Pain Symposium – April 21, 2012

Thunderbird Conference Center

Glendale, AZ

Drug Abuse, Misuse, Addiction & Diversion

Limited to Primary Care Physicians

Everything you should know if you prescribe controlled substances:

  • How to avoid disciplinary actions for inappropriate prescribing of controlled substances
  • Identifying risks in certifying a patient for medical marijuana
  • Avoiding liability difficulties in prescribing marijuana
  • Pharmacy database protection from multiple doctor shoppers
  • Arizona and Federation of State Medical Board Guidelines
  • Drug abuse, misuse, addiction and diversion similarities and differences
  • How to circumvent missteps in treating a suicidal patient
  • Pain management for the drug-abusing patient
  • Gastric bypass relative to opioid absorption and urine drug monitoring
  • Skills, tools and limited time: Our major challenges in prescribing opioids
  • Software tracking of opioid prescriptions saves time and mistaken refills
  • Handling the belligerent patient who refuses to leave your office
  • Alternatives to opioids with an eye on new information on NSAID dangers
  • How to dismiss the non-compliant patient without abandonment
  • Decide if you have time and/or skills to prescribe methadone
  • Recognizing the cardinal signs of addiction
  • Know how and when to prescribe opioids for a patient with a history of drug addiction
  • Know how to handle the patient with active drug addiction

Provided by the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians and The Pain Centers of Arizona

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Online registration is now closed. Please register on-site. Thank you!