Welcome to the 2019 PharmedOUT Conference, Opioids: Conflicts & Controversies page. This conference is hosted by PharmedOUT, a project of Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC), Georgetown's clinical partner. This conference will bring together nationally and internationally recognized experts in medicine, nursing, law, pharmacology, and sociology in a unique interdisciplinary conference aimed at fostering collaboration across professions to help address opioid overprescribing.
Although opioid prescribing has decreased, it remains too high. Many issues have received scant attention from the medical profession.
- Is rapid tapering of opioids a good idea?
- What are effective non-opioid treatments?
- How are opioids currently marketed?
- Are nurses targeted differently than physicians for opioid marketing?
- Does opioid promotion differ in different countries?
- How does race affect perceptions of the opioid epidemic?
- How are pregnant women and babies affected by current practices regarding opioids?
14.25 continuing education credits will be provided
$799 Industry and Industry Representatives
$199 Georgetown affiliates, consumer advocates or nonprofit professionals
$49 Students, residents, and fellows
$0 Government employees (email Sk1880@georgetown.edu)
This conference would not be possible without our sponsors and individual donors who help support our work. Thank you!
In support of improving patient care, MedStar Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 14.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
2019 Conference Speaker List
Sameer Awsare MD
Associate Executive Director, The Permanente Medical Group
Raymond Dionne DDS PhD
Professor, East Carolina University
Gail Groves Scott MPH
University of the Sciences Philadelphia, Former Oxycontin Representative
Barbara Mintzes PhD
Senior Lecturer, The University of Sydney School of Pharmacy
Andrew Kolodny MD
Co-Director, Opioid Policy Research Collaborative, Brandeis University
Michael J. Oldani PhD
Associate Professor, Concordia University Wisconsin
Carl Elliott MD PhD
Professor, Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota
Lynn M. Paltrow JD
Executive Director, National Advocates for Pregnant Women
Chris Spevak MD MPH JD
Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Joel Lexchin MD
Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Anna Lembke MD
Director of Addiction Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine
The 2019 PharmedOut Conference is catered by:
Take the conference home with you! Local D.C. bookstore Kramerbooks & Afterwords will sell these books and the authors will be there too.