October 22-23, 2015 - Phillips Hall - Siebens Medical Education Building 
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Course Directors: Jason S. Eldridge, M.D., Susan M. Moeschler, M.D. 

Course Description
This inaugural opioid-focused conference aims to highlight the shift in guidelines and public concern regarding the use of opioids in medical practice. This course provides the most up-to-date information regarding the appropriate indication for opioids in clinical practice. Topics cover the basics of opioids, evidence-based guidelines for opioids, medication monitoring, tapering and legal considerations. In addition, we cover a broad range of issues, including opioid addiction and difficult patient conversations, and provide guidelines to standardize your practice of opioid prescribing. Medical providers including nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians, addiction experts, pharmacists and others may benefit from this multidisciplinary review and update of opioid management. This course includes lectures by experts in the field of pain medicine and opioid management, panel discussions, and question-and-answer sessions.

Program Topics/Highlights
•    Appropriate opioid monitoring
•    Peri-operative use of opioids
•    Management of opioid side effects
•    Opioids for cancer related pain 

Registration Fees
•    Physician, Scientist: $400
•    NP, PA, Fellow, Resident, RN, Allied Health: $350
•    Live Webcast* (Physician, Scientist): $350
•    Live Webcast* (NP, PA, Fellow, Resident, RN, Allied Health): $300 

Registration Details
The registration fee includes tuition, comprehensive electronic course syllabus, continental breakfast and lunch on day two, and break refreshments. Although it is not Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) policy to limit the number of registrants for a course, conference room facilities may necessitate closing of enrollment; therefore, early registration is advised.  A letter of confirmation will be sent upon receipt of payment and completed registration form.  Please present the confirmation letter when checking in at the meeting registration desk.

*Live Webcast Details
If you are unable to attend the live course, we will be offering a live webcast of all of the course presentations, which will be available for credit.

The live webcast for this course will not be recorded and will only be available during the live session of the course. The presentations with audio will not be accessible post course; however, you will have access to a PDF file of the PowerPoint presentations (course syllabus) post course. The live course is taking place in the central standard time zone. The live-streamed course will take place during the times outlined on the schedule (CST).  

Registration Fee Includes:

  • Access to course materials 
  • Access to live talks during the course
  • Various credit types. See below for all credit offerings.

Course materials and links to the webcast will be e-mailed to registered webcast attendees approximately one week prior to the start of the course.  

Course Objectives
Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

•    Describe the clinical evidence available in the literature supporting use of opioids.
•    Identify risk factors for opioid abuse.
•    Identify the morbidity and mortality risks inherent with use of prescription opioids.
•    Apply working knowledge of the appropriate and safe use of prescription opioids.

Attendance at this Mayo course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Credit
This Live activity, Mayo Clinic Opioid Conference: Evidence, Clinical Considerations and Best Practice , with a beginning date of 10/22/2015, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  12.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Exhibit Opportunities
This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibit space during this course, please contact Linda Gochnauer