Assistant Clinical Professor, Georgetown University, Arlington, VirginiaHoward A. Heit, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.S.A.M. Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology/Hepatology Diplomat in Addiction Medicine Certified Medical Review Officer Chronic Pain Specialist Assistant Clinical Professor, Georgetown University Dr. Heit is board certified in internal medicine (diplomat) and gastroenterology (diplomat). He is also certified in addiction medicine (diplomat) by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, and is certified as a medical review officer (MRO). He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Dr. Heit is also a member of the American Pain Society and the American Academy of Pain Medicine. Dr. Heit was co-section coordinator, author and an editor on “Pain Management and Addiction Medicine” for ASAM’s textbook Principles of Addiction Medicine, Second and Third Edition. He also co-authored two chapters in Bonica’s Management of Pain- Fourth Edition. Dr. Heit served as chair of ASAM’s scientific program “Common Threads: Pain & Addiction,” from 2000 to 2005. Dr. Heit is the recipient of the Marie Nyswander Award, which is given at the International Pain and Chemical Dependency Conference to an individual who has helped to build a bridge between pain and addiction and who has been a spokesperson for the compassionate and humane treatment of patients with pain. He was also the recipient of Clinical Pain Educator of the Year Award in 2009 by the American Society of Pain Educators.. Dr. Heit is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has lectured and published extensively on the interface of pain and addiction medicine.
Founder/Chief Medical Officer, Sprintz Center for Pain and Dependency, The Woodlands, TexasMichael Sprintz, D.O. received his medical degree from Midwestern University-Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1997 and went on to a residency in Anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He left Hopkins to do post-doctoral research in biomedical nanotechnology before returning to complete his anesthesia training at University of South Florida. Dr. Sprintz completed a Pain Medicine Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2012 and is triple-board-certified in Anesthesiology, Addiction Medicine, and Pain Medicine. Dr. Sprintz is the Past-President of the Texas Society of Addiction Medicine, as well as the CEO of iLumHealth, a software company developing world-class products to prevent abuse and diversion of prescription drugs, educate providers, and employ rational solutions that save lives and create value. In addition, Dr. Sprintz is the Founder and Chief Medical Officer of the Sprintz Center for Pain and Dependency, an ultra-specialized outpatient center for the comprehensive treatment of chronic pain, dependency and addiction, located in The Woodlands, TX.
Assistant Professor, University of Florida College of Medicine, Orange Park, FloridaGary M. Reisfield, MD, is an assistant professor in the Divisions of Addiction Medicine, Pain Medicine, and Forensic Psychiatry, in the Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Reisfield has completed a residency in anesthesiology and fellowships in pain medicine and addiction medicine, and is board certified in all three specialties. His major research interest is adherence monitoring in chronic opioid therapy and he has authored several peer-reviewed articles on this and related topics He is a gubernatorial appointee to the Implementation and Oversight Task Force of Florida’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, and member of the editorial review board of the Journal of Analytical Toxicology, Journal of Opioid Management, and Pain Medicine.
Urine Drug Testing “For” Your Patient Not “To” Your Patient – Part1
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Room: Governors Ballroom C, Fourth Floor
Assistant Clinical Professor, Georgetown University, Arlington, Virginia
Founder/Chief Medical Officer, Sprintz Center for Pain and Dependency, The Woodlands, Texas
Assistant Professor, University of Florida College of Medicine, Orange Park, Florida
Part 1 of this two-part workshop aims to increase clinicians’ knowledge and confidence in utilizing urine drug testing (UDT) in clinical practice. This session will be divided into three parts highlighting the various important aspects of UDT. Presenters will first cover the basic science of urine drug testing, differentiating between qualitative and quantitative UDT. After basic knowledge is developed, presenters will discuss patient-centered UDT and how it may be utilized to improve communication with patients in order to achieve therapeutic goals. Finally, presenters will explain how to start implementing UDT in clinical practice by designing a UDT protocol and selecting a testing laboratory. The emphasis of this session will be on using UDT for a patient’s benefit rather than as a punitive tool.