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 47 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 a small but 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 to Chicago in 2017, and we look forward to hosting you soon!


Meeting Venue

The venue is the beautiful Hyatt hotel located near downtown Chicago's Magnificent Mile.


Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile
The Illinois Room
633 N St Clair St
Chicago, Illinois, 60611



Abstract submission

The date for abstract submissions has passed.



Registration includes access to all of the scientific sessions; the Opening Reception; breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks (Monday-Thursday), and the Closing Banquet Cruise.


Fees are in US dollars:

Regular Registration - $750.00

Student Registration - $625.00


A late fee of $100.00 will be added to the registration fee after June 1, 2017.


In addition, if you would like to purchase an additional ticket to the closing banquet, you can do so on the Registration tab. Tickets are $100.00.  If you would like to purchase a ticket for a child under 12, please contact the organizer (


Travel Awards

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July 9-14 2017

Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile
633 North Saint Clair Street
Chicago, Illinois
United States, 60611


Apr 17 2017 (19:00 EDT) to Jul 14 2017 (10:00 EDT)


Poster: Mar 15 2017 (09:00 EDT) to May 15 2017 (23:45 EDT)
Oral: Apr 1 2017 (12:45 EDT) to May 1 2017 (12:45 EDT)

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