National Institutes of Health Pain Consortium Efforts to Enhance Pain Treatment

November 16, 2016

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Presenter(s): David A. Thomas, PhD, Health Science Administrator/ NIH Pain Consortium Representative Services Research Branch Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research National Institute on Drug Abuse

About the webinar: In the United States the use of opioids in the treatment of chronic pain has increased dramatically in the past two decades. Over this same period, we saw the development of a prescription drug abuse epidemic of historic proportions. And during this period, the incidence of pain has doubled, with 100 million Americans suffering from chronic pain in 2011 according to the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Clearly, we need to do a better job of treating pain, with and without opioids.

This presentation will outline efforts of the NIH Pain Consortium to improve pain treatment and reduce prescription opioid abuse. These efforts include partnering with the CDC in its creation of national opioid prescribing guidelines, development of a National Pain Strategy, leading a comprehensive review on opioids for the treatment of chronic pain through the NIH Pathways to Prevention program, and improving clinical pain education through its Centers of Excellence in Pain Education.

Educational objectives: 

  • Describe the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines
  • Demonstrate recognition that providing adequate pain treatment is a clinical and moral responsibility
  • Describe responsible opioid prescribing
  • Discuss alternatives to opioids for the treatment of pain

Accreditation:  The American Psychiatric Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation:  The American Psychiatric Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Details

Date:
November 16, 2016
Time:
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Event Category:

Other

Presenter
David A. Thomas, PhD, Health Science Administrator/ NIH Pain Consortium Representative Services Research Branch Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research National Institute on Drug Abuse
Time Zone
ET