Opioid Safety Presentations for Health Professionals

Navigating Opioid Safety Across the Continuum of Care

October 9, 2019
Medinah Shrine Center in Addison, IL

During this event, attendees learned about pain management, tapering, dependency, treatment, and referral to improve patient safety, health outcomes, and clinician well-being. For more information about speakers, view the program guide.

Resources from this event include:

Presentations from this event are included below:

A Guide to New Opioid Prescribing Rules: An Update from the IDFPR
Joseph E. Fojtik, MD, FACP
Deputy Medical Coordinator
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations

Assisting Patients with Opioid Use Disroder: Diagnosis and Treatment
Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FASAM, FACPM
Director, Center for Addiction Research and Effective Solutions (CARES)
American Institutes for Research (AIR)

The Role of Opioids in the Safe Treatment of Chronic Pain
William Campbell, DO
Family Medicine/Pain Medicine
Health Solutions

Safe and Effective Alleviation of Acute Pain
David Ring, MD, PhD
Associate Dean for Comprehensive Care and Professor of Surgery and Psychiatry
Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin

Improving Patient Safety in the Opioid Crisis: What is the Prescriber’s Role?

May 10, 2017
Medinah Shrine Center in Addison, IL

In an ongoing response to the increased misuse of opioids and related deaths, the DuPage County Health Department hosted a symposium, Improving Patient Safety in the Opioid Crisis: What is the Prescriber’s Role? on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the Medinah Shrine Center in Addison, IL. Attendees learned about the history, scope and causes of the opioid crisis, how to apply evidence-based guidelines for pain management and had a better understanding of the prescriber’s role in managing the use of opioids, and more.

Click on each of the links below for complete presentation resources:

The Public Health Response to Opioid Use Disorder in DuPage County
Rashmi Chugh, MD MPH, Medical Officer, DuPage County Health Department

How Illinois is Addressing the Opioid Crisis
Kimberly Fornero, Illinois Department of Health and Human Services

Safe Prescribing:  Opioid Efficacy and the Prescriber’s Role
Natalie Kirilichin, MD, George Washington University, Department of Emergency Medicine

Opioid Neuroscience:  Pain Control vs. Euphoria; Adults vs. Adolescents
Celeste Napier, PhD, Rush University Medical Center

Role of Primary Care Physicians in Managing Chronic Pain, Opioid Use Disorder and Referral for Treatment
Elizabeth Salsibury-Afshar, MD, Chicago Department of Public Health