Yale Program in Addiction Medicine – Pain Opioids, and Worker Wellness

The Yale Program in Addiction Medicine is pleased to announce a free, live, in-person continuing medical education training for Connecticut-based clinicians, entitled Pain, Opioids, and Worker Wellness

When: Tuesday, June 7th, 2022, 8:00am-12:30pm 
Please arrive early for sign-in from 7:30am-7:50am. Opening remarks will begin promptly at 8:00am.

Where: West Campus Conference Center, 100 West Campus Drive, Orange, CT, 06477
Enter through the lobby. Event staff will help you sign in and will direct you to the event space, bathrooms, refreshments, and other amenities.

Attendees will be eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Catered breakfast and refreshments will be provided.



Who should attend this training?
This training is designed for Connecticut-based prescribing clinicians who care for injured workers navigating the return-to-work process and who may provide care for acute or chronic pain. Attendees will participate collaboratively in didactic and interactive learning.

What will be covered?
By the end of this activity, participants will:

  1. Define the phases of return-to-work, apply processes for evaluating work ability, and identify the role of the clinician in facilitating return to work.
  2. Practice taking a focused pain history, apply a patient-centered approach to assessing your patient’s goals for pain management, and evaluate risks and benefits of prescribing opioids for acute pain.
  3. Practice taking an expanded pain history using a biopsychosocial framework and apply non-pharmacologic, pharmacologic and combined treatment options for chronic pain.
  4. Compare and contrast signs and symptoms of opioid withdrawal and opioid use disorder and develop a patient-centered treatment plan taking into account medication-based treatment options and best practices for optimizing patient safety and reducing harm.

‚ÄčThis training is made possible by an unrestricted educational gift from The Hartford.