The 2018 International Conference on Opioids (ICOO 2018) has assembled the best and brightest minds in opioid analgesics who will explore the challenges of using opioids to treat pain. They will present the latest research, real world knowledge, and practical solutions aimed at improving patient outcomes and reducing risk to both your patients and your practice. As new abuse deterrent opioids emerge, how will you integrate them into your practice. Join us and learn how..

Pain is among the most common complaints in primary care, including those with chronic symptoms. Opioids are medications that relieve pain. Taken as prescribed, opioids can be used to manage pain safely and effectively. They are cost effective and allow increased numbers of patients to return to active productive lives in society. Yet, while opioids have been with us for over 4000 years, the landscape of opioid therapies is rapidly evolving. Federal and state regulations are swiftly changing to address the current opioid epidemic. New formulations and treatment options are emerging that may reduce inherent risk to patients. Education is key to staying current and maximizing the effectiveness of opioids in clinical practice.

ICOO 2018 features top thought leaders who will share their latest research and real world knowledge in the evolving paradigm of opioids in medicine.

Among the many topic areas covered at ICOO 2018:
  • Updates on FDA Approvals: Abuse Deterrent Opioid Formulations and Their Applications
  • Tapering Patients Off Opioids - Advanced Cases
  • Best Practices in Opioid Prescription: Dosing, Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia and Opioid Rotation
  • Treatment of Co-Morbid Conditions, e.g. Addiction and Bipolar Disorder; Addiction and ADHD
  • Patient Selection for Use of Opioids to Treat Pain; Detecting Abuse, Diversion and Addiction
  • Use of Opioids in Chronic Non-Cancer Patients as well as Cancer Survivors
  • Long Term Opioid Use and Its Effect on Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Use of Buprenorphine for Treatment of Pain.
  • Specific Acute Surgical Pain Management
  • Interpretation of Urine Drug Screen Results
  • Medical Marijuana AND Opioids

Join us in Boston, June 10-12, 2018 
at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School.

Why should you attend? 

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, as the clinical use of opioids has risen over the past two decades, opioid-associated harm has risen in parallel. We must find a balance in the use of these powerful medications that supports their valuable role in healing while avoiding harm. This intensive 2+ day program led by renowned specialists is designed to inform primary care physicians, pain specialists, pharmacists and others with new data and essential information in the best practices, abuses and legal ramifications of opioids.

  • 87.8% of attendees at ICOO 2016 said the conference increased their competence
  • 85.7% of attendees at ICOO 2016 said the conference will improve their performance

The conference features a full schedule of topics and speakers who will address all aspects of the medical use of opioids. Participate in constructive panel discussions and case studies with leaders in opioid management. Take advantage of meeting leaders and networking with colleagues.

Register today and be an active participant in the future of opioids! Register online now!

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