Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020

Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Region: Adelaide Hills

Venue: Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, Hahndorf

 

We extend this invitation to GPs and GP Registrars

Chronic Pain – supporting rural GPs and their patients through a multidisciplinary approach

Facilitators: Dr Irinia Hollington, Matt Ash and Annie Hopkins

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the socio-psycho-biomedical paradigm for understanding chronic pain, including the pathophysiology and the risk factors for transition from acute to chronic pain.
  • Describe the cognitive, endocrine and immunological effects of long-term opioid use.
  • Discuss clinical governance of opioids at a practice level to ensure patient safety and appropriate prescribing.
  • Develop an approach to de-prescribing for patients with chronic pain on opioids and outline the safe and appropriate use of analgesic and adjuvant medicines in the management of chronic non-cancer pain.
  • Implement non-pharmacological strategies for managing chronic pain including focused psychological and physical therapies.

This event is for GPs  and GP Registrars and has been allocated forty (40) core Professional Development Program (PDP) points with ACRRM and forty (40) CPD Program points with RACGP for the 2020 – 2022 triennium.

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Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf SA, Australia