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Collaborative Care Symposium 2017

Emerging Practices on Collaborative Care Management of Chronic Pain: Equipping Primary Care and the Community to Manage an Epidemic

About the Symposium:

Goal: On June 14, 2017, an in depth conversation with thought leaders in chronic pain and collaborative care from experienced “on the ground” practitioners, academicians, and community leaders and policy makers will occur at this invitation only all-day symposium. The symposium will focus on evidence and emerging best practice approaches to support primary care providers in three main areas of pain management. Prevention of transition to chronic pain, treatment of chronic pain, and addressing complications (addiction).

Why Important: Washington State has led the nation on curbing the opioid prescribing epidemic and is now focusing on innovations to address chronic pain at a population level. Chronic pain is debilitating for patients and overwhelming the current health system. Aligning efforts across the spectrum of chronic pain – from prevention to management, including addiction in the context of chronic pain – requires systems-based approaches grounded in evidence-based care coordination. Evidence indicates that appropriately resourced primary care achieves the best outcomes at the best value.

Takeaway: Common framework for community action on the prevention and adequate treatment of chronic pain, including addiction in the context of chronic pain.

Conference materials are listed in order of appearance.

  • Integrated Outpatient Care
    Stuart Freed, MD - Slides
  • MacColl Principles: Building Effective Collaborative Teams in Health Systems -
    Michael L. Parchman, MD, MPH - Slides
  • The AIMS Center: The Evidence Basis for Collaborative Care -
    Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA - Slides
  • Evidence-based Interventions: Improving Patient Selfefficacy -
    Dawn Ehde, PhD- Slides
  • Preventing Chronic Pain and Long Term Disability Through Early Stepped Care Management: Centers for Occupational Health and Education -
    Tom Wickizer, PhD, MPH - Slides
  • Improving Community-Based Care for Chronic Pain: Antidote to the Opioid
    Epidemic -

    Erin E. Krebs, MD, MPH - Slides
  • Delivering Integrated Pain Care to Veterans -
    Steven Dobscha, MD - Slides
  • The PPACT Study: Delivering Collaborative Care for Pain in Primary Care -
    Lynn DeBar, PhD - Slides
  • Healthy Worker 2020: A Collaborative Care Plan for Injured Workers -
    Kari Stephens, PhD - Slides
  • Chronic Opioid Use and Opioid Use Disorder -
    Charissa Fotinos, MD, MSc - Slides
  • Vermont's Response to Opiate Crisis -
    Harry Chen - Slides


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