Pain Management: Challenges and Opportunities Faced in the Clinical Setting
Joyce McSwan & Dr Khaldoon Alsaee
Accreditation No: G2019069A2
This activity has been accredited for 2 Group 1 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 4 Group 2 CPD credits upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.
This will be an interactive workshop that will address the challenges and opportunities that are faced in the clinical setting. The workshop will address the safety and efficacy of opioid management relevant to community pharmacy looking at the many areas of opioid interactions, ranging from acute management, beyond hospital discharge and chronic management. There will be the opportunity to explore the risks associated with undertreatment, and the pervasiveness of opioid use and related dose-dependent risks and a fascinating look at how placebo is used in pain management and its application in clinical practice. The presentation will also discuss pain management in those suffering psychiatric disorders and the combination of psychotropics and analgesics. The workshop will include a case study for practical application of principles that will be addressed by the expert speakers. There will be opportunities for questions and networking with peers, so that current evidence-based science can be optimised in everyday practice.
Joyce is a multi-award winning clinical pharmacist with a special interest in treating persistent pain. Currently she is the Clinical Program Director of the Gold Coast Primary Health Network, Persistent Pain Program, Australia’s first federally funded primary health multidisciplinary pain program she she founded in 2013. Joyce is a member of the International Association of the Study of Pain and her expertise lies in innovating clinical pathways within public and private primary health sectors. She is also the Founder and Managing Director of the PainWISE Pharmacy Professional Services program, Australia’s first multidisciplinary clinical pain program for the pharmacy industry. Her work focuses on translating clinical evidence to everyday practice and optimise care for those living with non-communicable diseases. painwise.com.au
Dr Khaldoon Alsaee
Dr Khaldoon (Khal) Alsaee practices in both Psychiatry and Pain Medicine in both outpatient and inpatient settings at Buderim Private Hospital's Cooinda Mental Health Service. Dr Khaldoon completed his medical degree at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland and moved shortly after to Australia to complete training in Psychiatry through the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. He sub-specialises in addiction psychiatry. Dr Khaldoon has also completed training in pain medicine through the Faculty of Pain Medicine - Australia & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.