Opioid Use in Palliative Care

Opioid Use in Palliative Care


Opioid Use in Palliative Care

Accredited for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Thursday, Feb. 11 2021

Noon - 1:00 p.m. EST

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Nonmembers: $75

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Program description:

Opioid therapy is the cornerstone of severe chronic pain management in the field of palliative care medicine. In this webinar, IU Health Hospice System Medical Director Timothy J. Broach, MD, will review the most commonly used opioids in palliative care, the unique characteristics of various opioids, management of common side effects, and other practical considerations.


At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Define palliative care and explain the similarities and differences between opioid use in palliative care and in other specialties.
  • Appreciate the ethics of the use of opioids in palliative care.
  • Identify the pertinent state and federal regulations that apply to opioid prescribing in palliative care.
  • Determine how to approach suspected diversion or abuse of opioids in palliative care practice.


Timothy J. Broach, MD
IU Health Hospice System Medical Director
IU Health Physicians Palliative Care
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, IU School of Medicine

About the speaker:

Dr. Tim Broach is the medical director for IU Health’s hospice and home-based palliative care programs. He also practices inpatient palliative care at the IU Health academic medical center. A graduate of the IU School of Medicine (IUSM), he completed his internal medicine residency at IUSM, as well. After a decade as a hospitalist, he transitioned into hospice and palliative care, earning his hospice medical director certification in 2017. He is also a certified Vital Talk faculty member. He is passionate about improving provider-patient communication and delivering effective and ethical end-of-life care.

CME information

Designation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) designates this live webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTMPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure: In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, educational programs sponsored by the ISMA must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. Prior to the activity, all faculty, authors, editors and planning committee members participating in an ISMA-sponsored activity are required to disclose to attendees any relevant financial relationships with an “ineligible company” whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. None of the members of the CME Planning Committee or our speaker have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Note: While offering the CME credit hours listed in these pages, these activities are not intended to provide extensive training in a field.

Supported by an Educational Grant from:

If you have questions, contact ISMA Continuing Medical Education staff at 800-257-4762 or seminars@ismanet.org.



Once registered, you will receive an immediate “Registration Confirmation” email containing dial in and web access information.

2/11/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Live Webinar