Current guidelines recommend de-prescribing opioids for patients with chronic pain, however de-prescribing opioids in this population is challenging and a source of confusion for clinicians and patients alike. This landmark forum brings together local and international experts to address the complex challenges of de-prescribing opioid medications.
This unique meeting would be of strong interest to clinicians working with patients who have been on chronic opioid therapy for chronic pain (physicians, psychologists, physiotherapists, osteopaths, nurses and other allied health professionals). It will be of particular importance for those health professionals whose patients are resistant to tapering advice, are struggling with opioid tapering, or are unsure whether they can manage their pain without opioids.
The day is comprised of 8 hours of professional development. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for these hours at the end of the event.
The forum features Australian and international experts, including:
Beth Darnell, PhD, Stanford University, USA
Beth is a Stanford pain scientist, international speaker, evidence-based psychologist, and respected author. Beth is also a national leader in developing and integrating pain psychology programs into health care systems and clinical care pathways. She advocates for patient-centred pain care and research.
Joseph W. Frank, MD, MPH, University of Colorado, USA
Joseph is a general internist and health services researcher at the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System. His research focuses on the safe, effective management of chronic pain in primary care settings. His HSR&D-funded Career Development Award seeks to explore Veterans' views on discontinuation of long-term opioid therapy and to develop and pilot a team-based intervention to support tapering of long-term opioid therapy and engagement with non-opioid pain care strategies.
We are grateful for the support for this event from our partners:
|Date||Friday 29 November 2019
|Time||Please arrive by 8.30am to sign in
Presentations will commence at 9am
Post-workshop drinks and canapes are scheduled to run from 5-6pm
|Venue||Harbourview Terrace at Taronga Centre, Taronga Zoo
Bradleys Head Road
Mosman NSW 2088
Early bird registration until 30 September 2019: $295 incl. GST
Registration includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and social drinks and canapes.
|Registration||Registrations are now closed
|Refunds and cancellation||Cancellations before 5pm Friday 8 November 2019 receive a refund of 85% of the registration fee (i.e. less 15% administrative fee). There will be no refunds after this date, however a substitute attendee may be accepted if notice is provided in writing.|