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Prevention and Treatment of Opiate Use Disorder - (Annual Meeting)

Oakland, CA
August 10th, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This free SAMHSA-sponsored course will occur as a pre-conference workshop at the 45th Annual Meeting and National Health Conference. The workshop will provide specific knowledge and skills associated with safe prescribing of opioids, including balancing optimal pain relief and preventing inappropriate use of opioid analgesics.

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Presenters:

Ron Shaw, MD (Creek/Osage) – President Elect, Internal Medicine

John Alexander Hopper, M.D. 

Lawrence S. Brown, Jr., M.D., MPH, DFASAM


Target Audience:

The course is designed for all clinicians practicing in primary care setting who provide opioid medication and who care for patients receiving opioid medication.
Course Overview:
The SAMHSA sponsored course will provide specific knowledge and skills associated with safe prescribing of opioids, including balancing pain management and minimizing the risk of misuse or abuse of opioids. 
Presentations: Three didactic presentations, approximately 30 minutes each.
Learning Objectives:

Risk Reduction: Managing Pain
  • Maintain a reasonable balance between providing appropriate pain management and minimizing the risk of misuse or abuse of opioids.
  • Describe the nature of chronic pain
  • Identify risks and benefits of short and long-acting opioids
  • Implement current national guidelines for the safe and effective use of opioids in the management of chronic pain.
  • Define effective methods for risk-stratification and implement monitoring strategies based on risk
  • Outline a strategy for determining when to use opioids for chronic pain management
Treating opioid use disorders: Managing pain in patients on Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Describe the types of MAT
  • Define clinical scenarios in which patients on MAT are likely to present with pain
  • Employ opioid and non-opioid therapies in the management of acute and chronic pain
  • Identify referral options for management of chronic pain in patients on MAT 
Treating opioid use disorders: Providing Office Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT)
  • Understand the role of OBOT in the continuum of care for patients with chronic pain
  • Identify and intervene in aberrant opioid use
  • Implement strategies for discontinuing opioids
  • Recognize and manage withdrawal symptoms
  • Describe approbate resources and referrals for patients who require treatment beyond the scope of OBOT