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Conference 4/17-20: National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit

Monday, April 17, 2017 – Thursday, April 20, 2017

Abt Associates staff will present at the 2017 National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, the largest national collaboration of professionals from local, state, and federal agencies, business, academia, treatment providers, and allied communities working to address the public health crisis.
Implementing the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain:  Real-World Strategies
Monday, April 17, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Abt presenters: Sarah J. Shoemaker, PhD, PharmD and Douglas McDonald, PhD

CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain released in March 2016 is intended to improve communication between providers and patients about the risks and benefits of opioid therapy for chronic pain, improve the safety and effectiveness of pain treatment, and reduce the risks associated with long-term opioid therapy, including opioid use disorder and overdose. Presenters will first outline each of these strategies, based on principles from dissemination and implementation science. Presenters will then provide examples of activities using the levers to enhance guideline implementation.

When: April 17-20, 2017

Where: Atlanta, GA

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