Monday 25 – Wednesday 27 March 2024
Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford


Ketamine 2024 is a forum for top researchers and experienced and interested clinicians to learn from each other about the therapeutic use of ketamine and related compounds for affective disorders.

Sessions will range widely. From discussion of practice-defining large RCTs to exciting preclinical mechanistic studies, from the operation of ketamine clinics in real-world settings to updates on the regulation of new devices and formulations to consideration of novel compounds – the full breadth of activity will be covered.

The Blavatnik School of Government has state of the art conferencing facilities and regularly hosts international symposia and events. There is a range of options for authors of e-posters, including recorded synopses and Zoom meetings where you can discuss your (published and unpublished) work during the conference and in the days preceding it as part of the Ketamine International Journal Club. All presentations will be available online*, on demand, after the conference.

The conference debate, welcome reception and conference dinner are perfect opportunities to meet fellow researchers and clinicians. They will be held at Oxford’s most historic locations including Holywell Music room, Weston Library and Conference Dinner at Exeter College.

*subject to presenters’ approval

Abstract Submission Closed

Deadline for submissions was Monday 12 February 2024

Key Dates

Wednesday 1 November 2023
Abstract submissions open

Monday 11 December 2023
Registration opens

Monday 12 February 2024
Abstract submission deadline

Tuesday 20 February 2024
Abstract Notification of acceptance

Monday 11 March 2024
Deadline Submission of recorded talk/pdf poster

Monday 18 March – Sunday 14 April 2024
Poster sites open

Monday 25 March 2024
Conference starts


Conference Venue:
Blavatnik School of Government, Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6GG.

With its state of the art conferencing facilities, we’re delighted to welcome you to The Blavatnik School of Government.

Designed to support the School’s mission of inspiring and promoting better government around the world, the Blavatnik School of Government’s award-winning building provides a purpose-built home for a vibrant academic community.

It was developed by internationally renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron.

The building has been hailed as a stunning new addition to Oxford’s historic skyline, and most of all through its design represents the values of openness, collaboration and transparency that are key to the School’s overall mission of improving public policy.

‘Inside, the building is quite simply breathtaking. It is one of those rare moments in architecture when the spirit soars. This is a modern cathedral of learning that at the same time stimulates, soothes and excites. […] It is a truly inspirational piece of design and one so fitting for its purpose’
RIBA Judges

Oxford is one of the most attractive places for tourists in the UK. This is because of its magnificent history and the presence of Oxford University, one of the most renowned universities and it is also the third oldest university in the world.

It also has some of the most amazing medieval architectural masterpieces in the whole of UK. It’s the only city in the UK that has a delicate combination of modernity with the atmosphere of an English village town.

The University of Oxford website has interactive maps of the University buildings.

Oxford is approximately 60 miles (90 kms) northwest of London and has excellent road and national rail links. There are regular coach services to the London airports, and direct train services to major UK cities including London and Birmingham.

Many Oxford streets in central Oxford are closed to traffic and parking is severely limited. If considering arriving by car, visitors are encouraged to use the Park and Ride bus services which operate between the city centre and parking areas on the outskirts of the city.

For more detailed information, please see the University of Oxford website page on how to get to Oxford University.

About us

Organising Committee

Rupert McShane

Celia Morgan
Gerard Sanacora

Sara Costi

Declan McLoughlin
Robert Schoevers
Bartlomiej Pliszka

Please contact the Secretariat:

Ketamine 2024 Conference Secretariat
c/o Mosaic Events
Tower House
Mill Lane
Askham Bryan
YO23 3FS

Tel +44 (0) 1904 702165


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