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Opioids are prescribed to relieve pain. They can also have a soothing, euphoric effect. It is easy to understand how experiences, such as pain relief and euphoria, could lead to dependency. Opioid misuse, overdose and deaths have been increasing at disturbing rates.

Telligen, the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), serving Colorado, Illinois and Iowa, is partnering with the American Medical Association to host a WebEx Series, the Opioid Safety Project, in the coming months.

To access information on the series, including dates and times, visit the Telligen website.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. “In the midst of an opioid epidemic, education empowers everyone,” stated Becky Gillgannon, BSN, RN, Great Plains QIN Quality Improvement Coordinator.

The Series will include the following topics and presenters:

September 12, 2018 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CST
Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs
Dan Buffington, PharmD

October 10, 2018 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CST
Non-Pharmacologic Approaches to Pain Management

Daniel Blaney-Koen, JD (AMA)
Steve DeToy
Rhode Island Medical Society

November 14, 2018 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CST
Psychologically-Integrated Approaches to Pain Management
Dr. Elie Aoun
American Psychiatric Association

December 12, 2018 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CST
Patient and Family Perspectives 
Dr. Beth B. Hogans
John Hopkins School of Medicine

Patient Screening and use of Pain Contracts [Past Event]
Held on August 8, 2018
Dr. Robert Rich
American Academy of Family Physicians

All webinars will be recorded and posted on the Telligen website for those unable to attend.

The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates these live activities for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.