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18 July 2018

GP Extend: Chronic Pain, a Chronic Dilemma (Barossa Valley)

Presenters: Dr Meredith Craigie and Josephine To

The GP Extend program includes delivery of Educational Services for the Country SA PHN program to deliver professional development for rural general practitioners and other primary care professional across regional South Australia. For more information, please visit GP Extend.

Where: Novotel Barossa Valley Resort, 42 Pioneer Avenue, Rowland Flat SA 5352
When: Wednesday 18 July 2018
Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Registration essential.

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, and
  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.

For more information, please contact Lesley Webber, Manager of Continuing and Professional Development, on (08) 8490 0400.

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