Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits

The misuse of extended-release and long-acting (ER/LA) opioids is a major public health problem. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the following:

  • From 1999 to 2016 more than 630,000 people died from drug overdoses.
  • 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.

The CO*RE/ASAM Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits course addresses this public health crisis. This comprehensive course was developed by renowned experts from Collaborative for REMS Education (CO*RE) and incorporates all six units outlined in US FDA Blueprint for safe opioid prescribing. The updated course also provides necessary context for safe opioid prescribing by discussing biopsychosocial aspects of pain, the newest clinical guidelines on the treatment of chronic pain, and state policies about prescribing opioids.

All CO*RE activities fulfill requirements for the ER/LA Opioid REMS program established by the FDA.

Who Should Attend

The intended audience is all prescribers of ER/LA opioids which includes: pain specialists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, dentists, addiction medicine physicians, psychiatrists and other physicians and clinicians.

If no openings are available, or you would like to join remotely, please join us via teleconference:

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Dallas, TX 75203


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