Guideline Resources 5
COCA Call Webinar Series
CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) has partnered with CDC’s Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) and the University of Washington to present a webinar series about the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. The series will cover when and how opioids should be initiated for chronic pain, how to assess risk and address harms of opioid use, and when and how opioids should be discontinued. Faculty and clinicians from the University of Washington will provide insight into the application of the Guideline in clinical settings.
The COCA Call series will start with four webinars on the specified dates below, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM ET. Click on the webinar title for participant information and materials, as well as the archived, on-demand recordings after each live webcast.
Live Webcast Date
June 22, 2016
July 27, 2016
August 3, 2016
Assessing Benefits and Harms of Opioid Therapy
August 17, 2016
Dosing and Titration of Opioids
Webinar Series Objectives
Additional webinars are in development that will focus on risk mitigation strategies, assessment of opioid use disorder and referral to evidence-based treatment, and effective communication with patients about opioid therapy. More details on dates and times will be provided as they become available.