An agenda for "Pain in Older Adults and the End-of-Life: Opening Pandora's Box" is provided below for the convenience of seminar attendees.

The Board of Pharmacy has approved this event for 3.25 hours of CE credit. Attendees can download this printable agenda‌ for the event.

TimeActivity
8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration and Check-in
8:30-9:15 a.m. Opioid Use and Medication Safety in Older Adults: Setting the Stage
Nicole Brandt, PharmD, MBA
Linda Simoni-Wastila, PhD
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Objectives:
  • Increase participants awareness to the safety of opioids in older adults.
  • Describe local and national initiatives to increase awareness to this public health concern.
Downloadable Materials:
9:15-9:45 a.m. Strategies in Establishing Patient-Centered Pain Management Goals
Danielle Doberman, MD, MPH
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Objective:
  • Determine strategies for developing appropriate pain management goals in older and end-of-life adults.
Downloadable Materials:
9:45-10:15 a.m. Pain Careplans and Monitoring: Role of the Interprofessional Team
Barbara Resnick, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Objective:
  • Delineate methods of identifying and monitoring pain in older adults and patients near the end-of-life.
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10:15-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-11:00 a.m. Mitigating Risks While Optimizing the Benefits of Pharmacologic Agents to Manage Pain
Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, MDE, BCPS, CPE
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Objective:
  • Propose non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic avenues for optimizing pain management in older adults and patients near the end-of-life.
Downloadable Materials:
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Town Hall Moderated Discussion with Presenters

Objectives:
  • Diminish the risk of creating a medication misadventure while mitigating pain pharmacologically.
  • Illustrate the importance of collaboration among the interprofessional team to address pain management.
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Additional Resources:

Links to additional resources that seminar attendees might find valuable are provided below.

ACPE The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Successful completion of this activity requires participants' signature on a signature sheet, participation in the entire activity, and completion of an online activity evaluation survey. Statements of credit will be posted to participants' CPE Monitor profile within three weeks of successful completion of this activity.