June 27, 2018 @ 5:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Johnston Medical Mall
514 N Brightleaf Blvd
Smithfield, NC 27577

Enjoy an evening of dinner and networking!

This event is free but you must register to hold your spot.

Program Description:

• Overview and clinical application of current national and state guidelines and relate these guidelines to the NCMB criteria for identifying and auditing top prescribers

• Management of common pain syndromes without use or over-reliance on opioids and recognizing the range and value of non-opioid pain management strategies available to use individually and/or as part of multi-modal treatment approach • Intervening with opioid dependence/addiction and medication-assisted therapies

• Explore effective use of referral and co-management, including the role of working with pain specialists and pain psychologists, physical therapists and others

Guest speaker: 

Steven Prakken, MD, is the Chief of Medical Pain Service at Duke University. Dr. Prakken is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with a secondary Board Certification in Pain Management and is a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Psychiatric Association, and is a Board Member of the Pain Society of the Carolinas.

Click here for a program flyer: Responding to the Opioid Epidemic (6.27.18)