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Navigating the Challenges in an Era of Opioid Deprescribing: Behavioral Strategies for Patient Engagement and Success

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  • Beth D. Darnall, PhD

    Beth Darnall, PhD is Clinical Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine. She is a pain scientist and principal investigator for NIH and PCORI-funded clinical trials that broadly investigate the benefit of behavioral medicine and self-management strategies to manage pain and reduce opioid use. Her doctoral degree is in clinical psychology. She has developed behavioral pain medicine treatments for people to use while in the hospital and after surgery, and also for people living with chronic pain. Her interest in improving access to pain care led her to develop treatments that are brief, low-cost, portable, and online (digital behavioral pain medicine). She leads national research on patient-centered prescription opioid tapering, and has authored three books for patients and clinicians on reducing prescription opioid use and behavioral pain management. This year she and her work have been featured in Scientific American, the Washington Post, BBC Radio, and JAMA Internal Medicine. She spoke at the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on the psychology of pain relief.

  • Aram Mardian, MD

    Aram Mardian, M.D. is clinical associate professor of Family, Community, and Preventive Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, is a board certified family physician, and holds additional certifications in pain medicine and medical acupuncture. He is the founding Chief of the Chronic Pain Wellness Center at the Phoenix VA Health Care System, which has developed into a model for interprofessional whole person care for patients with pain and opioid use disorder. Dr. Mardian was a contributor for the Arizona Opioid Prescribing Guidelines published in 2014 and 2018 and a workgroup member for the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline “Management of Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain” published in February 2017. He serves as Co-Chair for the Health Care Advisory Team for the Arizona Prescription Drug Misuse & Abuse Initiative and Co-Chair for the Arizona Pain and Addiction Curriculum Workgroup.

July 12, 2019
Fri 2:00 PM CDT

Duration 1H 0M

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