Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain

June 9th, 2012
Waltham Woods Conference Center, Waltham, MA

Accreditation | Agenda | Faculty | Registration

7:00-7:30       
Registration & Continental Breakfast

7:30-7:40        
Welcome
& Opioid Education Credit Requirement
Stancel M. Riley, MD, MPA, MPH

7:40-8:00
Course Objectives and Scope of the Problem
Daniel Alford, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM

8:00-8:30        
Efficacy & Safety

Daniel Alford, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM

8:30-9:00
Prescription Monitoring Program
Madeleine Biondolillo, MD

9:00-9:15
Questions and Answers

9:15-9:30
Break

9:30-10:15      
Assessment and Monitoring Tools

Jeffrey Baxter, MD

Video Demonstration:  Starting opioids, discussing monitoring

10:15-11:00
Communicating with Patients About Chronic Opioid Use
Jane Liebschutz, MD, MP

Video Demonstration:  Assessing aberrant opioid-taking behavior, increasing monitoring

11:00-11:15     
Questions and Answers

11:15-11:30
Break

11:30-12:15     
Exit Strategies from Outpatient
Opioid Therapy
Jeffrey Baxter, MD

Video Demonstration:  Addressing lack of opioid benefit and excessive risk, discontinuing opioids

12:15-12:30     
Questions and Answers

12:30-1:15      
Panel Discussion

Panel Members

Phillip Beattie, MA Board of Registration in Medicine

Donna Heinz, Massachusetts State Police

Steven Hoffman, Assistant MA Attorney General

Karen Pressman, MA Department of Public Health

Mark Rubbins, USDEA, New England Division

1:15               
Adjourn