Central Oregon and Gorge Rx Summit

When: October 14, 2015
Where: Redmond, Oregon
Who: Physicians, Multidisciplinary Primary Care, Occupational Health, Behavioral Health, and Pain Management Providers

Conference Presentations

CENTRAL OREGON SUMMIT TO REDUCE RX ABUSE – Agenda
Central Oregon and Gorge Rx Summit – Dwight Holton
State of the State – Lisa Millet
State of the Region – Elizabeth White
OPG Initatives to Improve Prescribing Practices – Dr. Shames
Changing the Paradigm for Opioid Prescribing – Dr. Swanson
Overcoming Barriers to Expanded Use of Non-Opioid Therapies to Manage Persistent Pain – Dr. Buist
Developing a Public Education Campaign on Prescription Opiates – Samantha Kaan
PDMP – Lisa Millet
Central Oregon PSTF Initiatives – Dr. Swanson
Better Prescribing Practices in Dental Offices – Dr. Allen
The Crook County Experience Reducing the Volume of Pills – Muriel DeLaVergne Brown
Shift Happens – Dr. Shames & Laura Heesacker
PSCS & Gorge CCO Chronic Pain & Opiate Mgmt Initiatives – Dr. Holeman
Prescription Drug Abuse among Oregon Youth – Donna Libemday
Overdose Prevention in the Portland-Metro Area – Kim Toevs
Overcoming Barriers to Expanded Use of Non-Opioid Therapies to Manage Persistent Pain – Mark Altenhofen
Encouraging Pharmacies to Implement Take Back Programs – John Eaton

5th Annual Thoughtful Approach to Chronic Pain

Where: Medford, Oregon
When: May 20, 21, 2016

Conference Brochure: 5th Annual Thoughtful Approach to Chronic Pain

Friday Presentations (Note – There are videos of all the Friday presentations)

The Prescription Opioid and Heroin Crisis: How it Happened – Andrew Kolodny, MD
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Evolution of the Science of Pain: From Gate Theory to Central Sensitization Syndrome – Jane Ballentyne, MD
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Pain and the Practicing Clinician: How to Put it All Together – David Tauben, MD
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Behavioral Medicine for Chronic Pain – Kevin Vowles, PhD
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Oregon Pain Guidance Recommendations & Guidelines – Jim Shames, MD
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Lunch Speaker, The True Tale of the Opioid Epidemic – Sam Quinones
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Addiction and Medication Assisted Treatment – Andrew Kolodny, MD
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Medication Assisted Treatment – Melissa Weimer, MD
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Conversations as Medicine (AKA Difficult Conversations) – Laura Heesacker, LCSW
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Difficult Discussions with patients: How to Have a Positive Outcome – Lee Glass, MD
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Tapering prescription opioids: challenges, risks, and negotiations – Mark Sullivan, MD, PhD
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The chemistry and psychiatry of tapering – Jane Ballantyne, MD
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Q and A with the Hot Shot Panel
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Saturday Breakout Sessions

Harm Reduction Strategies for Chronic Pain Patients – Paul Coelho, MD
Diagnosing & Treating Working-Aged Adults With Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain – Paul C. Coelho, MD
Introduction to Difficult Conversations – Lee Glass, MD and Laura Heesacker, LCSW
Health-Focused Discussions With Angry Or Hostile Patients – Lee S. Glass, MD
Primary Care Models for Chronic Pain Treatment – Melissa Weimer, DO, MCR
Opioid Tapering – Melissa Weimer, DO, MCR
Medical Model versus Psychosocial Model of Pain – Peter Rothfels, MD