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UBMD Ortho’s Dr. Bisson to Participate in Opioid Workshop in D.C.


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Dr. Leslie Bisson, chair of UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and chair of orthopaedic surgery at the Jacobs School of…
February 1, 2019

Dr. Leslie Bisson, chair of UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and chair of orthopaedic surgery at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, will be joining clinical leaders from around the nation next week for a one-day workshop hosted by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) Committee on Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Acute Pain in Washington, D.C.

This workshop features more than a dozen speakers representing hospitals, universities and government agencies from across the U.S., and aims to spark a discussion on the guidelines for the use of opioid medications amid the national crisis of misuse and abuse of these powerful substances. The event, “Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines to Prescribing Opioids for Acute Pain,” will be held Monday, Feb. 4 at the Keck Center in Washington, D.C., but will also be streamed live online. Those unable to attend in person or online can also review archived materials that will be available following the workshop.

Bisson will be speaking as a panelist during the first of four sessions, fielding questions from members of the NASEM committee on the topic of “Medical Indications for which Opioids Prescribing Guidelines for Acute Management Should be Available.” He will also be a panelist in an afternoon session discussing “Overlapping Indications and Issues for Opioid Prescribing for Acute Pain.”

“It is an honor to be asked to contribute and help address a crisis that is so important right now in medicine and society,” said Bisson. “It is the goal of the committee to use these open discussions to inform and drive clinical practice guidelines. By compiling a list of procedures where the use of opioids should remain an important option, it is the hope that we can limit any potential further overuse, misuse or abuse of these powerful drugs.”

The workshop discussions begin at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, and run through 5 p.m. Learn more about the workshop, register, review the agenda or to find event materials after the event by visiting the NASEM website.