PCSS-O Upcoming AMA Webinar: Assessing for Risk, Benefit and Harm when Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain


Assessing for Risk, Benefit and Harm when Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (AMA)
May 15, 2013 1 pm - 2 pm ET

Prescribers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O) is a three year grant funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA),Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). It is a collaborative project led by American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) with: American Dental Association (ADA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (AOAAM), American Psychiatric Association (APA), American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN), and International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA). These organizations are providing training and education on the safe and effective prescribing of opioid medications in the treatment of pain and/or opioid addiction.  
Webinar Information:

A webinar offered by American Medical Association (AMA).
Learning Objectives:
-Recall the breadth and quality of evidence for the use of opioids for chronic pain, including current gaps in knowledge.
-Recall appropriate assessment, monitoring and documentation strategies to meet best practice standards and medico-legal requirements to support opioid prescribing.
-Apply a practical framework for decision-making on the initiation, maintenance, and discontinuation of opioid analgesics for the treatment of chronic pain.
Presenter: Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM Associate Professor of Medicine Assistant Dean, Continuing Medical Education Boston University School of Medicine Program Director, Addiction Medicine Fellowship Medical Director, Office-Based Opioid Treatment Program
To Register: http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/ama/session.php?id=10666
Date: May 15, 2013

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET                           
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Prescribers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (1H79TI023439) from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.