Wednesday, September 21st
4:30pm-6:00pm EDT


Topical Workshop


Evidence - clinical trials - systematic review - guidelines - implementation science | Evidence, clinical trials, systematic review, guidelines and implementation science


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What Physicians Don’t Know That They Don’t Know About Opioid Prescribing

Dr. Furlan will describe a study conducted with 639 opioid prescribers in Canada that identified areas of knowledge gaps in prescribing opioids for chronic non-cancer pain. Participant scores improved significantly in all six assessment areas of the Online Opioid SAP, most notable in (i) tapering opioids safely and effectively to the lowest possible dose at 51% knowledge increase and, (ii) prevention of opioid use disorder and overdose at 41% knowledge increase from baseline pre-test.


Dr. Andrea D. Furlan

Associate Professor, Physiatrist & Senior Scientist
University of Toronto