Responding to The Opioid Epidemic: Safely Managing Pain Through Evidence-Based Interventions

Program Description: The state of Rhode Island (RI) continues to experience an epidemic of substance misuse. While many efforts are underway to combat this important public health issue, there is more that can be done. One key component is further education for health professionals who treat these vulnerable populations. This year’s symposium will explore substance misuse across the demographic spectrum and discuss alternative methods for pain relief, regulations around prescribing opioids and give practice pearls for the management of chronic pain. Through discussions, this event will explore the impact of substance misuse throughout an individual’s life-cycle and educate local professions on what can be done to improve the lives of Rhode Islanders combating this difficult disease.  Target Audience: Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Residents, Fellows, Social Workers, Public Health Professionals, Health Profession Students & Community Stakeholders. Learning ObjectiveAt the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: Summarize current Rhode Island Rules and Regulations regarding opioid and controlled substance prescribing as well as describe current initiatives that aim to provide better care by preventing substance abuse/misuse Compare and contrast alternative therapies for pain management Identify patient goals when treating chronic pain by selecting an appropriate formulary for treatment following five best practices Learn More | Register Online CME Accreditation The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their...