Opioid analgesics have been a key component of pain management for both cancer and noncancer-related pain disorders. While opioids can be effective in alleviating pain there has been growing concern regarding the efficacy and safety of prescribing opioids long-term to patients with chronic noncancer pain given the burgeoning rate of prescription opioid misuse, abuse and opioid related fatalities. In an effort to address this public health crisis a number of risk assessment and mitigation strategies have been postulated including the publication of various opioid prescribing guidelines. The latest expert consensus opioid prescribing guideline is the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain- United States, 2016. A multidisciplinary panel will provide a background on the development of the CDC guidelines and lead an interactive discussion on the rationale and practicality of the specific recommendations.
Martin D. Cheatle, PhD
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Cheatle earned his PhD in psychology at Princeton University. He completed his clinical internship at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine and founded the Orthopaedic Pain Center at PENN. Currently he is Director of Behavioral Medicine at the PENN Pain Medicine Center; Director, Pain and Chemical Dependency Research at the Center for Studies of Addiction, University of Pennsylvania and Director Behavioral Medicine Center at the Reading Health System. He is an Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Cheatle specializes in the evaluation and treatment of chronic pain disorders from a biopsychosocial perspective and has been involved in extensive research including a NIH funded 5-year longitudinal study of the development of addiction in patients initiating prescription opioid therapy for chronic pain and as PI of a recently funded NIH study of phenotypic and genotypic markers of prescription opioid abuse. He is co- editor of the Pain Medicine journal Opioids, Substance Abuse and addictions Section. His main focus of research is pain management and addiction in vulnerable populations (HIV/AIDS, psychiatric patients) and pain and suicidal ideation and behavior.
CDC Guideline For Prescribing Opioids For Chronic Pain: Translation To Clinical Practice
Wednesday, December 14
6:30-7:00pm Registration, Networking and Light Dinner
1. Explain the differences between the CDC guidelines and previous opioid prescribing guidelines
2. Describe at least two challenges in applying the CDC guidelines into practice
Continuing Medical Education
This event is eligible for AMA PRA Category 2 Credit(s)™ where physicians may self claim one (l) AMA PRA Category 2 Credit for each 60-minute hour engaged in the learning activity. Individual physicians may claim AMA PRA Category 2 Credits for learning experiences that have improved the care they provide their patients and may be earned for activities physicians have undertaken on their own that should be beneficial to their practice.
Drexel University College of Medicine
245 North 15th Street
Geary Auditorium A – New College Building, 1st Floor
SE Corner of 15th and Vine Streets, Philadelphia, PA
Parking is available in the parking lot across the street from the auditorium.
Parking is available in the Gateway parking lot behind Magee Rehabilitation Hospital as well and costs $5.00 after 5:00pm