19ME030 - 10th Annual Coping with Cancer: Cancer Pain Management During the Opioid Epidemic

Oct 27, 2018 Closed Medicine

19ME030 - 10th Annual Coping with Cancer: Cancer Pain Management During the Opioid Epidemic


In an effort to be sensitive to those dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is waiving the registration fee. If your plans change and you can no longer attend, please let us know.

North Carolina faces a drug overdose problem that has strained police departments, hospitals and communities. More than 12,000 North Carolinians died from opioid-related overdoses from 1999-2016, and the numbers are rising. Since 2012, emergency visits across the state have increased nearly 75% according to data from the NC Hospital Association. This epidemic and the unintended consequences of efforts to control this outbreak are leading to significant barriers to effective pain control for our oncology patients. Our conference will bring together national experts to discuss the current crisis and how cancer pain can be managed through the skillful application of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic intervention.

Please note: This conference is being held at the Carolina Inn located in Chapel Hill, NC.

By registering for this conference, you are granting permission for your contact information to be shared with UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, which is a joint provider of this continuing education activity.

Target Audience

This continuing education course is designed for physicians, nurses and healthcare professionals in family medicine, internal medicine, cardiology, oncology, pulmonary, geriatrics, palliative care, psychology, pharmacy, social work, pastoral care and hospice. We also welcome fellows, pre-med and nursing students.


Upon completion of this knowledge-based continuing education activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the pain management needs and treatment options of oncology patients throughout the cancer continuum
  • Identify non-pharmacologic interventions that may be incorporated into cancer pain management
  • Evaluate screening tools to identify oncology patients who may be at risk for substance abuse
  • Summarize safe and legal pharmacologic approaches for opioid use in cancer pain management


  • Gary Asher, MD, MPH
  • Carly Bailey, MA, ACSM-CEP
  • Marie Alisa Garlock, PHD Candidate
  • Maryam Jowza, MD
  • Meredith Keisler, PharmD, CPP
  • Kyle N. Lavin, MD, MPH
  • Judith Paice, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Donald Rosenstein, MD
  • Nidhi Sachdeva, MPH
  • Thomas C. Shea, MD


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