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ICOO 2020 Schedule
Updated 02/26/2020

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Schedule Subject to change without notice

Saturday, May 30, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm


Suffering Human Beings – A Frequently Forgotten and Often Overlooked but Key Aspect of the Opioid Crisis?

Larry Driver, MD; Michael Schatman, PhD,CPE


Saturday, May 30, 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Are long-acting opioids better for chronic pain patients?

Taylor Butler


Saturday, May 30, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Industry Unprepared: Medical Education’s Role in Ensuring We Address Substance Use as Part of Usual Care

Sandeep Kapoor, MD, MS-HPPL; Ruth Ellen Pearlman, MD; Melissa Pawelczak, MD; Bruce Goldman, LCSW, CASAC


Saturday, May 30, 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm   

Clinical Pain Pearls of Pharmacogenomics

Jacqueline Cleary, PharmD, BCACP; Jeffrey Bettinger, PharmD


Saturday, May 30, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

CRNA's and Pain Management: Helping to Mitigate the Opioid Epidemic.

Bruce Schoneboom, PhD, MHS, CRNA, FAAN


Saturday, May 30, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm



Charles Inturissi, PhD


Sunday, May 31, 8:00 am to 9:00 am 


Transforming Pain Care and Opioid Safety: Lessons Learned from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)

Friedhelm Sandbrink, MD; Mitchell Nazario, PharmD, CPE; Maria G. Garcia-Vassallo, MD 


Sunday, May 31, 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Politics, Policy, and their Potential Impacts on Opioid Prescribing

Shruti Kulkarni; Marsha Stanton, PhD, RN; Robert Twillman, PhD


Sunday, May 31, 10:30 am to 11:15 am

Opioid Stewardship Across the Continuum of Care

Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, MDE, BCPS; Kathryn A. Walker, PharmD, BCPS;

Uritsky, PharmD; Kelly Mendoza, MS, PharmD, BCPS


Sunday, May 31, 11:15 am to 12:00 pm

Cannabis and Opioid Tapering

Mellar Davis


Sunday, May 31, 1:15 pm to 1:45 pm

Tyler W. Barrett, MD MSCI FACEP FHRS


Sunday, May 31, 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm

Taping Opioids: Yes, No, Fast or Slow?

Mellar Davis, MD; Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, MDE, BCPS


Sunday, May 31, 2:45 pm to 3:15 pm

Chronic pain treatment in senior citizens : A negelected population

William Glatt, MD, DFASAM, FACP


Sunday, May 31, 3:15 pm to 3:30 pm





Sunday, May 31, 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm

Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Shelters: Preparing for Opioid Challenges in Sheltering Environments

Michael Brown, PhD; Denise De Veranez, MD


Sunday, May 31, 4:45 pm to 5:30 pm

Let's Play Pain Management Pharmacotherapy Jeopardy!

Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, MDE, BCPS; Kathryn A. Walker, PharmD, BCPS


Monday, June 1, 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Making Progress: Medication for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

Jake Nichols, PharmD


Monday, June 1, 9:00 am to 9:30 am

A Simulation Model for Studying the Effectiveness of MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment) Policies

Jaya Tripathi


Monday, June 1, 9:30 am to 10:00 am

Buprenorphine to reverse respiratory depression from methadone overdose
in opioid dependent patients: A phase II pilot study.

Nasim Zamani, MD; Hossein Hassanian-Moghaddam, MD; Nicholas Buckley, MD


Monday, June 1, 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Potentiating new Neurological pain drugs from cannabis (CBD/THC)

Sean Hall


Monday, June 1, 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Why clinicians should avoid the use of fentanyl products.

Mellar Davis


Monday, June 1, 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Top Three Posters



Monday, June 1, 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm

Cannabinoids: Friend or Foe?

Haley Busch, PharmD


Monday, June 1, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm

Expert consensus recommendations for safer opioid use in palliative care

Jenny Lau, MD, CCFP (PC); Paolo Mazzotta, MD CCFP (PC); Ciara Whelan, MD, CCFP (PC) 


Monday, June 1, 2:45 pm to 3:30 pm

Assessing Prevalence of Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders in Non-Fatal Overdose Survivors

James Langabeer, PhD; Tiffany Champagne-Langabeer, PhD; Christine Bakos-Block, PhD; Andrea Yatsco, PhD


Monday, June 1, 4:00 pm 4:30 pm

A Small Scale Randomized Trial Examining a Harm Reduction and Preventative Approach
for Chronic Pain Patients at Risk for Opioid Misuse

Valerie Hruschak, PhD


Monday, June 1, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Medical Field Trip: A Look at Opioid-Related Programs in Clinical Specialty Settings

Stuart Gitlow MD, MPH, MBA; John Thompson MD