Regional Conference Seattle

Seattle, WA | June 30, 2017

Washington State Convention Center

SAFE Opioid Prescribing - Part 2


This SAFE Opioid Prescribing session is designed to provide you with proven methods to counsel your patients on ER/LA opioids and achieve positive outcomes. Additionally, faculty will provide you with everything you always wanted to know about ER/LA-opioids as a drug class and how to get the most clinical insights from specific ER/LA product information sources. This educational activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the Extended-Release/Long-Acting Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies. Please see 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.

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


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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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Steven Stanos, DO

Dr Stanos is Medical Director of the Pain and Headache Center at the Swedish Medical Center and the Medical Director Occupational Medicine Services at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, WA. Dr. Stanos is board certified in Physical Medicine and R...

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Oscar A. de Leon-Casasola, MD

Dr. de Leon-Casasola is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management (ASRA) where he currently serves as President, and has served as the Chair of the Scientific Committee for that Society’s pa...

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