2nd Interdisciplinary Opioid Crisis Seminar
Advancing Best Practices in Cancer Pain Management in the Midst of The Opioid Crisis
May 3, 2019
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.
In the wake of the recent opioid crisis, the medical community and other stakeholders continue to seek new ways to promote safe and effective practices in order to mitigate the issue. The cause of the opioid epidemic is multifaceted including a significant proportion from prescribed opioids. A positive change in healthcare provider behavior is therefore needed to help improve the current state of affairs.
The 2nd Opioid Crisis Seminar will offer essential up-to-date 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 improve provider knowledge and competence regarding the use of opioids and ensure patient safety. Participants from last year’s seminar described it as highly beneficial. Based on their useful feedback, we have made further key changes this year in order to make it an even more meaningful educational experience.
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
- Pathophysiology and Emerging Therapeutics in Opioid Use Disorder
- Best Practices in Safe Opioid Prescribing: An Evidence Based Approach
- Taking Baby Steps: Understanding the Use and Nonmedical Use of Opioids in the Pediatric Population
- Use of Opioids In Cancer Pain: Need for a Balancing Act
- Navigating Difficult Conversations About Nonmedical Opioid Use: A Clinician’s Challenge
- In The Front Lines: Challenges of the Inpatient Nurse with Opioid Administration
- Medical Marijuana, Opioid Analgesia, and Symptom Management: An Evolving Debate
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.
The session entitled, Medical Ethics, has been designated by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for 0.75 AMA PRA Category CreditsTM in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
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.
Physicians Payments – Sunshine Act
MD Anderson complies with the Physicians Payments Sunshine Act as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Accordingly, we maybe required to collect information on transfer of value provided to any covered recipient under the ACA.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Additional Information will follow soon.
On-site registration opens at 7:00 am on Friday, May 3, 2019 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....$75.00
Non MD Anderson Employees
- Trainees/Allied Health Professionals....$100.00
Registration On-line (Above): you may experience intermittent problems with creating new profile accounts for new registrations. If a problem does occur, please feel free to click the Printable Form (Below) and fax to our offices 713-794-1724. Please note the fax machine is located in a secured vault room.
Other Ways to Register
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
P.O. Box 301407
Houston, Texas 77230-1407
Fax to: 713794-1724 (Printable Form)
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 12, 2019. 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.
*Parking fees are not reimbursable.
Photographing, audio taping and videotaping are prohibited.