Opioids for pain management: The good, the bad and the ugly
Jan 24, 2018

Dr. Jordi Perez

Dr. Perez, is Associate Professor of Anesthesia at McGill University. He is the clinical director of the MUHC Cancer Pain Clinic and associate director of the Alan Edwards Pain Management unit.

His clinical interest include assessment and management of chronic pain syndromes of cancer and non-cancer origin. His clinical expertise include interventional approaches and chronic opioid therapy for the management of chronic pain.

As a professor, Dr.Perez coordinates McGill undergraduate education in pain management and is program director of a clinical pain fellowship and the future Pain Medicine residency program.


Opioids for pain management: The good, the bad and the ugly


At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the magnitude of the current Canadian Opioid Crisis
  2. Distinguish the patterns of opioid prescription at the different Canadian provinces
  3. Extrapolate the responsibility of the different stakeholders in the Canadian Opioid Crisis
  4. Determine the available scientific evidence on the use of chronic opioid therapy for chronic pain management
  5. Present the 2017 Canadian Opioid Guidelines
  6. Appraise the pros and cons of chronic opioid therapy for chronic pain management
  7. Learn how to identify the right candidate to continue opioid therapy for chronic pain management
  8. Assess the signs and symptoms suggesting problematic opioid use
  9. Prepare an strategy to implement changes in a chronic opioid user with poor outcomes


Chronic opioid therapy, chronic pain management, opioid-related side effects, opioid misuse, opioid addiction, opiophobia, opioid documentation, opioid rotation, opioid escalation, referral to pain cl



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