GPEx Alumni: “Chronic pain, a Chronic Dilemma”
Presenters: Dr Meredith Craigie & Josephine To
Where: AMPHEaT, 313 Payneham Road Royston Park, SA
When: Thursday 4 October 2018
Time: 6.00-9.00pm (Dinner provided)
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. describe the sociopsychobiomedical paradigm for understanding chronic pain, including the pathophysiology and the risk factors for transition from acute to chronic pain
2. outline the safe and appropriate use of analgesic and adjuvant medicines in the management of chronic pain with a focus on the cognitive, endocrine and immunological effects
3. implement strategies for managing chronic pain including focused psychological and physical therapies
4. understand the risks of dependence and addiction in chronic pain management and implement strategies for de-prescribing for chronic pain patients on opioids and other analgesic and/or adjuvant therapies.
This event is for GPs, Registrars, Nurses and other Health Care Professional and has been allocated 4 Category 2 points in the RACGP and ACRRM QI & CPD Program for the 2017-19 triennium.