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Case Studies & Opioid Management (Broken Hill)

Date: 17-07-2018 18:30:00

Date & Time:      Tuesday 17th July 2018, 6:30pm  
Location:      Twilight Function Room, Musicians Club, 276 Crystal Street, Broken Hill  
Contact:      Natalie Miani - T: 0437 692 614 E:
RSVP by:      Monday 16th July 2018 

How to de-prescribe and wean Opioids in General Practice?

Over the last 10-15 years many patients with chronic non-cancer pain, have been started on opioids to assist with pain management, unfortunately current evidence does not support the long-term prescription of opioids for this issue.

Targeted Audience:

GPs, Registrars, Nurses, Pharmacists, Medical Students, Specialists, Allied Health Professionals and other interested health professionals.


6.30pm - Registration/Light Refreshments (provided)
6.55pm - Welcome
7.00pm - Education Presentation & Case Study Discussion
8.00pm - Interactive Discussion/Q&A
8.30pm - Evaluation and Close

Learning Outcomes: 

  • At the end of the presentation, attendees will better understand the evidence for opioid prescribing in Acute pain, Chronic pain and Palliative care settings.
  • Attendees will learn a few key, clinically relevant pharmacology facts for the safe use of Fentanyl patches, Buprenorphine and methadone.
  • To participate in case studies about opioid reduction and strategies to utilize in their own practice.
  • To identify patients in their own practice that would benefit from opioid reduction and refer to chronic pain specialist or addiction specialist appropriately.

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