Thursday April 4, 2019 8:00 am - 5:30 pm *Separate registration required
The ASAM Pain & Addiction: Common Threads Course is one of ASAM's longest running and most popular courses. This course is designed to develop learners' clinical skills and improve treatment of patients who fall somewhere in the gray area around pain and addiction. Participants will learn clinical best practices and new research developments affecting treatment and how to integrate these techniques into their own practices. This year's course will examine complex and challenging patient cases and identify next steps to treatment.
Who Should Attend
This course is intended for those in the addiction medicine field who already have some experience with pain and addiction. Other healthcare providers and members of the care team interested in treating this patient population are also encouraged to attend.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
Manage perioperative pain in patients who have been prescribed medication for the purpose of treating opioid use disorder and/or addiction.
Distinguish between use of buprenorphine for pain and for addiction.
Prescribe non-opioid or non-pharmacologic therapies to help manage pain.
Identify indications for discontinuing medication when treating pain and/or addiction.
Direct or implement the medical management of withdrawal from sedatives.
Analyze current research on cannabis use in patients with pain and communicate that information to patients.
Establish an authentic healing and helpful relationship with patient and other treating healthcare professionals.
Using buprenorphine for pain management
Addressing pre-operative pain
Tapering or discontinuing buprenorphine
Communicating with patients and other providers
Using non-opioid or non-pharmacological pain management approaches
Addressing cannabis use in patients with pain
Managing withdrawal from sedatives
Program Planning Committee and Faculty
Mark A. Weiner, MD, FASAM, Chair William S. Jacobs, MD, Vice Chair Denise Josey, MD, MPH, MS Laura Morgan, PharmD, MEd, BCPS Melvin I. Pohl, MD, DFASAM Launette Marie Rieb, MD, MSc, CCFP, FCFP, FASAM Gregory Rudolf, MD Michael P. Sprintz, DO, DFASAM Donald R. Teater, MD, MPH R. Corey Waller, MD, MS, FACEP, DFASAM
Continuing Medical Education Credit
The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.