Central Oregon and Gorge Rx Summit

When: October 14, 2015
Where: Redmond, Oregon
Who: Physicians, Multidisciplinary Primary Care, Occupational Health, Behavioral Health, and Pain Management Providers

Conference Presentations

Central Oregon and Gorge Rx Summit – Dwight Holton
State of the State – Lisa Millet
State of the Region – Elizabeth White
OPG Initatives to Improve Prescribing Practices – Dr. Shames
Changing the Paradigm for Opioid Prescribing – Dr. Swanson
Overcoming Barriers to Expanded Use of Non-Opioid Therapies to Manage Persistent Pain – Dr. Buist
Developing a Public Education Campaign on Prescription Opiates – Samantha Kaan
PDMP – Lisa Millet
Central Oregon PSTF Initiatives – Dr. Swanson
Better Prescribing Practices in Dental Offices – Dr. Allen
The Crook County Experience Reducing the Volume of Pills – Muriel DeLaVergne Brown
Shift Happens – Dr. Shames & Laura Heesacker
PSCS & Gorge CCO Chronic Pain & Opiate Mgmt Initiatives – Dr. Holeman
Prescription Drug Abuse among Oregon Youth – Donna Libemday
Overdose Prevention in the Portland-Metro Area – Kim Toevs
Overcoming Barriers to Expanded Use of Non-Opioid Therapies to Manage Persistent Pain – Mark Altenhofen
Encouraging Pharmacies to Implement Take Back Programs – John Eaton

OPG Meeting August 19th 6-8 PM

This meeting will be on addiction, including heroin, naloxone, and buprenorphine. We are providing the relevant articles in advance to give attendees more time to review the material before the meeting. Click on the link for the list.

OPG Meeting February 17th 6-8 PM

Overview of future directions for OPG work

Discussion groups on:

  • Agreement/disagreement with OPG guidelines as currently written?
  • How to achieve adoption of guidelines by local medical community?
  • What are components of a successful community education campaign?

Updates on events and news from the region, state, and nation

OPG Meeting January 20th 6-8 PM

Review of Guidelines for specialty care of high risk, high dose pain patients

Discussion groups on:

  • Screening and Evaluation Guidelines
  • Oversight and Transparency
  • Components of Care

And updates on May Pain Conference, State activities, etc.

OPG Meeting November 18th 6-8 PM

Topic: OPG Guidelines for 2016
We are working on a new version of the guidelines. We will present and discussion key areas of revision and get feedback at the meeting. Also, news on CDC grant, regional summits, website expansion, & drug settlement money.

Explain Pain Seminar

The course is based on David Butler and Lorimer Moseley’s book. The presenter will help you understand how the pain system works when there are injured tissues and nerves, and what happens in the brain in relation to pain experiences.
When: September 12-13, 2015
Where: Portland, OR
Who: Professionals working with clients with pain complaints