Chronic Pain and Substance Use Disorder Symposium
Obtain AMA PRA credits and become more informed
Saturday, April 27, 2019
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A distinguished lineup of physicians and a behavioral health specialist will present a day-long education program in two sessions on the topics of chronic pain, substance use, opioid prescribing, and medical cannabis. The upcoming Chronic Pain and Substance Use Disorder Symposium on Saturday, April 27, 2019 has been endorsed by the Pennsylvania Pain Society.
It will kick off with “PA and Federal Requirements for Prescribing Opioids/Controlled Substances and CDC Guidelines: What have we learned?” presented by Lawrence Kobak, DPM, an attorney with Frier Levitt, a health care law firm with offices in New York and New Jersey.
The symposium will take place live at LVH-Cedar Crest, videoconferenced to LVH-Hazleton, LVH-Schuylkill, and LVH-Pocono. The two information sessions, broken up into a “Mandatory Prescriber and Dispenser Education Workshop” and “Hot Topics,” will be followed at the end of the day with a panel discussion. Attendance at the symposium qualifies for 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits. The following is a review of speakers and topics:
- Steve Denton, Director of Behavioral Health Integration at Lehigh Valley Health Network – Group Visits for Chronic Pain
- David Giampetro, MD, Penn State Hershey Pain Medicine – Introduction to Chronic Pain Syndromes from “Head to Toe”; Interdisciplinary Pain Management
- Vitaly Gordin, MD, Penn State Hershey Pain Medicine – Opioid Tapering
- Bruce Nicholson, MD, LVHN – Acute Pain; Alternatives to Opioids; Medical Cannabis
- Joseph Patruno, MD, LVHN – Chronic Pelvic Pain
- Jennifer Stephens, DO, LVHN – Opioid Therapy: Appropriate Prescribing
- Mitchell West, DO, Medical Director of Addiction Medicine at Allegheny Health Network – Opioid Therapy: Prevention, Screening, and Signs of Addiction; Psychology of Addiction