Conference Schedule

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AR-IMPACT Schedule
Date Topic Presenter
5/2/18 Arkansas Prescriber Feedback Reports: Why are these being issued and how are they helpful to providers? Corey Hayes, PharmD
5/9/18 The SPACE Randomized Clinical Trial Shona Ray-Griffith, MD
5/16/18 Tips: How to Take a Chronic Pain History Johnathan Goree, MD
5/23/18 How to Refer a Patient to Physical Therapy Leah Tobey, PT, DPT
5/30/18 How to Give Advice to Patients Ambivalent toward Change Michael Cucciare, PhD
6/6/18 How to Examine a Patient with Chronic Back Pain Johnathan Goree, MD
6/13/18 Introduction to the CDC Guidelines Corey Hayes, PharmD
6/20/18 Calculating and using Morphine Equivalent Doses of Opioids Teresa Hudson, PharmD, PhD
6/27/18 What to Expect from Physical Therapy Leah Tobey, PT, DPT
7/4/18 Cancelled Cancelled
7/11/18 Addiction Shona Ray-Griffith, MD
7/18/18 Brief Screeners for Depression, Anxiety, and Opioid Misuse Michael Cucciare, PhD
7/25/18 Brief Overview of Non-Opioid Pharmacological (Prescription and Herbal) Alternatives for Pain Teresa Hudson, PharmD, PhD
8/1/18 Opioids and the Older Adult: When, Why and How Masil George, MD
8/8/18 Opioid Tapering Corey Hayes, PharmD
8/15/18 Advanced Chronic Pain Treatments – Literature Proven Interventional Alternatives Johnathan Goree, MD
8/22/18 Smartphone applications for the management of pain Michael Cucciare, PhD
8/29/18 Buprenorphine for Chronic Pain Treatment Shona Ray-Griffith, MD
9/5/18 LBP from ruptured disc or DDD/DJD Leah Tobey, PT, DPT
9/12/18 Medications for Withdrawal during Opioid Tapering Corey Hayes, PharmD
9/19/18 The Evidence for Medical Marijuana and the Impact on Opioid Use Ron Thompson, PhD
9/26/18 Non-Opiates of Abuse Masil George, MD
10/3/18 “Tech-neck” Cervicalgia/postural dysfunction Leah Tobey, PT, DPT
10/10/18 Diagnostic Tips for Low Back Pain and When to Order Imaging Johnathan Goree, MD
10/17/18 Motivational Interviewing Michael Cucciare, PhD
10/24/18 Medical Marijuana Laws in Arkansas Ron Thompson, PhD
10/31/18 Pain During Pregnancy Shona Ray-Griffith, MD
11/7/18 Naloxone: Formulations, Availability, and When to Talk to the Patient Corey Hayes, PharmD
11/14/18 Navigating the Difficult Encounter: Part I Masil George, MD
11/21/18 Cancelled Cancelled
11/28/18 Addiction During Pregnancy Shona Ray-Griffith, MD
12/5/18 Radiofrequency Ablation: What? Why? When? Johnathan Goree, MD
12/12/18 Interdisciplinary Approach to Treating Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnant Women Michael Cucciare, PhD
12/19/18 Non-Opioid Pharmacotherapy for Chronic Pain: What’s Available and What’s in the Pipeline Corey Hayes, PharmD
12/26/18 Cancelled Cancelled
1/2/19 Cancelled Cancelled
1/9/19 Dry Needling by Physical Therapists Leah Tobey, PT, DPT
1/16/19 So You Prescribed Suboxone: Do Patients Really Take It? A Discussion of Patient Adherence to Suboxone/Buprenorphine Regimens Teresa Hudson, PharmD, PhD
1/23/19 Navigating the Difficult Encounter: Part II Masil George, MD
1/30/19 Navigating the Difficult Encounter: Part III Michael Cucciare, PhD
2/6/19 Pain Management in Patients with Fibromyalgia Leah Tobey, PT, DPT
2/13/19 Is Chronic Pain a Different Disease than Acute Pain? Johnathan Goree, MD
2/20/19 Depression in the Patient with Chronic Pain Shona Ray-Griffith, MD
2/27/19 TBD Teresa Hudson, PharmD, PhD