Understanding Opioids, Pain, and Addiction

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Thursday May 3rd 6pm-8pm
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 06:00 PM until 08:00 PM
Location and Delivery Method ( view map )
Delivery Method
Face-To-Face
Location Name
Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall
Address
320 W Willoughby Ave
City
Juneau
State / Province
AK
Country
United States
Cost Range
$20.00

Host And Instructor

Host
Rural AK Health Professions Foundation - Alaska AHEC
Instructor
Don Teater MD, MPH

Credits

C.E. Credit for Physician - American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP): 2.00
Specialization: Prescribed
This Live activity, Understanding Opioids, Pain, and Addiction , with a beginning date of 05/03/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 2.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Training Overview Description

This presentation will discuss the current state of opioid abuse and present providers with alternative options for safe effective pain relief to help their patients that can save lives, save families, and save communities.

Presented By Don Teater MD,MPH
Dr. Teater is a family physician who has lived and worked in western North Carolina for the past 30 years. Since 2004 he has focused on the intersection of pain, opioids, and addiction. Don was lead facilitator for the expert panel during the development of the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. From 2013-2016, He was the Medical Advisor at the National Safety Council leading their effort to reduce opioid abuse and overdose. He continues to work as a consultant with the CDC on educating prescribers on the appropriate treatment of pain.

After completing this activity Participants will be able to:
a. identify the relative effectiveness of common oral pain medications.
b. identify common side effects of available pain medications.
c. understand the public health effects and costs of opioid prescriptions for acute and chronic pain
d. describe the 4 main mechanisms of pain and their impact on acute and chronic pain.
e. assess how the use of opioids for acute and chronic pain commonly result in worse outcomes.
f. apply the optimal treatment options for both acute and chronic pain.

Target Audience: Prescribing Providers

Event-specific Details

Appetizers and Drinks will be provided.

This event is sponsored by JAMHI (Juneau Alliance for Mental Health) and the Alaska Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction Prevention.

Prescription Drug Abuse / Opioid Abuse
Pharmacology
Pain Management
Urologist
Radiologist
Psychiatrist
Podiatrist
Pediatrician
Otolaryngologist
Othopedic Surgeon
Other Physician
Ophthalmologist
Obstetrics and Gynecologist
Neurologist
Internist
Geriatrician
General Surgeon
Family Medicine Physician
Epidemiologist
Dermatologist
Chiropractor
Cardiologist
Nurse Educator
Nurse Anesthetist
Nurse Administrator
Physician Assistant
Other Nurse Practitioner
Other Mid-Level Providers
NP - Women's Health
NP - Psychiatric
NP - Pediatric
NP - Family Practice
Midwife
Orthodontist
Oral Surgeon
Dentist

Registration Information

Conference questions please contact Riley Neff Warner 907-463-3303 Riley@jamhi.org.

For registration or payment questions please contact Pat Sammartino 907-786-6589 plsammartino@alaska.edu

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