Chronic Pain Management

Some 100 million adults in the United States experience chronic pain that exerts a profoundly negative impact on virtually every domain of life. Although opioid analgesics can effectively address chronic pain symptoms, they are associated with risk for dependence, addiction, abuse, and diversion.

This 2-stage curriculum is intended to help clinicians meet the challenge of balancing opioid efficacy with safety when treating patients with chronic pain. For maximum educational impact, we urge you to participate in both activities.

Activity 1: Faculty members Jeffrey A. Gudin, MD, Charles E. Argoff, MD, and Steven P. Stanos, Jr, DO, share their expertise in an evidence-based roundtable moderated by broadcast journalist Deborah Norville.

Activity 2: The faculty respond to learner questions with practical guidance on safe management of chronic pain with opioid analgesia.


Faculty Chair
Jeffrey A. Gudin, MD

Director, Pain Management and
  Palliative Care
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Englewood, NJ
Clinical Instructor in Anesthesiology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Charles E. Argoff, MD
Professor of Neurology
Albany Medical College
Director, Comprehensive Pain Center
Albany Medical Center
Albany, NY

Steven P. Stanos, Jr, DO
Medical Director of Swedish Pain Services
Medical Director of Occupational
  Medicine Services
Swedish Health System
Seattle, WA

Provided by

These activities are supported by
an educational grant from
Teva Pharmaceuticals