Virginia Pain Society Presents: Opioids, Addiction and New Frontiers in Pain

Opioids, Addiction and New Frontiers in Pain
Friday, Feb. 2-Sunday, Feb. 4
Boar’s Head Inn, Charlottesville
Register online.

As you’re well aware, the opioid crisis has reached a critical stage. Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of unintentional death in the U.S., and opioids are a primary contributor. To address the impact of this epidemic and highlight strategies for overcoming it, the Virginia Pain Society, in partnership with Project Lazarus, will host its first meeting, a two-day exploratory convention and scientific session open to all providers who treat patients with pain. The event will be held Feb. 2-4 at Boar’s Head Inn in Charlottesville.

Speakers will include these and other leaders in the field of addictionology and pain management:

George Montgomery Baylor, MD, anesthesiologist and pain management physician at Blue Ridge Pain Management Associates, will cover practices for safe opioid prescribing, as well as patient compliance oversight for high–risk medications.

Fred Wells Brason II, President, CEO and Founder of Project Lazarus, who will discuss the community-based approach to combatting opioid overdose.

John Heil, a licensed clinical psychologist and partner at Psychological Health Roanoke, provides an in-depth look at how we treat addiction.

Robert Goldstein, MD, Medical Director of the UVA Pain Management Center, will address pain management strategies in the palliative setting.

Lynn Kohan, MD, UVA Pain Management Fellowship Director, will discuss radiofrequency ablation, a new technique for treating knee and hip pain.

Lori Urban, a UVA clinical psychologist, will lead a discussion on our current understanding of pain psychology.

“We hope others will join this diverse group of providers who share a common interest in patient safety, improved care and greater access to quality pain management in the state of Virginia,” says Goldstein.

Convention attendees are eligible for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit. Session meets VA DHP/BOM requirements for two hours of opioid addiction education.

For more information, visit Virginia Pain Society online, email Robert Goldstein or email Lynn Kohan.