Mayo Clinic Opioid Conference: Evidence, Clinical Considerations and Best Practice 2018

Kohler, WI US
October 25, 2018 to October 26, 2018

Course Directors: Halena M. Gazelka, M.D., Susan M. Moeschler, M.D.,  Nafisseh S. Warner, M.D. 

The Mayo Clinic Opioid Conference: Evidence, Clinical Considerations and Best Practice 2018 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 and question-and-answer sessions.

Registration Fees

Physicians and Scientists$575.00
Residents, Fellows, NP, PA, Nurses, Allied Health, Retirees$500.00

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 and understand how to implement them in their practice
  • Formulate a plan to appropriately monitor and/or taper patients chronically using opioids
  • Describe the options to manage patients peri-operatively who are on chronic opioid agonist/antagonist therapy
  • Develop appropriate treatment plans for patients suffering from concomitant pain and depression and/or anxiety

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: 
  • 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 13.00 ANCC
Event starts: 
10/25/2018 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
10/26/2018 - 5:30pm
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The American Club - Destination Kohler
444 Highland Drive
Kohler, WI 53044
United States

Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates ($229/night plus taxes) at the The American Club. In order to receive the special rate, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of September 24, 2018 whichever comes first. After September 24, 2018, 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. Call 1-855-700-7792 to reserve your room. 

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.

Accreditation Statement: 

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.0 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Other Healthcare Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here

Available Credit

  • 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 13.00 ANCC

Accreditation Period

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