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15990 E Centretech Pkwy

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The Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership - a partnership of public and private agencies serving Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas Counties - is committed to working with community members and providers to find collaborative strategies to address opioid misuse in our communities. As we know all too well, prescription drug abuse and accidental overdose from narcotics are occurring in our communities at an epidemic rate.

Moving From What to How: Practical Tools for Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing will review best practice recommendations for prescribing opioids for acute pain, chronic pain, and opioid dependence and provide prescribers with practical tools for implementing these recommendations in their practices. Five mini-talks (similar to TED talks) will be presented, each focusing on a key dimension of safe and effective opioid prescribing and management, followed by a panel discussion on Medication Assisted Treatment.

Agenda Topics Include:
  • Clinical Pearls for Safe Opioid Prescribing

  • Laws, Regulations, and Guidelines

  • Current Scams and How to Prevent Them

  • Tools for Education and Consultion: Project ECHO

  • Tools for Safe Prescribing and Monitoring: OpiSafe

  • Panel Discussion: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)


Who Should Attend?
This conference is ideal for all health care providers who treat patients suffering from acute pain, chronic pain, and opioid dependence, including physicians, psychiatrists, pharmacists, mental health providers, therapists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, allied health professionals, as well as public health professionals, and health policy experts. It is particularly relevant for the following specialties: family medicine, general medicine, internal medicine, pain management, psychiatry, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Speakers:

Lesley Brooks, MD, North Colorado Health Alliance

Jennifer Harrod, RN Mental Health Partners

Shane Tiernan, Purdue

Robert Valuck, PhD, RPh, Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention

Ricardo Velasquez, MD, ValleyWide Health Systems

Denise Vinconi, Office of Behavioral Health

Steven Wright, MD, Retired Family Physician & Addicition Medicine Specialist


Course Objectives:

After attending the provider dinner, participants will be able to:

  1. Review principles of diagnosis and management of chronic pain.
  2. Safely select, titrate, augment, and monitor opioids to address changing chronic pain needs.
  3. Explain the public health issues related to opioid prescribing and opioid-related mortality.
  4. Understand the evolution of and differences between leading opioid management guidelines.
  5. Discuss current pain-related health policies and their effect on clinical practice.
  6. Recognize current patient behaviors that represent aberrancy and suggest diversion, addiction, and abuse.
  7. Understand how to respond safely to behaviors that represent aberrancy, diversion, abuse, and addiction.
  8. Demonstrate the value of a multidisciplinary team approach to the management of chronic pain syndromes.
  9. Understand local resources available for partnering in the safe management of patients on chronic opioids.
  10. Use validated tools to assess patient risk for opioid prescribing, monitoring, and management.
  11. Understand the variety of alternative therapies available locally to treat chronic pain and opioid dependency.
  12. Overcome barriers to implementing best practices for opioid management for patients with chronic pain in their clinics, hospitals, and emergency departments.


CME Credit Information:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Colorado Medical Society through joint providership of University of Colorado Health Northern Colorado and North Colorado Health Alliance. University of Colorado Health Northern Colorado is accredited by the Colorado Medial Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:

University of Colorado Health Northern Colorado designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

COPIC Point: Event approved for 1 COPIC Point.

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