Safe Opioid Prescribing and Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Management

Online Registration ends at midnight, Wednesday, October 16th.


Download the FLYER if you want (all of the same information is below).

This activity has been approved by The NM Medical Board* to meet 5 hours of pain management education requirements.

*Also approved by New Mexico Boards of: Dental Health, Midwifery, Nursing, Optometry, Osteopathic Medical Examiners, Pharmacy, Podiatry.

PMANM Members and student attendance is free, and $50 for all others.
Continental breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 9AM to 3PM

Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education
University of New Mexico
North Wing (Rm 3740)
Albuquerque, NM


This program is being offered for medical providers who prescribe opioids and interested medical practice staff and includes:

• An overview of evidence-based best practices in the management of chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) and opioid prescribing
• Use of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
• An algorithm-based approach to treating and managing CNCP
• Tools to help identify appropriate non-opioid therapies
• Resources for use when inheriting patients on opioid therapy
• Resources for patient education
• An overview of best practices in the use of electronic health records to manage chronic pain and patients on opioids
• Opportunities to dialogue with experts and other providers

Pending Accreditation Statement:
“This activity has been approved for FIVE (5) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.”

*Also approved by New Mexico Boards of: Dental Health, Midwifery, Nursing, Optometry, Osteopathic Medical Examiners, Pharmacy, Podiatry.

Featured Experts:

Robert Rhyne, MD, is a professor and vice chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and sees patients at UNM Family Health’s NE Heights Clinic. He is principle investigator for the HERO TRaILs (Health Extension Rural Office – Translating Research Into Localities) project.

Ernest Dole, PharmD, FASHP, manages ambulatory care patients with chronic pain and participates on an inpatient pain
service at UNM Hospital. He has served as a section chair of the American Society of Health-System
Pharmacists and president of the New Mexico Society of HealthSystem Pharmacists.

Danelle Callan, MA, is the project manager for the HERO TRaILs program and works with the UNM Department of Family and Community Medicine on pain management and safe opioid prescribing. She is among the key personnel who developed the HERO TRaILs curriculum and toolkit.

Sponsored by the Psychiatric Medical Association of NM (PMANM), a District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) with funding from the New Mexico Department of Health.

(Contact PsychiatricNM@pmanm.org for questions.)