Monday, April 30

7:00 am - 9:00 am

116 Peri-operative Pain Management - is Narcotic Free America Possible?

Fee: $100
Advanced Practice Provider Fee: $100
Candidate and Medical Student Fee: $65

Moderator(s): Michael Y. Wang, MD, FAANS

Panelist(s): Christoph Paul Hofstetter, MD, PhD, FAANS; Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD, FAANS; Julie G. Pilitsis, MD, PhD, FAANS; Jennifer A. Sweet, MD

The national opiate crisis had led to new initiatives in reducing pain and narcotic consumption after spinal surgery. This challenging realm requires a different approach to patient care. In this Breakfast Seminar attendees will hear varying perspectives from surgeons who have successfully reduced pain through various methods, including modifications of surgical technique, regional analgesia, prehab, use of non-narcotic pharmaceuticals and patient counseling.

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to: