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 48 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 in San Diego in 2018, and we look forward to hosting you soon!


Meeting Venue

The venue is the beautiful HIlton San Diego Bayfront


Hilton San Diego Bayfront

1 Park Blvd 

San Diego, CA 92101



Abstract submission deadline

April 17, 2018



Registration includes access to all of the scientific sessions; the Opening Reception, lunch, and coffee breaks (Wednesday - Saturday), and the Closing Banquet.


Fees are in US dollars:

Regular Registration - $750.00

Student Registration - $600.00

If you plan on also registering for CPDD there is a 20% discount - $600

Single day admissions for those attending CPDD or RSA are also available for $150.


A late fee of $100.00 will be added to the registration fee after May 1, 2018.


In addition, if you would like to purchase an additional ticket to the closing banquet, which will follow the Business Meeting on Saturday, June 16, 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

Travel awards will be available from the NIDA grant, primarily for students and postdocs coming from labs in the United States. Applications will be due on April 17, 2018. Click here to download the application form.

June 12-16 2018

Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Boulevard
San Diego, California
United States, 92101

March 1, 2018 17:00 EST to June 17, 2018 02:00 EDT
Poster only
May 7, 2018 17:00 EDT to May 11, 2018 02:00 EDT
Poster or Oral
March 1, 2018 17:00 EST to May 11, 2018 02:00 EDT
Contact organizers