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Virtual Grand Rounds: How to Safely Care for Patients with Chronic Pain and Substance Use Disorder

Silver Hill Hospital
How to Safely Care for Patients with Chronic Pain and Substance Use Disorder:
The Tetrad of Chronic Pain, Substance Use Disorder, Mental Illness and Suicide

Presented by

Joanna G. Katzman, M.D., MSPH
Neurologist and Professor
Director of the UNM Pain Center
Director of Project ECHO’s Chronic Pain, Substance Use and Public Health Programs
University of New Mexico

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Live Presentation via Zoom

An evidenced-based presentation with case-based learning examples and recent clinical research.
Attendees will learn to understand the epidemics of chronic pain, substance use disorder (SUD), mental illness and suicide in the U.S. The presentation will discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic increased the severity of many public health epidemics and chronic medical conditions, and describe self-efficacy regarding the safe management of patients suffering from chronic pain and opioid use disorder.

Educational Objectives
As a result of participating in this activity, learners should be able to:
1. Describe the epidemiology of Overdose Death and Chronic Pain in the United States
2. Recognize the additive risks of prescription opioids with benzodiazepines and alcohol
3. Discuss medications and harm reduction treatments for opioid use disorder

Accreditation Statement: Silver Hill Hospital is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: Silver Hill Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been approved for 1.5 Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal. Approval also meets the continuing education criteria for CT LMFTs, LPCs, and licensed psychologists.

Disclosure: No one in control of content has indicated a relevant financial relationship with an ACCME defined commercial interest.