September 15-17, 2017 St. Charles Bend, Bend, OR

The International Benzodiazepine Symposium

We invite you to join progressive thinking health care professionals, educators, political representatives, journalists and those interested in how benzodiazepines have impacted our society for the past 50+ years.

  • Describe the evidence-based safe use of benzodiazepines in various clinical setting
  • Describe the evidence-based management of anxiety states.
  • Describe the evidence-based management of adverse reactions to benzodiazepine use.
  • Describe evidence-based approaches that can be used by health systems to improve clinical management of anxiety states, including the safe and effective use of medications.

Invitation Flyer

Symposium Schedule at a Glance

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Coming Soon! September 22, 2017

2017 Mid-Willamette Valley Pain Summit

After attending this educational activity participants will be able to:
1. Comprehend the problem of prescription drug abuse statewide and regionally;
2. Define the effectiveness of non-opioid therapies to manage long term non-cancer pain;
3. Define the components of a comprehensive approach to treating patients with opioid use disorders;
4. Recognize the importance of safely disposing left over medications; and
5. Recognize the need to co-prescribe Naloxone for patients at high risk of opioid overdose.



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.

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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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