The lecture series will address a critical topic for end-of-life care entitled, “Pain Medicine and Palliative Care: Bridging the Gap.” This continuing education lecture series will inform medical professionals about cost-effective and efficient ways of optimizing care for patients with complicated and debilitating medical conditions. In addition, participants will learn how to integrate their expertise in interventional pain care using an interdisciplinary team approach. The series will also feature new evidence-based strategies for opioid rotation that will improve therapeutic outcomes for patients with chronic pain.
• Perry G. Fine, M.D., professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Utah’s Pain Research Center and School of Medicine. He also serves as strategic advisor for Capital Caring in Washington, D.C.;
• Michael G. Byas-Smith, M.D., medical director for the Adler Center for Caring and the Center for Pain and Palliative Care for Capital Caring in Washington, D.C.;
• Malene Smith Davis, M.B.A., M.S.N., Chief Executive Officer of Capital Caring and Founding President for Hospice Care Corporation. She also serves as a member of the WVU Alumni Association Board of Directors.
The series is hosted by Hospice Care Corporation and the WVU Health Sciences Office of Continuing Education. This event is free to the public and provides continuing education units for physicians, nurses and social workers. The event also provides an opportunity for networking among healthcare professionals from around the region. Registration and refreshments will begin at 5 p.m. with a welcome and opening remarks at 5:30 p.m.
CONTACT: Tara Scatterday, Communications Specialist, WVU School of Medicine
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