A separate fee is required to participate in the Virtual On-Demand - Pain & Addiction Course. This course will consist of pre-recorded sessions available in the e-Learning Center in April 2020.
Chronic Pain “Opioid Refugee”: Role of The Addiction Medicine Specialist
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 utilize a dynamic mix of teaching methods including didactic presentations, complex patient cases, and debates between experts in the field.
Who Should Participate
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:
Describe the neuroscience of pain and addiction
Compassionately and effectively engage in difficult conversations with patients
Apply addiction prevention strategies and key Opioid Use Disorder treatment considerations to patients who are older adults over 65 years old
Differentiate between opioid dependence and opioid use disorder
Adjust patient’s treatment plans, including transitioning patients on or off of buprenorphine
Evaluate various medication options for patients with pain and addiction and correctly utilizing new formulation guidelines
Assess the evidence for practical pain management strategies and integrate non-pharmacological management strategies into patient’s treatment plans
Analyze the current research, risks, and neuroscience of cannabinoids in relation to pain and addiction
The neuroscientific relationship between pain and addiction
Having “tough” conversations with patient’s about addiction
Special considerations to prevent and treat opioid use disorder in older adults who are over 65
Differentiating between Opioid Dependence and Opioid Use Disorder
Understanding medication options, transitioning patients on or off of buprenorphine and various buprenorphine formulations
Mark A. Weiner, MD, FASAM, Chair William S. Jacobs, MD, Vice Chair Denise Josey, MD, MPH, MS Laura Frankart, PharmD, MEd, BCPS 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