Supported by an educational grant from Teva Pharmaceuticals
This activity is certified for credit.
Wednesday, September 7
Chronic pain is a public health problem of epidemic proportions. How to safely and effectively manage it and minimize the risk of opioid abuse and misuse is a clinical dilemma faced by primary care providers and specialists from nearly every discipline. The speakers will review evidence based guidelines for the assessment and management of patients with chronic pain, including evaluation of risk factors for abuse and incorporation of strategies for mitigating risk into management plans. Clinical trial data of extended-release/long-acting opioid formulations with abuse deterrent technology will be reviewed, and methods for enhancing patient-provider communication and the interdisciplinary management of patients with chronic pain will be discussed. There is a need for collaboration by all healthcare workers involved in the management of chronic pain to better manage patients, including assessing risks for and addressing opioid misuse. This satellite symposium at the 2016 PAINWeek National Conference will educate practicing pain specialists, physicians, pharmacists, and/or nurses that are involved in the management of chronic pain.
CME Accredited Provider
This activity is provided by Med Learning Group. This activity is co-provided by Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM and AMEDCCO.
John A. Hopper, MD
Sanford M. Silverman, MD