Conference Schedule

Please join us live at noon on Wednesdays by going to or calling 1-844-885-1319, access code: 415081971#.

AR-IMPACT Schedule
2/6/19 Is Chronic Pain a Different Disease than Acute Pain? Johnathan Goree, MD
2/13/19 Cervicalgia and Tech- Neck: How a Physical Therapist Can Help? Leah Tobey, PT, DPT
2/20/19 Depression in the Patient with Chronic Pain Shona Ray-Griffith, MD
2/27/19 The Impact of Opioid Dose Escalation on Pain Scores and Adverse Outcomes Corey Hayes, PharmD
3/6/19 Academic Detailing for Opioid Use Teresa Hudson, PharmD, PhD
3/13/19 Behavioral Treatments for Substance Use Disorders Michael Cucciare, PhD
3/20/19 Medication Assisted Treatment Shona Ray-Griffith, MD
3/27/19 Anti-Inflammatory Diet Leah Tobey, PT, DPT
4/3/19 Opioid Free: Success Stories of Effectively Stopping Opioid Use Masil George, MD
4/10/19 Initiation of Buprenorphine in the Emergency Department: What is the evidence and how does it work? Teresa Hudson, PharmD, PhD
4/17/19 Epidurals Johnathan Goree, MD
4/24/19 Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder and Relation to Chronic Pain Shona Ray-Griffith, MD
5/1/19 Self-Care Techniques for Managing Chronic Pain Leah Tobey, PT, DPT
5/8/19 Case Study: Opioid Use Disorder Michael Cucciare, PhD
5/15/19 Opioid Prescribing Trends in Arkansas Corey Hayes, PharmD
5/22/19 Comorbidities in Chronic Pain Masil George, MD
5/29/19 Treatment of Radicular Pain Johnathan Goree, MD
6/5/19 How the Emergency Department Can Help Decrease Opioid Use Teresa Hudson, PharmD, PhD/ Michael Wilson, MD, PhD
6/12/19 Contingency Management Interventions for Opioid Use Disorder Michael Cucciare, PhD
6/19/19 Opioids and Fall.. Is there a connection? Leah Tobey, PT, DPT
6/26/19 Opioids in Palliative Care Masil George, MD
7/3/19 Outgrowth of Acute to Chronic Opioid Use: How quickly does this happen? Corey Hayes, PharmD
7/10/19 Unintended Consequences of Opioid Policies Teresa Hudson, PharmD, PhD
7/17/19 Opioid Stewardship Johnathan Goree, MD
7/24/19 Pain management agreement violations- how to handle this, now! Masil George, MD
7/31/19 PDMPs: How effective are they? Corey Hayes, PharmD
8/7/19 So, Who Can I Prescribe Opioids For? Michael Wilson, MD, PhD
8/14/19 Relapse Prevention Michael Cucciare, PhD
8/21/19 Urological & Pelvic Floor Issues in Older Adults & Physical Therapy Interventions Leah Tobey, PT, DPT
8/28/19 Mindfulness and the Mind-Body Continuum: Office Approaches for Chronic Pain Henri Roca, MD
9/4/19 Opioids – Race, Class, and Gender Discrepancies Johnathan Goree, MD
9/11/19 Abuse Deterrent Formulations of Opioids: Are they Working? Corey Hayes, PharmD
9/18/19 Physical therapy evaluation and treatment of chronic LBP & treatment, Part 1 Leah Tobey, PT, DPT
9/25/19 Gabapentin and Pregabalin: Indications and Abuse Shona Ray-Griffith, MD
10/2/19 Methadone for pain management- Why, when & how Masil George, MD
10/9/19 Opioid sparing acute/post-surgical pain options Trina Kleiver
10/16/19 Insomnia in Chronic Pain Shona Ray-Griffith, MD
10/23/19 The Role of Behavioral Interventions in Buprenorphine Maintenance Treatment Michael Cucciare, PhD
10/30/19 Physical therapy for chronic LBP & treatment, part 2 Leah Tobey, PT, DPT
11/6/19 “Detoxing Arkansas” Prevention, Treatment, Recovery, and Enforcement Efforts in Arkansas to Change the Course of the Opioid Epidemic Kirk Lane
11/13/19 Abuse Deterrent Formulations of Opioids: Are They Working? Corey Hayes, PharmD
11/20/19 Recognizing and Responding to Suffering Masil George, MD
11/27/19 Thanksgiving
12/4/19 Opioids and the elderly- is it ever appropriate? Masil George, MD
12/11/19 TBA Masil George, MD
12/18/19 Utility of Urine Drug Screen Shona Ray-Griffith, MD