Mayo Clinic Opioid Conference: Evidence, Clinical Considerations and Best Practice 2024

San Diego, CA US
September 19, 2024 to September 21, 2024

This course offers Live (in-person) and Livestream (virtual) attendance options.


Course Directors: Benjamin Lai, M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O., Oludare, Olatoye, M.D., and Julie L. Cunningham, Pharm.D., R.PH.

September 19 - 21, 2024 - Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina - San Diego, California

The Mayo Clinic Opioid Conference: Evidence, Clinical Considerations & Best Practice 2024 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 opioid pharmacology and selection, evidence-based guidelines for opioid management, opioid tapering and legal considerations, as well as medical and interventional alternatives to opioids. In addition, the course covers a broad range of issues, including opioid use disorder and difficult patient conversations and guidelines to standardize the practice of opioid prescribing. This course includes lectures by experts in the field of pain medicine and opioid management as well as question and answer sessions.

This continuing education activity satisfies the new one-time, eight-hour training requirement for all Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-registered practitioners. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 medical, surgical and outpatient settings. All providers who prescribe (MD, DO, NP, PA, CNS) or administer (nurse, pharmacist, 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

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Event starts: 
09/19/2024 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
09/21/2024 - 12:00pm
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

Sheraton San Diego Marina - 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates at the Sheraton San Diego Marina. The group rate at the hotel is $269.00. In order to receive the special rates, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of August 21, 2024, whichever comes first. After August 21, 2024, reservations will be taken based on space and rate availability. Each attendee is allowed one guest room at the special course room rate.

Bay Town Run of House - $269.00

Resort Experience Fee
Please note that there is an additional charge of $20.00 per room per night plus tax that is not included in the above room rates. The following amenities are bundled into this charge:

Fitness & Recreation

  • Premium high-speed internet access
  • Morning Yoga class
  • 1-hour cruiser bicycle use
  • 1.5-hour paddle board tour & lesson
  • 1-hour daily tennis court rental with equipment for two
  •  Lawn games
  •  S’mores
  • Unlimited local & domestic long-distance phone calls
  •  Electric vehicle charging


Complimentary Airport shuttle transportation to and from the San Diego International Airport.

All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Course Directors:

Benjamin Lai, M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O.

Oludare, Olatoye, M.D.

Julie L. Cunningham, Pharm.D., R.PH.

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To claim credit for livestream participation in this course, learners must view the content during the hours posted for the live activity.  This course is not approved for on-demand delivery. 

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