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Fri, Mar 22

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Virtual Event

​Opioid Management for Pain in the Post Pandemic Era

We will describe the impact of policy and the pandemic on opioid use, with a focus on the impact to people living with chronic pain.

​Opioid Management for Pain in the Post Pandemic Era
​Opioid Management for Pain in the Post Pandemic Era

Time & Location

Mar 22, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT

Virtual Event

About the event

The COVID19 pandemic has disrupted multiple aspects of healthcare including delaying elective surgery, reducing access to interdisciplinary pain interventions and specialist physician care and closure of clinics. In this event we will provide a historical overview of the landscape of opioid prescribing and contextualize our current state. We will describe the impact of policy and the pandemic on opioid use, with a focus on the impact to people living with chronic pain. We will then describe two distinct opioid prescribing and stewardship models. Finally, we will also take a close look at the importance of the language we use when discussing opioid therapy and the impact that language might have in exacerbating stigma or facilitating more safe and effective use of opioids for pain management.

Learning Objectives: 

1) Describe how the COVID pandemic changed the landscape of opioid use and its impact on pain care.

2) Explore models of care that support chronic pain management for patients on opioids.

3) Discuss the importance and impact of the language we use when discussing opioid therapy to reduce stigma and promote safe use

A discussion between scientists, health professionals, educators, and pain advocates on a myriad of topics related to chronic pain. Offering a platform for innovative minds to bring forward inspiring ideas and discover solutions to help you in your practice.

National Pain Rounds and other virtual events are NOT Medical Advice.

This program receives funding from the Government of Canada. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada.

National Pain Rounds and other virtual events are a discussion between scientists, health professionals, educators, and pain advocates. All opinions expressed by the presenters are solely their own and do not reflect the opinions of the Canadian Pain Society. The views, opinions, and commentary of the presenters are for information purposes only, and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of a licensed healthcare provider before making any changes to your health care regimen.

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