUPHAR meeting. Since then, the INRC has been held annually for the last 49 years, and its membership has expanded significantly. The INRC is known to attract internationally-renowned scientists who regularly present ground-breaking research. This conference has always been an impactful meeting where scientists from different specialties come together to identify novel mechanisms and therapeutic strategies for the treatment of addiction, chronic pain, and mood disorders. In addition, a fundamental philosophy of the INRC community is to engage trainees, and highlight their contribution as young scientists. Within the meeting agenda, the organizing committee makes a concerted effort to include talks from post-doctoral fellows and graduate students, and provides ample opportunity for engaging discussions between senior scientists and trainees. We are very excited to hold this prestigious meeting in New York in 2019, and we look forward to hosting you soon!


The meeting starts with the opening reception on the evening of Sunday, July 7th and scientific sessions on the morning of July 8th and ends with the scientific sessions and the INRC Business Meeting on the afternoon of Thursday,July 11th followed by the closing banquet on the evening of Thursday, July 11th.


Meeting Venue

The venue is the Grand Hyatt New York.


Grand Hyatt New York

109 East 42nd St 

New York, NY  10017



Abstract submission deadline

April 17, 2019. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Executive Committee and the Chairs of the Symposia for potential inclusion as short oral presentations in select symposia. Data Blitz sessions will also include single slide oral presentations from the abstracts accepted as poster presentations. Further information for consideration for Data Blitz presentations will be disseminated after the Abstract Submission deadline. ALL Abstracts must be sumitted via the Submission link on this website. If your abstract is also being submitted for consideration for a travel award (see below), it must also be here.



Registration includes access to all of the scientific sessions, the Opening Reception and the Closing Banquet.


Fees are in US dollars:

Regular Registration - $800.00

Student Registration - $700.00


A late fee of $100.00 will be added to the registration fee on or after May 1, 2019.


In addition, if you would like to purchase an additional ticket to the closing banquet, which will follow the Business Meeting on Thursday, July 11, you can do so on the Registration tab. Tickets are $185.00.  


Travel Awards

Travel awards will be available from funding from a National Institues of Drug Abuse grant, primarily for students and postdocs coming from labs in the United States. Applications will be due on April 17, 2019. Click here to download the NIDA application form. Travel Awardees are required to stay in Grand Hyatt New York during the meeting.


For graduate students based in Europe, the European Opioid Conference (EOC) is pleased to announce it has set aside money to provide partial support for travel of PhD students based in EU laboratories to present their work at the 50th anniversary meeting of INRC. Click here to download the EOC application form. The deadline for application for the EOC travel award is May 1, 2019.


Hotel Advisory

INRC always encourages attendees to stay at the hotel/resort hosting the conference, in this case Grand Hyatt New York, for which we have negotiated a very competitive room rate for New York, other rooming options are sometimes pursued. Please be advised, those investigating AirBnB options, that New York City has made it illegal for AirBnB to host stays of less than 30 days for most apartments in NYC, unless the tenant(s) of those apartments continue to occupy part of the space for the duration of the stay. This is not advertised on the AirBnB website, and is apparently unevenly enforced, but there is a risk that bookings through AirBnB may be subject to unexpected and potentially last-minute loss of money and not having a place to stay upon arrival in NYC.

July 7-11 2019

New York Grand Hyatt
109 East 42nd Street
New York, New York
United States, 10017


Feb 1 2019 (00:00 EST) to Jul 11 2019 (17:00 EDT)


Poster only: Feb 19 2019 (00:00 EST) to Apr 18 2019 (00:00 EDT)
Poster or Oral: Feb 19 2019 (00:00 EST) to Apr 18 2019 (00:00 EDT)

Contact organizers

Shared Files

INRC 2019 Symposia Speakers and Titles.pdf
INRC 2019 Tentative Schedule-Updated.pdf