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Opioid/Pain Management Conf Feb 9-10, 2018

Opioid/Pain Management Conf Feb 9-10, 2018

EDUCATIONAL NEED AND PROGRAM GOAL

The Opioid Crisis is a serious public health problem that affects almost every community and family in some way. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the amount of opioids
prescribed in the United States peaked in 2010 and then showed a decrease each year through 2015. However, prescribing remains high and varies widely from county to county. Health care providers began using opioids in the late 1990s to treat chronic pain not related to cancer, such as arthritis and back pain. As this continued, more opioid prescriptions were written, for more days per prescription, in higher doses. Taking opioids for longer periods of time or in higher doses increases the risk of addiction, overdose and death. From 2000 to 2015 more than half a million people died from drug overdoses. CDC data indicates 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Understanding the opioid epidemic, improving the way opioids are prescribed through clinical practice guidelines and ensuring patients have access to safer, more effective chronic pain treatment while reducing the number of people who misuse, abuse or overdose from these drugs can ensure promising interventions to improve opioid prescribing, inform clinical practice and protect patients at risk.

This two-day conference focuses on updating health care professionals on the history of pain management prescribing, pharmacology and toxicology of opioids, Texas drug prescribing laws and regulatory bodies, a pain management physician’s practice experience, the many faces of reward deficiency syndrome, opioid conversion calculations and new drug updates. Upon completion of this conference, prescribing health care professionals will be able to utilize the information provided to improve their management of patients in the current challenging practice environment. With collaborative efforts, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and other health care professionals may apply the recommendations on the use of opioids to ensure a safer, more effective chronic pain treatment while reducing the risk of opioid use disorder, overdose and death.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is designed for physicians in family practice, primary care, internal medicine and other specialties, as well as hospitalists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and other interested health care professionals.

For accreditation statement(s) and detailed agenda, click here.

Location

Education Service Center, Region 2
209 N. Water St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Registration Fees Include

Conference meals, USB drive of presentation materials, printed conference syllabus.

A limited number of printed presentation materials may be purchased for an additional $50 plus sales tax. No printed material will be available for purchase after January 30, 2018. Purchasing information will follow via email once registration has been confirmed.

EDUCATIONAL METHODS:

The format will consist of PowerPoint assisted lectures, each followed by a brief question and answer session. Participants will also take part in pre- and post- questions facilitated by an audience response system.

Course Director:

Wilson Velazquez, MD

Cancellation Policy:

Notification of registration cancellation must be received by January 30, 2018 to obtain a refund, minus a $50 administration fee. No refunds will be made after this date. A W-9 form may be requested in order to process your refund. Questions? Please call 361.561.8589 or 361.561.8591.

Photo Release: The event organizers and other participants may take photographs during the event. By registering for this event you give consent for the organizers, sponsors and other participants to publish these photos in printed materials or on the internet without additional notice. Individuals will never be identified/named in any photo unless prior written consent has been obtained from those individuals. If you do not wish to appear in any photos please contact CBHEC and inform the event staff during registration.

NOTE: Please add each registrant separately (leave quantity at 1 on this page). To register an attendee, click on Add to Cart below, fill out required information, and click on Continue. To add an additional attendee, click on Continue Shopping. After all attendees are registered, click on Checkout.

Questions? Please contact 361-561-8589.

MD, DO, PharmD, RPh, PhD:

Full Conference - $250 Early, $300 Late
Friday Only - $125 Early, $175 Late
Saturday Only - $175 Early, $225 Late

NP, PA:

Full Conference - $250 Early, $300 Late
Friday Only - $125 Early, $175 Late
Saturday Only - $175 Early, $225 Late

Pharm Tech:

Full Conference - $100 Early or Late
1 Day Friday or Saturday - $50 Early or Late

Other:

Full Conference - $150 Early or Late
1 Day Friday or Saturday - $75 Early or Late

*Students:

Full Conference - $50 Early or Late
1 Day Friday or Saturday - $25 Early or Late

*Students (A student is defined as an individual attending school and not yet certified in a health care field.)


Early Bird Deadline:

January 30, 2018 at 3:00 pm.CST

Cancellation Policy

Notification of registration cancellation must be received by January 30, 2018 at 3:00 PM to obtain a refund, minus a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be made after this date. A W-9 form will be requested in order to process your refund. Question 361.561.8589 or 361.561.8591

NOTE: Please add each registrant separately (leave quantity at 1 on this page). To register an attendee, click on Add to Cart below, fill out required information, and click on Continue. To add an additional attendee, click on Continue Shopping. After all attendees are registered, click on Checkout.

For Conference Questions? Please contact 361-561-8594.

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Texas A&M HSC Coastal Bend Health Education Center

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Notification of registration cancellation must received thirty days prior to an event to obtain refund, minus a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be made after this date. A W-9 will be requested in order to process refunds.