Mayo Clinic Opioid Conference: Evidence, Clinical Considerations and Best Practice 2017

Seattle, WA US
September 14, 2017 to September 16, 2017

This CPD Activity has already taken place. See the 2018 course.

Course Directors: Jason S. Eldrige, M.D.Susan M. Moeschler, M.D., Thomas P. Pittelkow, D.O., M.P.H. 

The Mayo Clinic Opioid Conference: Evidence, Clinical Considerations and Best Practice 2017 aims to highlight the shift in guidelines and public concern regarding the use of opioids in medical practice and 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, the course covers a broad range of issues, including opioid addiction and difficult patient conversations and guidelines to standardize the 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.

Registration Fee

Full Fee: M.D., D.O., Scientist$625
Reduced Fee: Resident, Fellow, NP, PA,  Allied Health Professional, Retiree$550

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 sponsoring or exhibiting at this course, please contact Linda Gochnauer

Target Audience

This topic is important and has become a more visible public health issue. All fields within medicine that provide direct patient care are impacted, including both the in-patient medical, surgical and out-patient settings. All providers who prescribe (MD, DO, NP, PA, CNS) or administer (Nurses, Pharmacists, etc.) opioids to patients would benefit from attending this course. This course is particularly relevant for primary care providers that maintain and monitor patients on chronic opioid therapy. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Identify opioid practice updates as outlined in the CDC 2016 opioid guidelines
  • Formulate a plan to include patient visits and consents to monitor patient opioid use in their practice
  • Describe the options to manage patients post-operatively who are on chronic opioid therapy

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

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.75 AAFP Prescribed
  • 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 15.75 Attendance
Event starts: 
09/14/2017 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
09/16/2017 - 12:45pm
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Hyatt Olive 8 Seattle
1635 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
United States

Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates ($279/night plus taxes) at the Hyatt Olive 8 Seattle. In order to receive the special rate, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of August 14, 2017, whichever comes first. After August 14, 2017, reservations will be taken based on space and rate availability. Each attendee is allowed one guest room at the special course room rate. 

Please identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic Opioid Course when making your reservation. Click here to make your reservation online. You may also call 1-888-421-1442 to make your reservation.

Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant. Mayo Clinic School of CPD is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the meeting. Costs incurred by the registrant such as airline or hotel fees or penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.

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

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

AAFP Credit
This Live activity, Mayo Clinic Opioid Conference: Evidence, Clinical Considerations and Best Practice 2017, with a beginning date of 09/14/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  15.75 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.

Wisconsin Medical Examining Board 
Approved as meeting Wisconsin opioid guidelines – MED-1025

Available Credit

  • 15.75 AAFP Prescribed
  • 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 15.75 Attendance

Accreditation Period

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