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Thursday−Friday, September 5–6|Atlanta, GA

Pri-Med Atlanta | Regional CME/CE Conference

Thursday, September 5 2024



P.A.C.T.: Practical Approaches to Comprehensive Treatment of Pain (Part 2)


The nation is facing competing public health issues: the need to treat a large number of Americans with acute and chronic pain vs the crisis of prescription opioid abuse. Pri-Med’s P.A.C.T.: Practical Approaches to Comprehensive Treatment of Pain curriculum focuses on improving practitioners’ ability to recognize, diagnose, and classify pain; educating clinicians on the full spectrum of pain management options, including non-opioid pharmacologic interventions; and providing risk reduction strategies through integration of opioids into individualized pain management plans. Clinicians will learn to recognize signs and symptoms of opioid dependence and abuse in order to optimally manage patients’ pain and medication use.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies.

Please see for a listing of REMS Program Companies. This activity is intended to be fully compliant with the Opioid Analgesic REMS education requirements issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The session: P.A.C.T.: Practical Approaches to Comprehensive Treatment of Pain: Part 2 (2.25 hours) is designed to satisfy CME/CE state licensure requirements related to pain management, controlled substances, and appropriate prescribing/monitoring practices in North Carolina and South Carolina (MD/DO/PA/NP) and in Georgia (MD only), as well as training requirements for the DEA MATE Act.

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate among tolerance, physical dependence, and manifestations of opioid disorder and Act appropriately to evaluate, treat, or refer patients with opioid use disorder
  • Anticipate and manage adverse effects of opioid use including signs of opioid overdose and the use of naloxone
  • Recognize best practices to reduce the risks associated with prescription of opioid analgesics, including safe storage and disposal
  • Select approaches to safely initiate opioids for the treatment of acute pain and chronic pain
  • Identify strategies for ongoing safe and effective use of opioids in patients with chronic pain, including titration, referral, and discontinuation, when appropriate


Educational Partner

  • Miller Medical Communications, LLC

Commercial Supporter

  • Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies