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Interdisciplinary Opioid Crisis Seminar
Navigating the Current Opioid Crisis in Cancer Patients
Apr. 27, 2018
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Main Building, Floor 11, Elevator B, Hickey Auditorium (R11.1400)
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030
8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
All health care providers involved in the care of patients receiving opioid therapy including medical oncologists, pain and palliative care physicians, emergency room physicians, primary care physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, advanced practice providers (APPs), pharmacists, registered nurses, social workers, case managers, and clinical leaders. This activity is not targeted for pharmacy technician education.
Agendas are subject to change because we are always striving to improve the quality of your educational experience. MD Anderson may substitute faculty with comparable expertise on rare occasions necessitated by illness, schedule conflicts and so forth.
Please let us know what specific topics, issues or questions you wish to see addressed or emphasized in this activity. Fax CME/Conference Management at 713-794-7124 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All responses will be forwarded to the Program Chair for consideration.
Although chronic opioid therapy is integral to effective pain management, its aberrant use has emerged as one of the most serious health issues facing our society today. There is a challenge among the medical community in keeping the complex balance between safeguarding legitimate access to opioids in patients with chronic and protecting patients and the general public from the risks associated with their inappropriate use. Federal and state regulations continue to change in order to address the current opioid epidemic. Up-to-date information on opioid use among all stakeholders is needed in order to maximize its use while reducing complications in routine clinical practice.
This one day seminar will offer essential knowledge and information regarding opioid utilization and its associated clinical, public health, and legal ramifications as well as provide practical solutions to address such issues and improve patient outcomes. The ultimate goal is to ensure patient safety and increase provider awareness and knowledge regarding the use of opioids.
After attending the conference, participants should be able to:
- Apply the basic principles of pain management and chronic opioid therapy
- Explain the extent and magnitude of the opioid crisis
- Interpret the federal and state regulations and policies governing the use of opioids
- Utilize practical strategies and skills to address aberrant opioid use
- Implement ways to improve patient care and ensure patient/ family safety related to the use of opioids
- Cancer pain, Chemical Coping, and Substance Use Disorder: The Clinical and Ethical Dilemma
- The Global Opioid Crisis: Impact of State, Federal and Global Initiatives
- Safe Opioid Prescribing: What do the Guidelines Say?
- Approach to Patients with Aberrant Opioid Related Behavior
- Abuse Deterrent Opioid Formulations: An Evolving Debate
- Use of Urine Drug Screens and Prescription Monitoring Programs in Chronic Opioid Therapy
- Communicating with Patients with Aberrant Opioid Use: What Should We Say?
A course evaluation form will provide participants with the opportunity to comment on the value of the program content to their practice decisions, performance improvement activities, or possible impact on patient health status. Participants will also have the opportunity to comment on any perceived commercial bias in the presentations as well as to identify future educational topics.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education(ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing continuing education credit will be provided and will include pharmaceutical contact hours.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver is accredited with distinction as an approver with distinction, of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Attendees may earn up to 8 hours (0.8 CEUs) of continuing education credit at the Interdisciplinary Opioid Crisis Seminar Navigating the Current Opioid Crisis in Cancer Patients. The number of contact hours for each activity of the seminar is as follows:
Morning: 3.5 contact hours (0.35 CEU), ACPE UAN 0532-0000-18-001-L01-P, application-based activity
Afternoon: 4.5 contact hours (0.45 CEU), ACPE UAN 0532-0000-18-002-L04-P, application-based activity
To successfully complete each activity (morning or afternoon) and be awarded continuing education credit, the following requirements must be met:
- Present for the duration of the educational activity (includes multiple presentations)
- Participation in active learning and assessment(s)
- Submission of Activity Evaluation*
*Evaluation must be completed and submitted online by close of business 6/1/18
Pharmacists must provide their NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth (MMDD). All CPE credit must be claimed within 60 days of the live activity. To ensure credit is accepted in this timeframe, please complete and submit activity evaluations online by close of business 6/1/18.
Online registration is now closed, please register on-site.
On-site registration opens at 7:00 am on Friday, April 27, 2018 at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Robert C. Hickey Auditorium, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas. The conference will begin at 7:30 am on Friday, April 27th and will adjourn at 5:30 pm.
Advanced registration is encouraged as space and materials are limited.
MD Anderson Employees
- Trainees/Allied Health Professionals....$50.00
Non MD Anderson Employees
- Trainees/Allied Health Professionals....$75.00
We accept the following forms of payment:
- Check (payable through U.S. banks only)
- Money order
- Credit cards (MasterCard, Visa and American Express)
- Cash (on-site registration only)
If you register online, a receipt/confirmation letter will be automatically emailed to the email address you list on the registration form. If you register by fax or mail, a receipt/confirmation letter will be sent to you within 10 working daysof the receipt of your fee.
The registration fee, minus a $50.00 administrative handling fee, is refundable if a written request is received on or before April 1, 2018. No refunds will be granted after that date. The request for a registration refund must include the tax identification number of the company or institution if registration was paid by a company or institution check. For additional information, contact CME/Conference Management at 713-792-2223 or toll free at 866-849-5866 or email email@example.com.
The Department of CME/Conference Management reserves the right to cancel activities prior to the scheduled date if low enrollment or other circumstances make it necessary. Each registrant will be notified by mail, email or at the phone or fax numbers given on the registration form.
In case of activity cancellation, the liability of the Department of CME/Conference Management is limited to the registration fee. CME/Conference Management will refund the full registration fee.
The Department of CME/Conference Management reserves the right to limit the number of participants in a program and is not responsible for any expenses incurred by an individual whose registration is not confirmed and for whom space is not available.
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Prices are subject to change and vary depending on the location of the conference.
- Houston is served by two airports, George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby (HOU).
- Taxicabs are available at an estimated cost of $50-60 to or from each airport.
- SuperShuttle operates a shuttle bus between George Bush Intercontinental Airport and the Houston Marriott Medical Center for $27 one-way and $54 round-trip. The shuttle between William P. Hobby Airport and the Houston Marriott Medical Center is $24 for one-way and the roundtrip cost is $48. For more information, call 713-523-8888 or toll-free at 800-258-3826.
Parking is available in Garage 10, which is located on the east side of the Clark Clinic. Go to the third floor, walk across the bridge and take the elevator to the 11th floor to reach the conference area. Parking is $12 per day. There are EasyPay Stations on the first, second and third floors, instead of a cashier. The EasyPay Station is a self-serve payment station and will take cash or credit cards. You feed your ticket into the machine, it tells you how much you owe, you then pay that amount and the machine returns your "paid" ticket. Take the "paid" ticket to the exit gate and feed it into a machine there to raise the gate and exit the garage.
Take the crosswalk on level 3 of Garage 10 into MD Anderson. The first set of elevators on your left (next to the guard station) can be used to access floor 11. As you exit the elevator on floor 11, you will be at the back of the auditorium. Turn to your left to follow the hallway to the registration desk and the front of the auditorium.
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*Parking fees are not reimbursable.
Photographing, audio taping and videotaping are prohibited.