Methadone and Buprenorphine—When to Use, What to Know

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New Half-Day Workshop at the PAINWeek 2018 Pain Conference Will Explore Two Lesser-Known Analgesics

...look forward to sharing some clinical pearls about these alternatives [buprenorphine, methadone] that have a place in the pain treatment armamentarium.

At PAINWeek 2018, the program agenda will be augmented with 4 registration-only, limited attendance workshops designed to provide an in-depth examination of critical topics in pain management. The half- and full-day workshops will be led by senior PAINWeek faculty teams, and require a supplemental conference registration fee.

Working With Old Molecules: Lipstick on the Pig...or Mama’s Got a Brand New Bag, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, September 5, will address critical issues with monitoring and dosing methadone, including risk stratification for candidate selection, the implication of drug interactions, and the nuances of monitoring. Buprenorphine’s intriguing pharmacology will be covered, along with dosing guidance for chronic pain. Participants will also learn how to treat acute pain in a patient receiving methadone or buprenorphine as part of an opioid agonist recovery program. The workshop will be led by senior PAINWeek faculty members Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, MDE, BCPS, CPE, and Douglas Gourlay, MD, MSC, FRCPC, FASAM. “Practitioners today have a reasonable understanding of traditional opioids such as morphine, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and fentanyl,” Dr. McPherson observed, “but there is less familiarity with buprenorphine and less comfort with methadone. Dr. Gourlay and I look forward to sharing some clinical pearls about these alternatives that have a place in the pain treatment armamentarium.”

The registration fee for this workshop will be $165.00. To maximize the workshop experience, participation will be limited, and early registration is encouraged. Please click to register register to register and learn more.

About PAINWeek:

PAINWeek, the largest US pain conference for frontline clinicians with an interest in pain management, will convene for its 12th annual meeting on September 4-8 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The conference presents 120+ hours of continuing medical education courses and master classes, special interest sessions, and satellite events. Over 2,300 practitioners are expected to attend.

PAINWeek is provided by Global Education Group. About Global Education Group:

Global Education Group focuses on producing partnership-based CME for healthcare practitioners. The Global team works with a select group of medical education companies, associations, academic institutions and healthcare facilities to develop and accredit live healthcare conferences and workshops as well as online activities. With each partnership or joint providership, Global brings accreditation expertise, project management excellence and grant funding intelligence. Based in Littleton, Colo., Global has accreditation with commendation from the ACCME. Global also holds accreditations to offer continuing education for nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dietitians, dentists and psychologists. Global is a division of Ultimate Medical Academy.

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