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Johns Hopkins Pain Symposium

Bottle of pills knocked over with pills spilled out

Opioid Stewardship across the Care Continuum

September 25, 2017
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Chevy Chase Auditorium
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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The epidemic of overdose deaths in the United States has made clear the need for hospitals and health care systems to develop and implement effective opioid stewardship programs. Spanning inpatient and outpatient services, opioid stewardship ensures that patients receive appropriate pain management within all regulations while preventing new cases of opioid addiction. Yet, given the infancy of stewardship programs, we need to better identify and spread best practices.

This symposium will focus on current trends in pain management and opioid stewardship across the United States, recent regulatory changes that impact prescribing of opioids, and strategies for clinicians to effectively manage patients' pain while making judicious use of opioids. 

Speakers

Maryland Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford

Maryland Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford

Chair, Maryland Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force

Peter Pronovost

Peter Pronovost

Director, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Senior Vice President, Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine
 

Joshua Sharfstein

Joshua Sharfstein

Associate Dean, Public Health Practice and Training, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Former Secretary, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Former Principal Deputy Commissioner, U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Suzanne Amato Nesbit

Suzanne Amato Nesbit

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Pain Management, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Caleb Alexander

Caleb Alexander

Co-Director, Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Mark Bicket

Mark Bicket

Director, Pain Fellowship Program, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Michael Clark

Michael Clark

Director, Adolf Meyer Chronic Pain Treatment Programs, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Topics Covered

  • What opioid stewardship means in a hospital or health system setting, and how to translate it into practice
  • “Precision medicine” for pain: personalized approaches for opioid prescribing and other pain treatments
  • Non-opioid and non-pharmacological pain management therapies
  • Interdisciplinary treatment programs for patients with chronic pain
  • Treatment of patients in pain who also have substance abuse disorders
  • The impact of CDC guidelines, Joint Commission standards and new HCAHPS measures for pain management and opioid prescribing
  • Public health approaches to support better care of patients in pain and decrease the burden of the opioid epidemic
  • State-level initiatives to reduce opioid abuse and improve addiction treatment

See the preliminary agenda

Continuing Education

This educational activity has been submitted to The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing as a joint provider for nursing contact hours. Contact hours are pending. 

Who Should Attend

Pharmacists, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, addiction specialists, counselors, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists and others who deliver services to patients in pain or with opioid use disorders.

Registration Fees

In-person$300
Live-stream$250

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*Johns Hopkins Medicine employees may register for free, but seats are limited. Please note that upon registration, you will be asked to provide an Internal Order number or Cost Center number. This fund will only be charged a fee if a registration is canceled after Sept. 11. Review the Terms and Conditions while when registering.

Contact Us

Email armstronginstitute@jhmi.edu