COVID-19 Update.
ICOO2020 has been cancelled due to federal, state and local pandemic concerns
 in the Boston area.

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COVID-19 has affected many communities around the world. The trajectory of the COVID-19 public health crisis is still expanding. Therefore, with an abundance of caution following federal, state and local public health agency recommendations as well as the Boston University COVID-19 recommendations, we are forced to cancel the live meeting of the 2020 International Conference On Opioids (ICOO2020)

Our sincere thanks to all our presenters for their support and commitment to ICOO2020. We realize you were going to present state of the art research and practice on the use of opioids in medicine. We are committed to getting that research out to a broader audience. To that end, we offer three options to disseminate your research in a timely manner:  1) Incorporate your intended presentation in a review article for Journal of Opioid Management (JOM). We will accelerate peer review to expedite inclusion in JOM. 2) Consider videotaping your presentation (production specifications available on request) and we will post the video on the ICOO website. 3) Should your presentation still be timely, consider participating in ICOO2021 (dates to be determined).

Poster presenters are encouraged to complete their poster and submit it in PDF format for placement online at Posters would be available for viewing for three months and would include your contact details.

As soon as we secure a new date we will immediately open the Call for Papers for ICOO2021.

Our sincere appreciation to all who have shown their willingness to participate in ICOO2020 and for your understanding in this unsettling time.
For more information, please contact us at 781-899-2702.

Paul A. Sloan, MD Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, MDE, BCPS
Conference Co-chair Conference Co-chair

Richard A. DeVito, Jr. Michael J. Glynn
CEO Conference Director

Opioids in Medicine:
Improving Pain Management in the Midst of Crisis

The 2020 International Conference on Opioids (ICOO 2020) 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 opioid practice strategies emerge, how will you integrate them into your practice? Join us and learn how.

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Pain is among the most common complaints in primary care, including those with chronic symptoms. With careful selection, 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 death and abuse 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 2020 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 2020:
  • The latest trends in the clinical application of opioids in pain management
  • The use of opioid stewardship programs to optimize pain management and reduce risk
  • Patient Selection for Use of Opioids to Treat Pain; Detecting Abuse, Diversion and Addiction
  • Opioid Management in the midst of an opioid crisis for chronic pain patients
  • Updates on FDA Approvals: Abuse Deterrent Opioid Formulations and Their Applications
  • Tapering Patients Off Opioids
  • Alternatives to Opioid Therapy for Pain
  • Treatment of Co-Morbid Conditions, e.g. Addiction and Bipolar Disorder and Addiction
  • Patient Selection and Use of Opioids to Treat Pain in Patients with Comorbid Addiction
  • Use of Opioids in Chronic Non-Cancer Patients as well as Cancer Survivors
  • Opioid Education for Prescribers - Does it work?
  • Opioid Rotation and Titration - Best Practices
  • Opioid Management and Access for Palliative Care Patients
  • Rethinking Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
  • Medical Marijuana and Opioids
  • And Much More!

Join us in Boston, May 30 - June 1, 2020 
at the George Sherman Union at Boston University.

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.
  • 94% of attendees at ICOO 2019 said the conference increased their competence
  • 87% of attendees at ICOO 2019 said the conference will improve their performance

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

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