Evolving Pain Control in the Surgical Patient

Evolving Pain Control in the Surgical Patient

Evolving Pain Control in the Surgical Patient

Accredited for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Thursday, July 13, 2023
Noon - 1 p.m. ET


The 2023 Live Opioid CME Series is FREE for members and nonmembers,
thanks to support by a State Opioid Response Grant from:

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
Division of Mental Health and Addiction

Registration Required.

Program description:

While opioids can be an important part of pain management after surgery, limiting their use, including lowering dosages, is important since they can cause major side effects, lead to addiction, and cause potentially deadly overdoses. In this live webinar, Don Selzer, MD, Willis D. Gatch Professor of Surgery and chief of the Division of General Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine, will discuss overall pain control in surgical patients and how it is evolving. 


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

  • Interpret the status of the opioid epidemic.
  • Describe the opioid dependence connection with surgery.
  • Explain regulatory and health policy changes.
  • Discuss discipline consensus on opioid prescribing.
  • Explain the adoption of a multi-modal pain regimen.
  • Describe the care of opioid-tolerant patients.


Don Selzer, MD

Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of General Surgery

Indiana University School of Medicine


About our speaker:


Dr. Selzer earned his bachelor’s degree and MD from the University of Wisconsin. He completed his postgraduate training in general surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine, followed by a one-year fellowship in bariatric and advanced minimally invasive surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.

In 2003, Dr. Selzer returned to IU as the first faculty member with postgraduate training in minimally invasive surgery in the department of surgery. His clinical interests include bariatric and foregut surgery and complex incisional hernia repair and research has focused areas examining optimal patient selection for bariatric surgery and new technologies in incisional hernia repair.

Early in his career, Dr. Selzer developed an interest in health policy and advocacy and has held the roles of chair of the Advocacy and Health Policy Committee for the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the chair of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Legislative Committee. He has established a national reputation in advocating for change in surgical practice in the United States.

Dr. Selzer currently serves as the Willis D. Gatch Professor of Surgery, Program Director of the Fellowship for Advanced Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgery, Chief of the Division of General Surgery and Associate Chair of the Department of Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine.

CME information


Designation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) designates this live webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians 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 Policy: In accordance with The 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 financial relationships with an “ineligible company” whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.


Disclosure Statement:  No member of the CME Planning Committee has any relevant financial relationships with an ineligible company to disclose.  Our speaker, Dr. Selzer, has disclosed he is a consultant for Cook Biotech and Becton Dickinson.  Please note that all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated. 

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


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 13, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. ET




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7/13/2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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