The epidemic of overdose deaths has given rise to the concept of opioid stewardship: appropriately managing patients' pain while preventing new cases of addiction. But what does stewardship mean in the context of a hospital or health system? Given the infancy of stewardship programs, we need to better identify and spread best practices.

Learn more about responsible prescribing and effective pain management at the Johns Hopkins Pain Symposium on Monday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Chevy Chase Auditorium on the East Baltimore campus. Presented by the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, this conference will feature expert speakers in pain management, patient safety, public health, drug policy and government, who will discuss how hospitals and health systems can help tame the larger opioid crisis.

Why Attend

  • Hear keynote addresses by Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, chair of the state's Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force, and patient safety expert Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins
  • Obtain practical guidance from clinical experts working on the front lines of pain management and opioid stewardship
  • Understand the impact of recent regulatory changes that affect opioid prescribing
  • Brainstorm solutions to common challenges and share experiences with other participants

Registration is free for Johns Hopkins Medicine employees, but space is limited. If you can’t attend in person, you can register to live-stream the event. Please note that upon registration, you will be asked to provide an Internal Order number or Cost Center number. This fund will only be charged a fee if registration is canceled after Sept. 11.

Learn more or register today. If you have questions, email armstronginstitute@jhmi.edu.

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