ICOO2018 Coming Soon!

Dear Colleague,

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the 2018 International Conference on Opioids, a gathering of world-class speakers and educators who will be presenting the latest research and practice in opioid therapies.

As a clinician in the field, you know the importance of staying current in this dramatically changing field. You also know the immense pressure on healthcare providers who prescribe opioids. Enhance your skills, reduce risk and ensure better outcomes for your patients. Plus, in a brief 2 1/2 days you can acquire up to 19 CME/Continuing Education credits!*

Please accept our personal invitation to join us June 10-12, 2018.

We look forward to seeing you in Boston!

Very truly yours,

Paul A. Sloan, MD
Richard C. Dart, MD, PhD
Co-chairs, 2018 International Conference on Opioids

There are several ways to register. Call us at 800-272-3227 Ext. 108 for personal attention, visit our website at www.opioidconference.org or fax the form below.

It is quick and easy and you will be guaranteed a seat at this most important conference.

[ ] Registration Fee: $695 thru 5/15/18 - Save $50 - use coupon code: OPIOID; $745 after 5/15/18
(Registration includes a six month subscription to Journal of Opioid Management - a $195 value.)

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Conference Schedule
Sunday, June 10, 2018

8:15 am – 9:15 am
KEYNOTE: Opioid Prescribing Education: Does it Work?
Daniel P. Alford, MD

9:15 am – 10:00 am
Symptom Management in The Midst of an Opioid Epidemic: An Expert Consensus Guideline for Safer Opioid Use in Palliative Care
Jenny Lau, MD, CCFP (PC); Paolo Mazzotta, MD, CCFP (PC);
Ciara Whelan, MD, CCFP (PC)

10:30 am – 11:15 am
Rethinking Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
John Renner, MD; Dustin Patil, MD; Brad Stankiewicz, MD

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Pathway to Treatment and Recovery: Understanding the Role of Warm Handoff Policies and Programs
Shruti Kulkarni, JD; Richard C. Dart, MD, PhD

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Does Nalbuphine Have a Niche in Managing Pain?
Mellar P. Davis, MD, FCCP, FAAHPM

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Addressing the Opioid Epidemic by Maximizing Behavioral
Treatment in Chronic Non-Cancer Pain
Aleksandra Zgierska, MD, PhD; Robert Edwards, PhD;
Eric Garland, PhD, LCSW

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The Death of Pain Medicine: What Will Pain Medicine Look Like in the Next Few Decades?
John Peppin, DO; Michael Schatman, PhD, CPE; Daniel B. Carr, MD, MA

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Engineering Hybrid Peptidomimetics for Improved
Pain Treatments
Steven Ballet, PhD

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
National Pain Strategy Update
Daniel B. Carr, MD, MA

Monday, June 11, 2018

8:00 am - 8:45 am
Abuse Deterrent Formulations and the Federal (FDA) Response
Raeford E. Brown, Jr., MD, FAAP

8:45 am - 9:30 am
Emerging Data on Nonopioid Prescription Drugs that are Abused
Richard C. Dart, MD, PhD

9:30 am – 10:00 am
Why are We Still Using Opioids if Opioid Therapy is so Problematic?
Jianren Mao, MD, PhD

10:30 am - 11:15 am
Now What? Managing Pain in the Presence of Opioid Agonist Therapy
Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD; Douglas Gourlay, MD; Mellar P. Davis, MD, FCCP, FAAHPM

11:15 am - 11:45 am
How to Talk Tapering: Strategies and Treatment Considerations
Jennifer Murphy, PhD; Nicolle C. Angeli, PhD

11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Opioid Medication Errors and Harm in Pediatric Practice:
Five Years’ Experience of Adverse Event Reporting
David Greaney, MSc, FRCA, FCAI, FJFICMI;

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
KEYNOTE: Opioids for Pain Management
and the Public Health Crisis
Elinore McCance-Katz, MD, PhD

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Not Your Mama’s Opioid Conversion Chart!
Evidence-Based Opioid Conversion Calculations
Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD; Mellar P. Davis, MD, FCCP, FAAHPM; Doulas Gourlay, MD

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dual Affinity to Opioid Receptors: From Potent Hallucinogenic
Salvinorin A to Promising Analgesic AK-1401
Jordan Zjawiony, PhD; James Fajemiroye, PhD

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Virtual Reality Therapy Alternative to Opioid Therapy for Pain
Lynn Webster, MD

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

8:00 am - 9:00 am
KEYNOTE: Medical Cannabinoids for the Management
of Chronic Non-Cancer Pain
Mark Ware, MD

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Consumption of Prescription Opioids in Belgium (2006-2016)
Hans Willems, PharmD; Elien De Mooter, MBS

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Long Term Opiate Prescribing after Trauma:
The Influence of Injury Burden
Evan Ross, MD; Walter Meyer, MD; David Herndon, MD

10:30 am -11:00 am
Top Three Posters

11:00 am -11:30 am
Opioid Guidelines
Paul A. Sloan, MD

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Darknet and its Relation to Prescription
and Nonprescription Drugs
Michael Gilbert, MPH

12:30 pm
ICOO 2018 Conference Wrap Up

Schedule Subject to Change without notice.
Jointly provided by Boston University School of Medicine and Weston Medical Publishing, LLC
This activity has been approved for up to 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Please visit www.opioidconference.org for additional CME/CEU details. 

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