7:30 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction
Gordon Irving, M.D.

8:15 a.m.

A Case of Identity
Opioid Therapy: Pain and Addiction at the Crossroads
Steven D. Passik, Ph.D.

9 a.m.

Elementary, My Dear Watson
The Role of Buprenorphine in Chronic Pain Management
Gregory D. Rudolf, M.D.

9:45 a.m.

The Adventure of the Speckled Band
Primary-Care Risk Stratification and Management in Chronic Pain
Joseph Merrill, M.D.

10:15 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

Morning Workshops
10:30-11:15 a.m.  | 11:20 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
All attendees will have the opportunity to attend each workshop.

Opioid Therapy: Pain and Addiction
Steven D. Passik, Ph.D.

Dealing with Chronic Pain in Different Primary-Care Populations
Joseph Merrill, M.D.; Gregory D. Rudolf M.D.; and James Walsh, M.D.

12:05 p.m.

Lunch (provided)*

1 p.m.

Study in Scarlet      
Role of Interventions in Chronic Pain Management: Case-based discussion and Workshop
Moderator: Gordon Irving, M.D.
Panel: Jennifer M. Lee, M.D.; Gregory D. Rudolf, M.D.; Thomas S. Yang, M.D.; and Cong Yu, M.D.

2:15 p.m.


2:30 p.m.

The Adventure of the Dancing Men
Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Therapies for Chronic Pain Management: Case-Based Discussion and Workshop
Moderator: Gordon Irving, M.D.
Panel: Joel Konikow, M.D.; David Tauben, M.D.; and Mark Tomski, M.D.

3:45 p.m.



*There will be an opportunity to watch the suggested online supplemental learning videos in the Education and Conference Center during the lunch break.  Afternoon case discussions will utilize general pain guidelines covered in the online supplemental videos.  A link to the videos will be provided to registrants before the course.

Description & Objectives
CME Credit
Registration Fees

Online registration is now closed.
Walk-in registration will be available at the conference.

September 27, 2013
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7:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Swedish/Cherry Hill
Auditorium and Education and Conference Center
Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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