Transcending Opiate-based Pain Management

Event Time: Saturday May 4, 2019 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm
ELA Type: HeadTalks
Topic(s): General Neurology
Director(s): Jatin Joshi MD
Description: Expert Perspectives on the US Opiate Epidemic: Over the past 20 years, the US has suffered an exponential increase in the use of prescription opiates coinciding with a national epidemic of opioid overdose deaths and addictions, claiming more than half a million lives and costing the US over $80 billion. Physicians, including neurologists, face the difficult challenge of managing patients with spinal cord and neurological conditions that are very often associated with chronic pain. Unique treatment modalities are needed to manage these patients, who are at risk of opiate dependency. Faculty will address the state of current opiate epidemic and the paradigm shift in management of pain with opiates and current clinical perspectives on the use of opiates and alternative strategies for pain management.
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