Tuesday, May 1

7:00 am - 9:00 am

219 The Use of Opioids in Neurosurgical Practice: How to be Safe, Effective and Compliant with New Prescribing Laws

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

Moderator(s): Christopher J. Winfree, MD, FAANS

Panelist(s): Francis Michael Ferrante, MD; Jakun Willard Ing, MD (); Joshua M. Rosenow, MD, FAANS; Jason M. Schwalb, MD, FAANS

This course provides an update for any neurosurgeon, resident, fellow, nurse practitioner (NP) or physician assistant (PA) who utilizes opioids in neurosurgical practice. It includes information on the pharmacology and clinical evidence supporting opioids and related medications in neurosurgery patients, how to provide these medications safely to neurosurgical patients, even in those who are chronic opioid users and how new health care legislation affects the use of opioids in neurosurgical practice.

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