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Opioid Symposium
Friday, May 14, 2021, 8:00 AM to Saturday, May 15, 2021, 1:00 PM MDT
Category: Chapter Wide Events

The Painful Truth - Lies, Deceptions & a Hopeful Way Forward

Do you feel overwhelmed and powerless in the face of unprecedented social change? 
Join APTA Colorado and a multidisciplinary team of world class professionals for “The Painful Truth- Lies, Deceptions, and a Hopeful Way Forward.” Learn best practices in pain management and minimizing the deleterious impact of opioids on your patients and our society...and how YOU can help! Earn up to 13 hours of CEU’s in virtually in both live and pre-recorded content. 


Friday, May 14th
8:00 am - 10:00 am MT | The Problem With Pain
10:00 am - 10:30 am MT | Break
10:30 am - 12:30 pm MT | Treating the Whole Person

Saturday, May 15th
8:00 am - 10:00 am MT | Special Topics
10:00 am - 11:00 am MT | Break
11:00 am - 1:00 pm MT | Addressing the Complexity of Pain

Speakers Include...

The Problem With Pain

  • Moderator - Dr. Tim Flynn The Medicalization of Pain
  • Dr. Anna Lembke, MD BRAVO: A Collaborative Approach to Opioid Tapering
  • Dr. Justin Dunaway, PT, DPT, OCS Pain: What It Is and What We Do About It
  • Dr. Danesh Mazloomdoost, MD Opioid Hostages: Neuroplastic Changes From Chronic Use
  • Dr. Julie Fritz, PT, PhD, FAPTA Access is Everything

Treating the Whole Person

  • Moderator - Dr. Stephen Wegener, PhD Patient Engagement Skills to Improve Pain Management
  • Larry Benz, CEO The Painful Truth About Grit & Fundamental Attribution Error and the Way Forward
  • Dr. Peter O'Sullivan, PT, PhD Cognitive Functional Therapy - CBT in the Functional World
  • Dr. Paul Mintken, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT Mindfulness for Clinicians and Patients

Special Topics

  • Moderator - Dr. Jeff Hathaway, PT, DPT How PTs Can Leverage Virtual Reality With Persistent Pain Patients
  • Dr. Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD Pain Neuroscience Education: Teaching People About Pain
  • Susan Vanston, MS, PT Psychologically Informed Physical Therapy: CBT Strategies 
  • Dr. Irene Luc, PT, DPT, OCS, TPS, A-RSP Pain Neuroscience Applications for Telehealth
  • Dr. Rachel Zoffness, PhD Throwing Pills At Pain: What We're Doing Wrong and What We Can Do Now
  • Dr. Jesse Podolak, PT, DPT Opioids, Kids and Pain: Education as Vaccination

Addressing the Complexity of Pain

  • Moderator - Dr. Joe Tatta, PT, DPT, CNS How to Use Nutrition to Target Pain and Central Sensitization
  • Dr. Catherine Siengsukon, PT, PhD Sleep and Pain: What To Do?
  • Dr. Marta Ceko, PhD Harnessing Mindsets in Clinical Practice
  • Dr. Melissa Cady, D.O. The Pain Challenge: Challenging Our Own Pain Beliefs to Help Those Challenged by Pain
Learn more about the speakers here.

Registration Fee:

APTACO Members & Non-members - 

  • Regular - $259.00
Student Members & Non-members -
  • $99.00 (anytime)

*Non-member students: Please email us at [email protected] to receive a discount code to register with student pricing.

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**Registrants - Click Here to Access Course Details**