Pain Control in the Surgical Patient

Pain Control in the Surgical Patient


Pain Control in the Surgical Patient

Accredited for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Noon - 1:00 p.m. EDT

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Program description:
In the last 20 years, surgical care has experienced dramatic changes, including a shift from inpatient to outpatient care, ever-growing efforts to afford minimally invasive options and a thorough examination of outcomes, including surgical site infections and length of stay. The opioid addiction epidemic has shone a light on another facet of perioperative care worthy of examination: Pain control. In this webinar, Don J. Selzer, MD, chief of the Indiana University School of Medicine Division of General Surgery, will discuss the need for change in the use of opioid analgesics in perioperative pain control.

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

  • Understand the current state of the opioid overdose epidemic.
  • Explain the methods and impact of health care policy on perioperative opioid prescribing.
  • Describe methods to reduce perioperative opioid prescribing and potential development of dependency.

Don J. Selzer, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Chief of the Division of General Surgery
IU School of Medicine

About the speaker:
Dr. Don J. Selzer, MD, MS, was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and completed his undergraduate and graduate medical education at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He completed his training in general surgery at Indiana University in 2002 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, he returned to Indiana and joined the faculty at the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM). His clinical focus has included advanced minimally invasive techniques, including bariatric and foregut surgery and complex incisional hernia repair.

His leadership roles at IUSM have included director of the Section of Minimally Invasive, Bariatric and General Surgery and medical director of the Department of Surgery Skills Lab. He was appointed the chief of the Division of General Surgery in 2016. He also held leadership roles at IU Health, including co-chief of surgery at IU Health University Hospital and president of the IU Health North Hospital medical staff.

Over the past 10 years, Dr. Selzer developed a strong interest in health policy 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 chair of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Legislative Committee. In the latter role, he generated a strong interest in the impact of the opioid epidemic on the United States and the role surgeons play in its turnaround. He published in the American College of Surgeons Bulletin on the impact of the opioid epidemic and led the team of surgeons who crafted the ACS Statement on the Opioid Epidemic.

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.

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8/12/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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