Safe Prescribing Webinar

On May 10th, 2019, the Prevention Leadership Team, DuPage County Health Department, and National Safety Council will be hosting a webinar on Safe Prescribing Practices: Understanding the Relationship Between Prescription Drugs and Addiction. To register, click here. To view the event flyer with more details, click here.


Friday, May 10th, 2019 at 12:00pm – 1:15pm CST


This webinar addresses safe prescribing practices by describing the range of pain management options, including non-opioid drug classes, non-pharmacologic and interventional treatments. Additionally, key topics include: CDC chronic pain guideline
recommendations, when to refer patients to pain management or substance use treatment, PDMP use, and how to manage and safely taper inherited patients on high opioid dosages. CME credits will be offered for those who apply.

Who should attend?

Primary Physicians, Pain Management Specialists and Prescribers from all specialties.

The Presenter

Dr. Alaa Abd-Elsayed
Dr. Alaa Abd-Elsayed provides chronic pain medicine services as part of the Interventional Pain Management Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He was appointed to serve on the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board to combat the state’s opioid epidemic.

He graduated from medical school in Egypt in 2000 and was hired as a member of the faculty at Egypt’s public health department, where he finished his master’s degree. He moved to the U.S. in 2008
and worked at the Cleveland Clinic as a research fellow in the department of anesthesiology.

Between 2009 and 2013, Dr. Abd-Elsayed performed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Cincinnati. Later, he joined Cincinnati’s program for pain fellowship and finally the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. He is an assistant
professor in the UW Department of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Abd-Elsayed also serves as medical director of the UW Pain Clinic and Pain Services Department. He is the author of Chronic Pain – The Patient and Family Journey, and has published more than 100 presentations, 80 peer-reviewed articles, 10 book chapters and several editorials. He is a member of the editorial board for several medical journals and regularly reviews content related to pain management.