The Elephant in the Room: Managing Pain Patients With Substance Use Disorders is organized by Academy of Integrative Pain Management (AIPM) and will be held during Nov 14, 2016 - Nov 14, 2019.
The target audience for this medical event is all clinicians who treat chronic pain. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
In the face of the overwhelming prescription opioid abuse and chronic pain epidemics, a new paradigm is required to promote compassionate and effective pain care, while minimizing risks for addiction, abuse, or diversion of many types of pain medications. Addressing psychological and substance misuse/abuse issues in the chronic pain milieu is complex and challenging, yet vital, requiring a broader skill set and a multidisciplinary approach to manage successfully. Patient discharge is not the only option. This program educates providers on the fundamentals of addictive disease and its intersection with chronic pain. Dr. Sprintz discusses strategies to help providers and patients effectively manage pain, while decreasing the risks for medication misuse and addiction.
• Demonstrate understanding of the neurobiological basis of addictive disease
• Illustrate the complex nature between pain and substance use disorders
• Discuss tools and techniques that can assist with managing pain, while also addressing co-occuring substance use disorders.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.