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IASP Virtual Seminar: Is There a Role for Opioids in the Management of Chronic Non-Cancer Pain in Older People?
Friday, October 22, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Category: IASP Events

 Is There a Role for Opioids in the Management of Chronic Non-Cancer Pain in Older People?

Friday, October 22nd, 2021 @ 11:00am EDT 

                                                                   Register Here!*        

 Overview: The role of opioids for the management of chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) in later life remains controversial. This controversy is perhaps most pronounced in countries significantly impacted by the ongoing opioid crisis. One in four older adults experience CNCP. Yet, according to the World Health Organization, by 2015, worldwide 75% of drug-related deaths in those over age 65 were due to opioids. This seminar brings together four experts from around the globe who will provide an international perspective regarding the use of opioids when managing CNCP in older populations. Using a case-based approach, presenters will cover key topics, including alternatives to the use of opioids in the treatment of moderate-to-severe pain, how to factor in polypharmacy and multimorbidity when deciding whether to prescribe a trial of an opioid, the importance of shared-decision making and defining mutually agreed upon treatment goals, and considerations regarding substance use and substance use disorders.

Contributors 

Malcolm Hogg, MBBS

Clinical Associate Professor

University of Melbourne

 

Dr. Graziano Onder, MD, PhD

Director of the Department of Cardiovascular, Endocrine-Metabolic Diseases and Aging 

Italian National Institute of Health

 

Dr. Launette Marie Rieb, MD

Family Physician, Addiction Medicine Specialist and Clinical Associate Professor

University of British Columbia

 

Dr. Debra Weiner, MD

Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology and Clinical & Translational Sciences

University of Pittsburgh

 

Benny Katz, MBBS (Moderator)

Clinical Associate Professor

University of Melbourne

 

 

 *Registration is FREE for IASP members and only $25 for non-IASP members. Use the above link to register for the seminar and/or to become an IASP member!