Rutgers RWJ Medical School Symposium

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School will be organizing a symposium on Saturday, February 10th, 2018.  This event will have CME credits available, please see the information below:

The State of New Jersey has proposed new limitations on the prescribing, administering and dispensing of controlled substances, and has issued special requirements/regulations for the management of acute and chronic pain.

Current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain identifies having a history of a prescription for an opioid pain medication as an increased risk factor for overdose and Opioid Use Disorder.

The division of Acute Pain Management at Rutgers/RWJMS is organizing a symposium early next year to educate Health Practitioners on Pain Management in the acute setting.

Titled ‘Acute Pain Management in the Current Healthcare Environment’, this event will identify populations at risk for Opioid Use Disorder and showcase options available for non-opiate management of Acute Pain with the help of speakers from the NJ State Legislature, Insurance and Legal entities. It will also address Legal and reimbursement issues associated with the prescription of opioids and the use of non-opioid alternatives.

For more information, contact Rose Alletoh, M.D. at alloters@rwjms.rutgers.edu.

Written by Stephanie Summers