Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's 3rd Annual Conference on Pain

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  1. axm397

    axm397 SDN Moderator
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    Aug 25, 2003
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    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's 3rd Annual Conference on Pain
    Examining Critical Issues in Opioid Management
    Friday, July 18 – Saturday, July 19, 2008
    Thorne Hall on the Northwestern University Campus • Chicago, Illinois

    2008 Pain Conference - Examining Issues in Opioid Management

    Registration Fee: $395.00 prior to July 1, 2008 and $420.00 after July 1, 2008

    Recent advancements in pharmacologic management of pain have led to both improved clinical outcomes as well as important adverse effects. Current models in the treatment of chronic pain management include the use of a rational polypharmacy approach. This course focuses on the issues and challenges faced by clinicians in treating the chronic pain population. The program will address specifically those treatment options for patients with chronic, moderate to moderately severe pain controlled with opioid therapy and will discuss current pharmacologic options as well as those in development.

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

    List the basic classifications of chronic pain including neurobiology associated with the mechanisms of pain

    Identify basic pharmacologic mechanisms of opioids and possible additional clinical benefits of NMDA receptor antagonist in the treatment of chronic pain

    Discuss importance of good communication between clinician
    and patients as a cornerstone for effective management of pain

    Describe current pharmacologic options in managing chronic pain based on the best available evidence of safety and efficacy

    Identify advances in the development in opioid analgesics and drug delivery systems including combination opioid therapy as strategies for the treatment for chronic pain

    Identify clinical tools that may be useful in screening patients for addiction and /or potential aberrant use in patients evaluated for long term opioid management

    Identify the challenges faced by pain specialists in navigating the clinical and regulatory issues and begin to identify opportunities to incorporate these tactics into every day practice

    Describe best practice approach to optimal opioid use for the treatment of chronic pain that is based on both skills needed to optimize the balance between pain control and side effects, and the skills needed to assess and manage risks related to the potential for abuse, addiction and diversion.

    Target Audience
    This conference is designed for physicians, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals who have an interest in enhancing their knowledge in the treatment of chronic pain.
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  3. Mister Mxyzptlk

    May 16, 2006
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    Isn't RIC where they stop all your meds, put you through intensive rehab, and then you go someplace else to get back on the meds? or am I thinking of someplace else?
  4. normalforce

    Jun 5, 2003
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    Thats someplace else...... we only stop half the meds....

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