Not just a prescription pad: A multimodal approach to chronic non-cancer pain management

Event Details

About the Event

WorkSafeBC is hosting accredited events throughout B.C. Registration required: You can find more information about the event, and to register at or call 1.877.231.8765.

The learning objectives of this session are designed to help you:

  • Incorporate the College’s Standards for the safe
    prescribing of opioids into clinical practice
  • Apply key principles for tapering of opioids and
    initiating substitution and exit strategies
  • List risks and benefits of non-opioid treatment
    modalities for chronic non-cancer pain and gain
    confidence in recommending them
  • Identify community and regional resources and
    supports, including WorkSafeBC programs
  • Develop confidence in engaging patients in
    the difficult conversations related to tapering
    opioids, exiting opioids, and/or refusing to
    prescribe opioids
  • Screen and identify coexisting substance use
    disorder, mood disorder, and sleep disturbances

Speakers: Dr. Peter Rothfels and Dr. Launette Rieb