The Clinical Relevance of Opioid Pharmacology [S-22-22]

Presenter: Damien Samways
Location: SUNY: Maxcy 104
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Wed 10:00 AM 03/16

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While opioids remain a frontline treatment for pain, their addiction potential remains a considerable liability to their clinical use. Last year alone there were 60,000 deaths due to fatal opioid-induced respiratory depression. In this course, participants will learn how opioids interact with nervous system to relieve pain, inhibit normal breathing, and stimulate reward pathways associated with opioid use disorder.

Special Instructions: Participants are encouraged to bring their cell phones or tablet devices.

Presenter will be using some interactive apps availabile on his website:

Cap: 30

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