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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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


What
: 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.

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
DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS LEARNING LAB!

Smullin Center (Medford) 3 Rivers (Grants Pass)

6th Annual Conference – A Thoughtful Approach to Pain Management

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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.

Overview:
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.

Email: PainConference2017@oregonpainguidance.org

Oregon Medical Association

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