East Annual Conference

Boston, MA | September 14-17, 2017

John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center

Educational Symposia: SAFE Opioid Prescribing


During this session you will learn about ER/LA Opioids - Perspectives on Patient Assessment and Therapy Management, Goals of Therapy, Monitoring and Patient Education of ER/LA Opioids, Assessing ER/LA Opioid Products: Similarities and Differences Prescribers Need to Know. This educational activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the Extended-Release/Long-Acting Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies. Please see http://ce.er-la-opioidrems.com/IwgCEUI/rems/pdf/List_of_RPC_Companies.pdf for a listing of REMS Program Companies. This activity is intended to be fully compliant with the Extended-Release/Long-Acting Opioid Analgesics REMS education requirements issued by the US Food & Drug Administration. *The SAFE Opioid Prescribing activity may meet the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for 3.5 credit of Pain Management. Please visit http://www.mass.gov/massmedboard for more details before claiming Pain Management credit.

Learning Objectives

Implement patient assessment strategies, including tools to assess risk of abuse, misuse, or addiction when prescribing extended-release (ER/LA) opioids

Employ approaches to safely initiate therapy, modify dose, and discontinue ER/LA opioids

Monitor patients by evaluating treatment goals and implementing periodic urine drug testing (UDT)

Employ patient education strategies about the safe use of ER/LA opioids

Identify similarities and differences among ER/LA opioids


Charles E. Argoff, MD, FABPM

Dr Argoff is Professor of Neurology at Albany Medical College and Director of the Comprehensive Pain Center at Albany Medical Center in New York. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the International Association for the Study of Pain...

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Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP

DR GALLUZZI is Professor and Chair of the Department of Geriatrics and Director of Comprehensive Care at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania. Dr Galluzzi received her medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteop...

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Michael J. Brennan, MD

Dr Brennan is Medical Director of The Pain Center of Fairfield in Fairfield, Connecticut. He is also Associate Director of Chronic Pain and Addiction at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut. Dr Brennan received his medical degree from ...

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Educational Partners

Miller Medical Communications, LLC

Commercial Supporters

REMS Program Companies