Thursday, October 25, 2018
Buprenorphine For Chronic Pain
This conference will be held at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, 5:00 - 8:30pm
Jointly Provided by the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Office of Continuing Medical Education and
the Rhode Island Department of Health
There are 4 core strategies championed by the Governor’s Task Force on Preventing Overdose deaths, Prevention, Recovery, Treatment and Rescue. One goal of the Treatment Strategy Work Group is to increase the number of prescribers able and willing to prescribe medication assisted treatment, specifically, buprenorphine. There are several buprenorphine products available in various dosage forms. As we have seen an increase in patients treated with buprenorphine we are presented with clinical challenges in various settings such as the Emergency Department and inpatient settings regarding how to care for patients on these medications. There is some overlap with chronic pain and opioid use disorder, in some patients, buprenorphine may be a safer treatment option for a patient with chronic pain, instead of a full opioid agonist. RIDOH invites you to this thought provoking and interactive CME as we reason together on these clinical challenges and learn more about this unique group of medications.
Primary Care Physicians, Physician Assistants, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Nurses, Medical Students, Residents & Fellows.
At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:
1) Discuss various uses of buprenorphine for indications other than opioid use disorder, as well as
2) Discuss how to manage patients who are on buprenorphine in various clinical settings so as to avoid adverse outcomes such as inducing withdrawal
This training meets the requirements set forth in RI Regulation 3.14 Prescriber Training Requirement for Best Practices Regarding Opioid Prescribing. This specific training requirement is required only once and must be completed before renewal of controlled substance registration or two (2) years (whichever is longer).
Registration Fee: $40.00 includes dinner, parking and CME credit
RI Specific: This program qualifies for 3.25 hours CME Credit in Opioid Pain Management/Chronic Pain Management, one of the required areas of section 6.0; 6.2.1 RI CME re-licensure requirements.
Other Allied Health Professionals: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. This credit is accepted by the AANP, AAPA, and RI Pharmacy re-licensure Board.
The Alpert Medical School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.