Meeting the Moment: How the Opioid Crisis Has Changed the Way We Study, Evaluate and Treat Patients (Session 3)
This is a three-part information series presented by the University of Virginia Department of Anesthesiology and the Office of Pain Management and Opioid Stewardship:
- Session 1: September 13
- Session 2: November 1 *
- Session 3: December 6 (see below for description)
For more information, view the event flyer here.
* View the second event in the Series (from November 1) here.
Session 3: Collaboration, Future Directions, and New Guidelines (8-9pm: 1 CME Credit)
This session will explore protocols being implemented and developed at UVA that address what happens when pain medications are prescribed to our patients. Dr. Bob Goldstein will discuss a program that ensures safe disposal of unused opioids and other medications, and decreases the likelihood of perpetuating the opioid crisis in our community. Dr. Patrick Finan joined our faculty this September, bringing a wealth of research experience to our pain division. He will discuss his current work as well as future directions for pain research at UVA.
Our Spotlight panel will focus on new CDC Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Pain, which were released on November 3, 2022. We will discuss the 12 recommendations which fall into 4 groups:
- Deciding whether or not to initiate opioids
- Selecting opioids and calculating dosages
- Determining duration of initial opioid prescription and conducting follow-up
- Assessing risks and addressing potential harms of opioid use
Participants may submit questions when they register and message panelists live as we explore the impact of these changes on clinical practice.