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Effective Pain Management Requires an Interdisciplinary Approach
Date:9/26/2007

istopher, President and CEO of the Center for Practical

Bioethics

-- Jennifer Bolen, JD, former Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S.

Department of Justice and founder of The Legal Side of Pain, an

educational company dedicated to working with health care providers on

medico-legal issues on the use of controlled substances to treat pain.

-- Doug Gourlay, MD, anesthesiologist at Wasser Pain Management Centre,

Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, specializing in the assessment and

management of pain and addictive disorders.

Emerging Solutions in Pain: The Interface of Pain and Addiction is a 7- hour symposium that discusses addictions, solutions in pain management and the role of federal regulations. This symposium is supported through an educational grant from Cephalon Pharmacy.

New Thoughts About Opioid Analgesia and Chronic Pain by Bill McCarberg, MD, family medicine physician at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, Assistant Clinical Professor for the University of California, San Diego, and founder and former director of the Chronic Pain Management program for Kaiser Permanente in San Diego. This symposium will address the many advances that have occurred in our knowledge of the appropriate uses of opioids for a variety of pain syndromes.

Aberrant Drug Taking Behaviors During Pain Management - What do we know? by Steven D. Passik, PhD, Associate Attending Psychologist for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Cornell University in New York City.

Rational and Vigilant Prescribing of Controlled Substances by Scott M. Fishman, MD, Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine and Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of California, Davis.

Keynote Presentation: The Pain Cycle from a Patient's Point of View by Dennis Kinch, a patient who suffers from chron
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