This conference is an interactive forum for healthcare providers to discuss updates and practice recommendations that optimize the assessment and treatment of pain.

Throughout the day, learners will discuss difficult cases submitted by providers as well as the opportunity to practice motivational interviewing and behavioral health interventions with colleagues.

7:15 – 7:55 a.m. Registration and Coffee  
7:55 – 8:00 a.m. Welcome  
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. CDC Guidelines and Harm Reduction Strategies for Prescribing Opioids Donald Stader, MD
9:05 – 10:05 a.m. Psychology of Pain: Practical Questions to get the Answers you Need Joel Cohen, PhD
10:05 – 10:20 a.m. Break  
10:20 – 11:20 a.m. Brief Behavioral Health Interventions for Comorbidities in Chronic Pain Patients Roger Miller, PhD
11:20 – 11:50 a.m. Lunch Buffet  
11:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. The Gentle Art of Saying No: How to Establish Appropriate Boundaries with Chronic Pain Patients Ryan Jackman, MD and William James, MD
12:55 – 1:55 p.m. Medical Marijuana for Pain: Clinical Uses and Concerns Brittany Grovey, MD and Gemayel Lee, MD and Scott Mueler
1:55 – 2:10 p.m. Break  
2:10 – 2:40 p.m. Q & A Session with Marijuana Panel Brittany Grovey, MD and Gemayel Lee, MD and Scott Mueler
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Integrative Pain Management Marie Collier, MD
3:50 – 4:50 p.m. Motivational Interviewing: An Interactive Lesson Raul De Villegas-Decker, PsyD

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