DCRx: Pain Management: Beyond Opioids


Date & Location
Friday, November 3, 2017 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM   The George Washington Hospital, Basement Auditorium, Washington, DC

Overview

DCRx: Pain Management: Beyond Opioids

Opioid addiction is a national epidemic, but what options for chronic pain management are available? This unique half-day event will focus on a multimodal approach to helping patients manage pain. Speakers will include Donald Abrams, MD (University of California, San Francisco), Raymond Dionne, DDS, MS, PhD (East Carolina University), Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD (Georgetown University Medical Center), Arian Gibson (DC Department of Health), and Mikhail Kogan, MD (The George Washington University). Topics Include:

  • Are NSAIDs underused for chronic pain?
  • Is medical cannabis appropriate for pain patients?
  • Does evidence support the use of yoga, herbs, dietary supplements, or manipulative therapies for chronic pain?

Representatives from the DC Department of Health will also discuss the process for becoming a medical cannabis recommender.

This free, DCDOH-funded event will include 3.0 credits of CME/CPE. Physicians, nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and pharmacists are all welcome (nurses in DC can use CME credits as CEUs).

The George Washington University Hospital is directly above the Foggy Bottom (Blue/Orange/Silver Lines) Metro stop.  Information about hospital parking can be found here.

Questions about the event? Email dcrx@gwu.edu or call 202-994-2143.

Accreditation

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.



Accreditation

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.