Share the Care: Team Based Opioid Management

Guest speakers will share their experience caring for patients using a team-based approach. Using the Six Building Blocks created to help primary care practices manage opioids as a foundation, we will explore what it takes to effectively manage opioids within a team.

This interactive learning session will include time for team assessment and planning. We encourage providers, medical assistants, behavioral health consultants, front office staff, managers, and any other key staff to attend.

Ashland Community Naloxone Meeting

What: Meeting to help prevent overdoses, sponsored by Max’s Mission
When: February 22, 2017, 7-9 PM
Where: Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Rd, Ashland

  • Get a prescription for Naloxone
  • Be trained on how and when to use Naloxone
  • How to get Naloxone from your local pharmacy

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Grants Pass Community Naxolone Meeting

: Meeting to help prevent overdoses, sponsored by Max’s Mission
When: Wednesday April 5, 7-9 PM
Where: AllCare Community Room,
1701 NE 7th St, Grants Pass

  • Get a prescription for Naloxone
  • Be trained on how and when to use Naloxone
  • How to get Naloxone from your local pharmacy

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OMA Fall Forum – Oct. 22

The Oregon Medical Association addresses the topic of newly-legal marijuana, both medicinal and recreational. State and national elected officials and healthcare policy experts will discuss how this major change in Oregon’s laws will affect you, your practice, and the care you provide.

OPG Meeting Dec. 21st, 6-8 p.m.

Conversation as Medicine: Managing Difficult Conversations in Healthcare

  • Does a conversation with a patient about changing an opioid Rx put knots in your stomach?
  • Do you avoid such conversations because they are too time intensive, emotional, combative or just plain unproductive?
  • Uncertain how to approach a patient asking for Rx opioids who presents with chronic pain but has signs of addiction?

COME TO THE DEC. 21 – 6 – 8 PM

Smullin Center (Medford) 3 Rivers (Grants Pass)

6th Annual Conference – A Thoughtful Approach to Pain Management


If Not Opioids, Then What?

Registration Now Open

3 days of in-depth, practical and leading-edge medical education by world-class pain medicine experts.

Experts from around the country will lead a dynamic, multi-faceted educational experience, including “TED” talks, small discussion groups, panel discussions, breakout sessions, and extended learning opportunities. Participants will learn how to approach the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain from a collaborative, multidisciplinary, non-opioid perspective, based upon current research and best practices.

Learning Objectives:

By the completion of this program participants will:

  • Understand the principles and best practices of chronic pain management.
  • Learn how to better screen individuals who present with chronic pain and to create an appropriate management regime.
  • Learn effective communication strategies for dealing with chronic pain patients, and in order to help them become motivated and engaged to make long-term changes to their health.

Intended Audience:
Physicians, PAs, NPs, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers, counselors, substance abuse treatment professionals, PT, OT, administrators, and other health care professionals who treat patients with chronic pain.


Oregon Medical Association

Central Oregon and Gorge Rx Summit

Next Webinar - July 27, 11 am PST

CDC Webinar Series on Opioid Guidelines

The University of Washington is partnering with the CDC to present a series of webinars on the 2016 CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.

  • Overview of CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain – June 22
  • Nonopioid Treatments – July 27
  • Assessing Benefits and Harms of Opioid Therapy – August 3
  • Dosing and Titration of Opioids – August 17

SW Oregon Opioid Summit

Registration is now closed for this event.  If you have any questions, please call Elizabeth White at 503.244.5211

The summit brings together the medical community, pharmacies, educators, law enforcement, public health, and the community to:

  • Identify challenges and solutions to reducing prescription drug abuse, misuse, and overdose
  • Draft a SW Regional Action Plan

Sponsored by: WOAH Final color wTextWith support from: Curry Community Health, Oregon Community Foundation, Oregon Coalition for the Responsible Use of Meds (OrCRM) in partnership with AllCare Health Plan, Primary Health of Josephine County and Oregon Health Authority.