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Kauai Pain Conference

March 2, 2018 @ 7:00 am - March 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Learners will be able/better able to:

  • Facilitate a cultural transformation in the clinic that serves to increase patient receptivity to psychological strategies, as well as enhance overall pain treatment effectiveness
  • Establish of realistic goals for pain management
  • Identify and select patients with pain for consideration of an opioid trial
  • Maximizing efficacy while minimizing the risks of opioid therapy
  • Counsel patients and caregivers about use, misuse, abuse, diversion, and overdose
  • Educate patients about the safe storage and disposal of opioids
  • Identify patients for whom non-pharmacologic strategies and interventional therapies may provide great relief or reduce the risk of opioid abuse

Leave with evidence-based strategies to improve your treatment of acute and chronic pain.

Featured Speakers include:
Sean Mackey, MD, PhD
Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine and Redlich Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Neuroscience and Neurology
Stanford University

Timothy Lubenow, MD
Program Director, Department of Anesthesiology
Rush University Medical Center

Robert Bonakdar, MD, FAAFP, FACN, DAAPM
Director of Pain Management,
Scripps Clinical Medical Group

Gerald McKenna, MD
Psychiatrist and Founder of McKenna Recovery Center,
Past President, Hawaii Medical Association

Anne Dempsey, MD
Section Chief for Primary Care,
Kaua’i Medical Clinic


March 2, 2018 @ 7:00 am
March 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Kauai Marriott Resort
3610 Rice Street
Lihue, HI 96766 United States
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