FDA Public Workshop: Training Health Care Providers on Pain Management and Safe Use of Opioid Analgesics – Exploring the Path Forward
May 9 and 10, 2017
As part of the ongoing work by the Federal Government to address the epidemic of prescription and illicit opioid abuse, the FDA is announcing a public workshop to be held on May 9 and 10, 2017 to obtain input on issues and challenges associated with Federal efforts to support training on pain management and the safe prescribing, dispensing, and patient use of opioids for health care providers.
Through the use of interactive panels, the goal of the workshop is to discuss the role that health care provider training plays, within the broader context of ongoing activities, to improve pain management and the safe use of opioids; how best to provide appropriate training in pain management and the safe use of opioids; and what the issues and challenges associated with possible changes to Federal efforts to educate health care providers on pain management and the safe use of opioids are. Panels will include participants from Government, States, Health Systems, Professional Associations and Patient and Consumer Groups. APS will be represented by Immediate Past President Greg Terman MD PhD.
All are encouraged to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal through July 10, 2017. Comments submitted electronically, including attachments, will be posted to the docket unchanged, including your name, contact information, or other information that identifies you in the body of your comments.
Persons interested in attending this public workshop must register online before May 1, 2017.