Hartford HealthCare Hosts Second Annual Opioid Symposium

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The Hartford HealthCare Opioid Stewardship Council is hosting its second annual symposium titled, “Managing Pain, Opioids, and Addiction: A Shared Responsibility” on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 8 am to 1 pm at the Hartford Hospital Education and Resource Center Heublein Hall.

The event includes presentations by physicians, pharmacists and physical therapists on various aspects of opioid use and pain management, including:

  • Update from the CT Department of Consumer Protection and a discussion of state guidelines for prescribing medical marijuana – Rodrick Marriott, PharmD, director of State of Connecticut Drug Control Division
  • Review of CDC Guidelines: Have We Misinterpreted Them? – Ricardo Taboada, MD
  • Opioid and Non-opioid Management of Pain – Richard Gannon, PharmD
  • Tapering after Acute Opioid Use and Chronic Opioid Use – Michael Grille, MD
  • Screening and Diagnosis of Opioid Use Disorder: Perspective of a Person in Recovery – Craig Allen, MD, FASAM, and Tara, a person in recovery
  • Urine Drug Screen Testing – Jack Kain, PharmD, Quest Diagnostics’ Prescription Drug Monitoring & Toxicology
  • Courageous Conversations in Pain Management – Daniel Jones, PhD
  • Options for Non-Pharmacological Chronic Pain Management – Jonathan Sylvain, PT, Spine Clinical Rehab Manager at Hartford HealthCare

The event is free to all providers and includes breakfast and the opportunity to obtain CME credits. To register for the event, visit www.HartfordHealthcare.org/OpioidsCourse.


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