The ASAM Virtual Pain & Addiction: Common Threads Course XXII
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The ASAM Pain & Addiction: Common Threads Course is one of ASAM’s longest running and most popular courses. This advanced course is designed to increase learner’s understanding of complex topics and improve treatment of patients who fall somewhere in the gray area around pain and addiction. Participants will learn new research developments affecting treatment and how to integrate these techniques into their own practices. This year’s course will utilize a dynamic mix of teaching methods to engage a virtual audience.
Who Should Attend
This course is intended for those in the addiction medicine field who already have experience with pain and addiction but want to stay abreast of new research and practices. Other healthcare providers and members of the care team interested and experienced in treating this patient population are also encouraged to attend.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
Recognize the racial and ethnic disparities that exist in health and healthcare within the United States
Identify personal unconscious biases and effectively utilize antiracism strategies to improve practices
Assess strategies to improve the treatment of pain and addiction for patients of color and formulate a plan to treat patients equitably
Evaluate the history, current research and treatment considerations for prescribing opioids for chronic non-cancer pain
Define the concepts of hyperalgesia and hyperkatifeia and their importance when treating pain and addiction
Employ appropriate behavioral health techniques and referrals to provide compassionate, trauma-informed care
Compare key pain and addiction research publications from 2020-2021 and identify their relevance to practice
Program Planning Committee
William S. Jacobs, Jr., MD,Chair Gregory Rudolf, MD,Vice-Chair Harithsa S. Asuri, MD Gregory X. Boehm, MD, DFASAM Laura Morgan Frankart, PharmD, MEd, BCPS Denise M. Josey, MD, MPH, MS Launette Marie Rieb, MD, MSc, CCFP, FCFP, FASAM Michael P. Sprintz, DO, DFASAM Donald R. Teater, MD, MPH Mark A. Weiner, MD, DFASAM,Immediate Past Chair
Note: ASAM will be expanding the Pain & Addiction Portfolio over the course of 2021. This course is just one of the many educational offerings planned. Check back in the winter of 2020 for more information.