Descending the analgesic ladder: the how, when and why of opioid tapering for chronic pain

PMRI is running a one-day symposium featuring 13 national and international experts on the role of opioids in chronic pain management

Current guidelines recommend de-prescribing opioids for patients with chronic pain, however de-prescribing opioids in this population is challenging and a source of confusion for clinicians and patients alike. This symposium brings together local and international experts to address the complex challenges of de-prescribing opioid medications.

Early bird AUD$295*(until Sept 30)
Regular AUD$375*
Registration includes coffee, morning and afternoon tea, lunch, and a social hour with drinks and canapes.
*both incl. GST

Speakers include:
Professor Beth Darnall, Stanford University, USA
Assoc/Prof Joseph Frank, University of Colorado, Denver and VA Eastern Colorado Health System, USA
Professor Paul Glare, Director, Pain Management Research Institute, The University of Sydney
Professor Michael Nicholas, Director, Pain Education and Pain Management Programs, The University of Sydney
Dr Simon Holliday, GP and Addiction Medicine Physician, Rural and regional NSW (Taree)
Dr Chris Hayes, Director, Hunter Integrated Pain Service, Hunter New England Health
Dr Claire Ashton-James, Pain Management Research Institute, The University of Sydney

Learn how to:

• Communicate the risks of opioid use for chronic pain and the benefits of tapering
• Assess patients’ appropriateness for opioid tapering and pain self-management
• Explain pain self-management to patients
• Develop a safe, patient-centred schedule for opioid tapering
• Individualised support for patients attempting opioid tapering
• Diagnose OUD

Further information
For further information contact paineducation.admin@sydney.edu.au

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