Healthcare Professional Event 4th Annual Thoughtful Approach to Chronic Pain: New Horizons, What Clearly Works

When: May 29-30, 2015, 8 am – 5 pm
Where: Smullin Education Center, Campus of RRMC, Medford, Oregon
Who: Physicians, Multidisciplinary Primary Care, Occupational Health, Behavioral Health, and Pain Management Providers

Conference Presentations – Friday
American Chronic Pain Association – Penny Cowan
Pain Overview: Chronic versus Acute Pain, Types of Pain – Loeser
Structural and Functional Brain Properties of Pain Perception in Health and Disease – Tetreault
Evidence for Appropriate Pain Treatment Guidelines – Chou
Marijuana: Is it appropriate for the treatment of persistent pain? – Rieb
Managing Chronic Pain in the Primary Care Setting: Advancing Practice in the Post-Opioid Era – Tauben
PTSD and Pain – Sullivan
Conference Videos – Friday
Willingness to have Pain & Commitment to Valued Living in Chronic Pain – Dr. Kevin Vowels
Managing Chronic Pain in the Primary Care Setting – Dr. David Tauben
PTSD and Pain – Dr. Mark Sullivan

Conference Presentations – Saturday
A Community Approach – Shames
Persistent Pain Rehab Program – Saling
Implementation of Pain Programs within Coordinated Care Organizations – Razi
A Multi-Systemic Approach for Addressing Arizona’s "Silent Epidemic" – Orosco Carlena
Funding Opportunities, Bureau of Justice Assistance- Kunkel
Returning to Health: The Necessity of Certainty – Glass & Rothfels
Maryland´s Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) Emergency Preparedness Plan – Baier
Conversations as Medicine – An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing – Heesacker
Overdose Fatality Review – Haas
Use of PDMP to Improve Patient Care and Outcomes – O’Kane
Opioid and Benzodiazepine Reduction Strategies – Rieb

Community Forum Presentations
What We Know About Pain – Loeser
Offering Help and Hope to those Living with Chronic Pain – Penny Cowan
Living a Valued Life with Chronic Pain – Vowles