Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits

Date: 10 / 04 / 2019
Time: 11:45 AM
Location: Des Moines University, Olsen Center, 3200 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312


Course Summary:

This activity is targeted for all health care professionals and addresses the public health crisis surrounding the use, abuse, diversion and overdose associated with Extended-Release/Long-Acting (ER/LA) opioids. Annette Carron, DO, CME, FACOI, FAAHPM, will present Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits. The following objectives will be addressed: describe the pathophysiology of pain as it relates to the concpets of pain management, accurately assess patients in pain, develop a safe and effective pain treatment plan, identify evidence-based non-opioid options for the treatment of pain, identify the risks and benefits of opioid therapy, manage ongoing opioid therapy, recognize behaviors that may be associated with opioid use disorder.


There is no cost to attend. Registration and lunch will begin at 11:15 am. The presentation begins at 11:45 am. You may register at There is also an option to attend this activity online. See the previous link for more information.


Certificates of attendance will be given for 2.0 continuing education contact hours. The activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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