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Event addresses safe prescribing of pain medication

Boston University School of Medicine and Safe Communities of Madison-Dane County are sponsoring a half-day SCOPE of Pain Wisconsin training Friday, November 1 in Madison. This educational event is designed to help physicians safely and effectively manage patients with chronic pain, when appropriate, with opioid analgesics.

Safe prescribing of opioids and other medications has been a major focus of the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Council on Health Care Quality & Population Health, and in April 2012 the Society’s House of Delegates adopted a Statement of Principles for Proper Opioid Prescribing (policy DRU-019).

The SCOPE of Pain conference will cover essential clinical content on opioid prescribing as well as state-specific information. In addition, Tim Bartholow, MD, — the Society’s chief medical officer – will participate on a policy and resource panel with representatives from state agencies. A family medicine physician, Dr. Bartholow is a member of Safe Communities’ Health Care Task Force on Opioids.

Following the half-day conference, a train-the-trainer program will be offered to train clinician educators how to effectively teach safe opioid prescribing practices.

For more information on the event, click here and watch for additional announcements in future issues of Medigram.

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