Getting Patients Back to Their Lives in the Opioid Epidemic Era Sat, Sep 21 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Optimal opioid prescribing by plastic surgeons and effective, individualized opioid use by plastic surgery patients is an area of rapid evolution. Physicians may seek to increase their awareness of the true impact of plastic surgery opioid use as well as the current state of knowledge related to potential best practices in this area. Panelists will frame the current opioid prescribing environment, discuss best practices related specifically to plastic surgery based on personal experience and the literature, and share tips and tricks for “right sizing” opioid prescriptions.

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the current opioid prescribing environment;
  2. Assess best practices for opioid prescribing in plastic surgery;
  3. Employ best practices for opioid prescribing in plastic surgery.

Program Subject to Change.

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.