Healthcare Professional Event May 4 - 6, 2017
6th Annual Conference – A Thoughtful Approach to Pain Management

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If Not Opiods, Then What?

General Admission:
Single Day (Friday or Saturday) – $200.00
Both Days – $375.00

Physician Admission:
Single Day (Friday or Saturday) – $225.00
Both Days – $425.00

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Select ‘2017 A Thoughtful Approach to Pain Management‘ under May 2017.

3 days of in-depth, practical and leading-edge medical education by world-class pain medicine experts.

Overview:
Experts from around the country will lead a dynamic, multi-faceted educational experience, including “TED” talks, small discussion groups, panel discussions, breakout sessions, and extended learning opportunities. Participants will learn how to approach the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain from a collaborative, multidisciplinary, non-opioid perspective, based upon current research and best practices.

Learning Objectives:

By the completion of this program participants will:

  • Understand the principles and best practices of chronic pain management.
  • Learn how to better screen individuals who present with chronic pain and to create an appropriate management regime.
  • Learn effective communication strategies for dealing with chronic pain patients, and in order to help them become motivated and engaged to make long-term changes to their health.

Intended Audience:
Physicians, PAs, NPs, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers, counselors, substance abuse treatment professionals, PT, OT, administrators, and other health care professionals who treat patients with chronic pain.

Email: PainConference2017@oregonpainguidance.org

 

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Day | Ashland
Thursday, May 4, 2017 | 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Galaxy Ballroom and Cosmos 1 & 2
7:00 am to 8:00 am Registration Check-In and Full Buffet Breakfast
8:00 am to 12:00 pm Workshop 1 | Essentials of Substance Use Diagnosis & Treatment
Melissa Weimer and Todd Korthuis
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm Workshop 2 | Difficult Conversations: Maintaining Alliances while Adhering to Guidelines
Barry Egener
8:00 am to 4:00 pm Workshop 3 | Team-Based Care in the Management of People with Pain
Kim Swanson and Scott Safford
12:30 pm to 5:00 pm Buprenorphine Waiver Training for Physicians, NPs and PAs
Melissa Weimer and Todd Korthuis
See Buprenorphine Insert for description.
12:00 pm Boxed Lunch (Included)

Evening | Medford
Thursday, May 4, 2017 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Community Forum

Pre-registration required: Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Hwy., Medford, OR
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Community Forum: Conversation with the Public around Pain Treatment
Keynote Address: “Chronic Pain – Is It All in My Head?”
| Daniel Clauw
Complimentary soup & salad supper included.

Ashland
Friday, May 5, 2017 | 7:00 am – 6:30 pm

Grand Ballroom
7:00 am to 8:00 am Registration Check-In and Breakfast Buffet
8:00 am to 8:15 am Introduction | Jim Shames
8:15 am to 9:15 am Keynote Address: “If Not Opioids, Then What?” | Daniel Clauw
9:15 am to 10:00 am Facilitated Transformation Panel (patients and healthcare providers discuss strategies of opioid reduction)
10:00 am to 10:15 am Break
10:15 am to 11:15 am TED 1 with Anna Lembke
“Invisible Forces Driving the Opioid Epidemic: From Disability Reform to Illness Narratives”TED 2 with David Tauben
“Management of Patients with Pain in the Primary Care Setting”TED 3: with Mark Sullivan
“Do Patients with Complex Chronic Pain have Physical, Mental or Centralized Pain, AND, Does it Matter?”
11:15 am to 11:35 am Case Presentation with Interdisciplinary Table Discussion #1
11:35 am to 12:15 pm Moderated Panel Discussion with TED Speakers | Moderator: Daniel Clauw
12:15 pm to 12:30 pm Break
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Lunch Served
Panel Discussion: “How to Create Systems Change within a Clinical Setting” | Michael Parchman, M.D. and demonstration clinic staff
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm TED 4 with Daniel Clauw
“The Role of Marijuana in Pain Treatment”TED 5 with Roger Chou
“Management of Common Chronic Pain Syndromes, with a Focus on Non-Opioid Therapies”TED 6 with John Loeser
“The Journey of Chronic Pain: Getting Care and Caring Back on Track”
2:30 pm to 2:50 pm Case Presentation with Interdisciplinary Table Discussion #2
2:50 pm to 3:10 pm Break
3:10 pm to 3:50 pm Moderated Panel Discussion with TED Speakers | Moderator: Anna Lembke
3:50 pm to 4:20 pm Facilitated Table Talk: “Developing Practical, Collaborative Goals to Effect Change”
4:20 pm to 4:30 pm Closing Remarks | Jim Shames
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm Evening Reception

Ashland
Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

10:15 am to 11.45 am

Select one of the following workshop sessions

Workshop 8 | Opioid Use Disorder
Melissa Weimer and John Mahan

Workshop 9 | Practical Pain Management in the Office
Michael Parchman and David Tauben

Workshop 10 | The Cognitive-Behavioral Underpinnings of Chronic Non-Cancer Pain
Paul Coelho and Daniel Clauw

Workshop 11 | Low Back Pain/Musculoskeletal Disorders
Roger Chou and John Loeser

Grand Ballroom (divided), Galaxy Ballroom, and Cosmos 1 & 2
7:00 am to 8:00 am Registration Check-In and Full Buffet Breakfast
8:00 am to 8:30 am Opening Remarks | Jim Shames
8:30 am to 10:00 am Select one of the following workshop sessions

Workshop 4 | Opioid Use Disorder
Melissa Weimer and John Mahan

Workshop 5 | Practical Pain Management in the Office
Michael Parchman and David Tauben

Workshop 6 | The Cognitive-Behavioral Underpinnings of Chronic Non-Cancer Pain
Paul Coelho and Daniel Clauw

Workshop 7 | Low Back Pain/Musculoskeletal Disorders
Roger Chou and John Loeser

10:00 am to 10:15 am Break
11:45 am to 1:00 pm Working Boxed Lunch
Organized Regional Table Problem-Solving Discussions
1:00 pm to 1:15 pm Break
1:15 pm to 2:45 pm Select one of the following workshop sessions

Workshop 12 | The Compassionate Doctor, the Narcissistic Injury, and the Primitive Defense: Compassionate Care for a Complex Problem
Anna Lembke and Barry Egener

Workshop 13 | What Behavioral Health, Rehabilitation (PT, OT, SLP) and Pain Education Can Do to Help your Patients
Catriona Buist and Nora Stern

Workshop 14 | Risks and Bene ts of Cannabis Use for Chronic Pain
David Tauben and Daniel Clauw

Workshop 15 | Tapering Strategies for Opioids/Benzodiazepines and Medical Decision-Making
Melissa Weimer, Paul Coelho and Mark Sullivan

2:45 pm to 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm to 4:30pm Select one of the following workshop sessions

Workshop 16 | The Compassionate Doctor, the Narcissistic Injury, and the Primitive Defense: Compassionate Care for a Complex Problem | Anna Lembke and Barry Egener

Workshop 17 | What Behavioral Health, Rehabilitation (PT, OT, SLP) and Pain Education Can Do to Help your Patients | Catriona Buist and Nora Stern

Workshop 18 | Risks and Benefits of Cannabis Use for Chronic Pain | David Tauben and Daniel Clauw

Workshop 19 | Tapering Strategies for Opioids/Benzodiazepines and Medical Decision-Making | Melissa Weimer, Paul Coelho and Mark Sullivan

4:30 pm to 4:45 pm Closing Remarks & Call to Action | Jim Shames


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ACCREDITATION

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Oregon Medical Association and Oregon Pain Guidance. The Oregon Medical Association (OMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1TM Credit Statement
The Oregon Medical Association designated this live conference activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Family Physicians:
This live activity, 6th Annual Conference: A Thoughtful Approach to Pain Management, “If Not Opioids, Then What?”, with a beginning date of 5/4/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 21.75 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses:
For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants:
AAPA accepts category 1 credit from ACCME Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from organizations accredited by ACCME

Pharmacy:
The Oregon Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors:
This course has been approved for up to 16 accredited hours and can be used toward recertification or initial certification.

Disclosure:
OPG Conference Planners and Staff have disclosed that they do not have financial interest with any manufacturers of medical commercial products that pertain to the topics presented.
Presenters are expected to openly declare financial interest, unlabeled, investigational or outside of FDA approval indications pertaining to presentation topics.

MA PRA Category 1 Credit Statement
The OMA designated this live activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Featured Presenters

Catriona Buist, Psy.D., is Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology and Psychiatry at OHSU and Pain Psychologist at the OHSU Comprehensive Pain Center. A licensed psychologist, Dr. Buist previously served as Clinical Director of the interdisciplinary pain program at Progressive Rehabilitation Associates. She currently chairs the Oregon Pain Management Commission and co-chairs the workgroup for Improving Access to Chronic Pain Care for the Tri-County Prescription Opioid Safety Coalition. She serves as part of the Oregon Opioid Guidelines Taskforce, the Steering Committee for the Pain Society of Oregon, and the Oregon Coalition for Responsible Use of Meds.

Roger Chou, M.D., FACP, is Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology, staff physician in the Internal Medicine Clinic, and Director of the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center, all at OHSU. He recently led a systematic review of data on the use of opioids for chronic pain (funded by the Agency for Healthcare Review and Quality) that informed an NIH Pathways to Prevention Workshop. He played a key role in developing guidelines for methadone safety and the use of opioids for chronic pain, on behalf of the American Pain Society and American Academy of Pain.

Daniel Clauw, M.D., is Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine (Rheumatology) and Psychiatry at the Michigan Chronic Pain & Fatigue Research Center at the University of Michigan, where he served as Associate Dean for Clinical Research, first PI of the Clinical and Translational Sciences Award, and founding director of the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research. Earlier, he was Chief of Rheumatology and Vice Chair of Medicine at Georgetown University, assembling an interdisciplinary team to examine how central nervous system factors relate to chronic pain disorders. He continues to focus on these questions in his training, mentoring, and research.

Paul Coelho, M.D., is the Medical Director for Salem Health Pain Management, Salem, OR. He is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and subspecialty certified in pain medicine. A practicing clinician, he is engaged in establishing evidence-based practices for treating patients with spinal issues and acute or chronic pain. He is a member of the Oregon Pain Management Commission and is active across the state in developing opioid harm reduction strategies.

Barry Egener, M.D., is a practicing general internist and faculty member of the Legacy Portland Program in Internal Medicine. He teaches regionally and nationally on the doctor-patient relationship and how to devise strategies for managing difficult patient relationships. He is the Medical Director of the Foundation for Medical Excellence which presents an annual conference on how to manage patients with complex chronic pain. He is Past-President of the American Academy on Physician and Patient and served as a Director of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

John Mahan, M.D., is board certified in psychiatry and addiction psychiatry. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and he is the Psychiatric Medical Director of Jackson County Mental Health in Medford, OR.

Todd Korthuis, M.D., MPH, is Program Director for the OHSU Addiction Medicine Fellowship and Co-Director of the Oregon Addiction Education and Prevention Initiative which gives rural primary care providers training and support in medication assisted treatment for addiction. He is a practicing internist and addiction medicine provider whose research focuses on how to integrate addiction treatment into diverse health care settings. He is Principal Investigator for two multi-site trials on opioid use disorder funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, projects that assess use of naltrexone in HIV clinics in North America and buprenorphine in HIV clinics in Vietnam.

Anna Lembke, M.D., is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, Program Director for the Stanford Addiction Medicine Fellowship, and Chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic. Her clinical practice focuses on holistic treatment of patients addicted to prescription drugs. She has done extensive research on topics like patterns of opioid prescribing, designed programs to address drug misuse and offer addiction therapy, and recently published Drug Dealer, MD: How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop (Johns Hopkins University Press).

John D. Loeser, M.D., is Professor Emeritus, Departments of Neurological Surgery and Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine at the University of Washington. He served as Director of UW’s Multidisciplinary Pain Center, helped establish the American Academy of Pain Medicine and was a founding member and past president of both the American Pain Society and the International Association for the Study of Pain. Long active in research, teaching, and patient care in neurological surgery and pain management, Dr. Loeser is currently focused on multidisciplinary approaches to treating conditions such as low back pain and chronic pain related to nervous system injuries.

Michael Parchman. M.D., MPH, is Director of the MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation in Seattle and Senior Investigator in the Group Health Research Institute. A family practitioner who specializes in chronic illness, he leads research into ways of improving primary care in the region: identifying and spreading positive innovations, building Quality Improvement capacity in smaller primary care practices, and helping make opioid prescribing safer in rural health clinics. Formerly Distinguished Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, he also directed the Practice-Based Research Network for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Scott Safford, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Behavioral Health Consultant at the St. Charles Health System Family Care Clinic in Bend, Oregon. In this setting he provides clinical interventions for outpatients with chronic health conditions, including chronic pain. During post-doctoral training Dr. Safford led the development of an interdisciplinary program for chronic pain assessment, treatment, and referral. He co-created the Integrated Chronic Pain Treatment program for primary care settings at St. Charles Health System and collaborated in the development of the controlled substance policies for St. Charles Medical Group.

Nora Stern, MSPT, is program manager for the Persistent Pain Project at Providence Health & Services and was program lead for the Persistent Pain Program in Providence Rehab Services. Specializing in chronic pain issues, she has trained a range of professionals and helped to develop innovative treatment models and pain education materials for primary care and rehabilitation services within the Providence Medical Group. She has taught in the US, Canada, and Australia. She is currently a member of the Oregon Pain Management Commission and serves as co-chair of the Pain Management committee for the Tri County Opiate and Pain Workgroup.

Mark Sullivan. M.D., Ph.D, is Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington, as well as Adjunct Professor of both Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine and Bioethics & Humanities, Co-Director of Behavioral Health Services, and an attending physician at the UW Center for Pain Relief. He is deeply involved in researching opioid therapy for chronic pain (studies funded by NIMH, NIDA, CDC, PCORI and VA). He chaired the Ethics Committee of the American Pain Society, serves on the editorial board of Pain and will soon publish The Patient as Agent of Health and Health Care (Oxford University Press).

Kimberly Swanson, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist working as an embedded Behavioral Health Consultant in Primary Care and Women’s Health for the St. Charles Health System in Redmond, OR. Dr. Swanson is currently President of the Central Oregon Association for Psychologists and is the Central Oregon Director and Chapter Representative for the Oregon Psychological Association. In 2011 she was appointed to the Prescription Drug Abuse Academy. She also serves on the Provider Engagement Panel for the Central Oregon Health Council and chairs the regional Pain Standards Taskforce for that organization.

David Tauben, M.D., is Chief of the University of Washington’s Division of Pain Medicine, Clinical Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, and Director of Medical Student & Resident Education in Pain Medicine. He is principal investigator for UW’s NIH Pain Consortium Center of Excellence for Pain Education, Medical Director of UWTelePain, and a founding member of the panel that develops opioid prescribing guidelines for Washington State. He is extensively involved in CDC projects such as designing clinical outreach programs to educate and support primary care providers on how to use opioids for chronic non-cancer pain.

Melissa B. Weimer, DO, MCR, is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at OHSU, Associate Program Director of the OHSU Addiction Medicine Fellowship, and Assistant Director and Addiction Medicine Physician of the Improving Addiction Care Team at OHSU. Her research and clinical practice focus on chronic pain management in primary care, medication assisted treatment for substance use disorders, and ways to improve and promote addictions treatment in disadvantaged populations. Since 2010 she has been deeply involved in state and national efforts to improve physicians’ understanding of how to use opioids safely and effectively.