APhA Pain Institute: Pharmacists on the Frontlines of the Opioid Epidemic

APhA Pain Institute: Pharmacists on the Frontlines of the Opioid Epidemic

Friday, March 24, 2017 • 7:30 am–5:30 pm • Moscone Convention Center • San Francisco, CA

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Nearly every day we hear of yet another city affected by the opioid epidemic. In pharmacy, it’s evolved into a significant issue: How do we prevent opioid misuse, abuse, and overdose while still managing chronic pain in patients?

The American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting and Exposition presents the perfect opportunity to focus on this very question. Join us at the new Pain Institute for interactive sessions and exciting debates covering the latest information and strategies for pharmacists.

Pain Institute is not your typical classroom lecture series. This full day of engaging, original content from the profession’s leading experts prepares you to:

  • Recognize the psychology behind pain medication abuse
  • Identify patients who misuse opioids and those with addiction
  • Manage both addiction and chronic pain

To prepare for this challenging learning experience, APhA has developed 3.5 CPE hours of foundational knowledge of home study prep followed by 8.5 CPE hours of dynamic learning on site at APhA2017.  

Don’t miss your chance to stay in front of this complex issue—because if you work in pharmacy, you work in pain management and need to be prepared with effective strategies for your practice. 

Home-study sessions include:

  • Naloxone: An Opportunity for Another Chance
  • CDC’s New Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Chronic Pain in Primary Care
  • Opioid Medications: Dosages, Adverse Events, and Patient Education
  • Non-Opioid Pain Medications: Dosage, Side Effects, and More

Live sessions include:

Registration Information

  • The registration fee for the APhA Pain Institute is $349 for APhA members and $399 for nonmembers. Pre-registration is required.   
  • Register for APhA2017 and save $100 on registration fees for the APhA Pain Institute.  (APhA2017 registration must be completed first. When registering for the APhA Pain Institute, enter promo code PAIN2017 during check-out.)
  • APhA2017 registration is NOT required to attend.
  • You may cancel your registration without penalty any time prior to the start of the event.
  • After the activity, you will need your pharmacist.com username and password to complete the online evaluation form to claim CPE credit. 


See individual sessions for faculty disclosures.

APhA’s editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, visit the APhA website at www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures.

Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, PharmD, BCACP, Associate Director of Content Development, at the American Pharmacists Association. 

Accreditation Information

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). The following program is approved for 12.0 contact hours of CPE credit (1.2 CEUs).   

To obtain CPE credit for any of this program’s sessions, participants must pre-register online, participate in the session, and complete the online assessment and evaluation form. An attendance code and further instructions will be provided during each session. In order to complete the online activity evaluation form, participants will need to have a valid pharmacist.com user name and password. Credit is awarded upon successful completion of the online assessment and evaluation form. Please visit CPE monitor for your transcript. 

The deadline to claim credit for attending the live program is Monday, April 24, 2017.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists

ACPE Activity Type

  • Activity type: Application-based
  • Learning Level:  2


“APhA Pain Institute: Pharmacists on the Frontlines of the Opioid Epidemic” is a live/virtual continuing education activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association.