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WSVMA’s VetMed Matters Conference to focus on opioids

  |   Continuing Education

The WSVMA VetMed Matters Conference taking place on Saturday, March 16 in Renton, WA will focus on the opioid epidemic, its effects on veterinary medicine, and the use of opioids to treat pain in animals. Speakers include experts from King County Opioid Task Force, the Drug Enforcement Agency and the WA Prescription Monitoring Program. In addition, Dr. Tammy Grubb, veterinary anesthesiologist from WSU, will present Why Are We Opioid-Depending for Patient Analgesia? Why Other Options Might Be Better.  Dr. Lisa Parshley, veterinary oncologist from Olympia, will present Chronic pain: what are the recommendations? Efforts are also underway to invite a physician to share parallels between human and veterinary medicine.

The Conference promises to be enlightening given the experts gathered for the program. Six CE credit hours will be awarded. This is also the venue where the Board of Directors will update the membership on activities of the association. Registration is open. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to learn more about opioids and the opioid crisis.

 

Posted February 22, 2019