Healthcare Professional Event SAVE THE DATE - March 21, 2017
2017 Douglas County Pain Summit


The opioid epidemic demands an effective regional approach that reflects the particular challenges and opportunities that providers, health systems and communities face in Douglas County.

Target Audience:

Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dentists, pharmacists, behavioral health providers, nurses and other health care providers, educators, law enforcement, tribes, public health officials and prevention specialists.

The summit will bring together stakeholders to identify the specific challenges in Douglas County. At the summit, we will hear from experts on safe pain management practices that improve health outcomes, mitigate iatrogenic harm, and increase quality of care as well as strategies to reduce opioid misuse, abuse and overdose. This summit will start the conversation on how to move discussion into action through the development of a Regional Action Plan and create momentum for statewide change. The action plan will include strategies to:

  1. REDUCE THE NUMBER OF PILLS PRESCRIBED by improving health system practices for pain management
  2. EDUCATE PATIENTS AND THE PUBLIC on the dangers, safe use and disposal of Rx
  3. BETTER DISPOSAL OF DISUSED PILLS in medicine cabinets that fuel abuse
  4. EXPAND ACCESS TO TREATMENT SERVICES for opioid dependence and overdose prevention

The Oregon Coalition for the Responsible Use of Meds (OrCRM) is co-hosting this event in partnership with Adapt and funding support from Oregon Health Authority and Douglas Public Health Network. This event is supported by the Oregon Health Authority Cooperative Agreement 6 NU17 CE 002751-02-01, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Governor’s Office and Oregon Health Authority charged OrCRM to reduce opioid abuse, misuse and overdose, and to convene regional summits throughout Oregon to develop regional action plans to address the opioid epidemic. For more information about OrCRM and OrCRM’s regional summits go to

Additional support for this event has been provided by SouthRiver Community Health Center, CHI Mercy Health, Umpqua Health, and the Oregon Community Foundation.

For more information about OrCRM or if you have any questions about this event, please contact Rebecca Wood at or 503-244-5211.

Summit Brochure

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a better understanding of the problem of prescription drug abuse statewide and regionally
  • Learn about current concepts, guidelines and risks of chronic opiate therapy
  • Have a better understanding of the effectiveness of non-opioid therapies to manage long-term, non-cancer pain
  • Learn components of a comprehensive approach to treating patients with opioid use disorder
  • Understand the need to co-prescribe naloxone for patients at high risk of opioid overdose
  • Have a better understanding of the importance of safely disposing leftover medications
  • Understand the important role health care providers play in turning the tide of the opioid epidemic
  • Incorporate learnings in clinical practice

Continuing Education


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of OHSU School of Medicine and Mercy Medical Center. The OHSU School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Accreditation
ACCBO has approved this activity for 5.5 continuing education hours.

Event Date: March 21, 2017

Event Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Danny Lang Center