Pre-Conference Agenda

Track Choices:

Track 1: Motivational Interviewing: A Foundation for Helping Patients with Substance Use Problems
Roy M. Stein, MD

Track 2: ABCs of Pain Management for the Specialist and Non-specialist Alike
Steve Prakken, MD, James W. Finch, MD, Keisha-Gaye O’Garo, PhD, and Ezra Riber, MD



10:00-10:30am Registration

10:30-12:30pm Morning Session

Track 1:

  • Introductions: what do you hope to gain from today’s session
  • Core concepts of motivational interviewing
  • Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT)
  • Skills practice: MI basics

Track 2:

  • Basics of neurophysiology
  • Pain overview
  • Addiction overview
  • Approach to pain assessment with attention to psych/personality/addiction Factors
  • Initiating treatment with attention to risk assessment

12:30-1:00pm Lunch

1:00-2:45pm Afternoon Session

Track 1:

  • Change talk and sustain talk: DARN-CAT
  • Pharmacotherapy for relapse prevention
  • Skills practice

Track 2:

  • Multi-modal treatment options
  • Role of opioids as well as adjuncts
  • Deciding on initial treatment
  • Meds (short and long term)
  • Referrals
  • Procedures

2:45-3:00pm Break
3:00-5:00pm Afternoon Session

Track 1:

  • Elicit-Provide-Elicit model for exchanging information
  • Skills practice
  • Discussion and wrap-up: how will you apply today’s experiences?

Track 2:

  • CBT for Pain: engagement in self-management
  • Monitoring and adapting: getting curious vs gotcha