Pain Medication Challenges: Appropriate use of opiates and other controlled substances is a course that includes an in-depth review of pain medicine by providing evidence-based, professionally informed education relevant to today?s pain medicine challenges.
Opiate Therapy Controversies
Srdjan Nedeljkovic, MD
This program looks at what is known and not known from a scientific viewpoint about the long term use of potent opiates in the treatment of pain syndromes.
Psychology of Chronic Pain
Robert Edwards PhD
This equips attendees with information on the intricate relationships between the subjective experience of pain and other psychological issues such as emotional state and perception.
Medical-legal Considerations of Chronic Pain
Edward Michna MD
This course will present information about legal and ethical problems that providers who prescribe opiate pain medications could encounter if proper care is not taken regarding dispensing of these substances and providing education to their patients on concerning proper use.
Opioid Risk Management
Robert Jamison MD
This course explores the process of the development of addiction and abusive behaviors in the use of opiate medications and offers ideas and insight on how to minimize these well recognized and serious problems.
Toxicology for Chronic Pain
Stacy E. F. Melanson MD PhD
This lecture explores the role of the lab inmaintaining adherence to a pain medication regimen through monitoring by blood and urine testing. The limitations of these tests are presented in detail.
Chronic Pain Disorders
Edgar L. Ross MD
This program introduces the basic concepts of pain and pain management including defining pain and its many types, discussing the brains response to pain and discussing the various medical therapies for pain and where their use is appropriate.