(This program does not offer CME credit)
This brief and informative session will overview Opioid Induced Respiratory Depression (OIRD), its prevalence and the various individuals at-risk. Attendees will also learn about an available at-home emergency treatment and how to integrate it into discussions with patients and their treatment plans.
Speaker: Dr. George Avetian
Dr. George Avetian is a family practioner with 37 years of clinical experience caring for a diverse multicultural community in Upper Darby, PA. Dr. Avetian graduated from Villanova University and attended PCOM where he completed his medical studies in 1980. His post graduate training was at Metropolitan Hospital Springfield Division. Since 2011 he has held the position of Senior Medical Advisor for Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He maintains clinical privileges at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. He is president elect of the Delaware County Medical Society. Dr. Avetian is a member of the Delaware County Heroin Task Force where he chairs its medical subcommittee. He also co-chairs the Health Advisory Board of Delaware County. He is a fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and is an adjunct faculty member of The Louis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. He has numerous memberships in local and national medical societies. Dr. Avetian frequently lectures to local community groups on the current opioid epidemic with an emphasis on prevention, awareness, and the proper medical treatment of those in need. He is recognized in the medical community as a thought leader and an expert on safe practices when using opioid analgesics in the management of acute and chronic pain.
Supported by: Adapt Pharma
Industry-Supported Symposia are independently organized and are not an official part of the Preventive Medicine 2018 Education Program.