Call for Abstracts

Opioid and Integrative Pain Management Education Program

As an independent 501(c)3 organization, Synergy is continually working to offer you the most relevant non-biased CME possible, on topics that we recognize as being underserved in the medical community. In response to the overwhelming opioid epidemic plaguing our society, Synergy will be offering a new program: Opioid and Integrative Pain Management Education. The goal of our program is to provide an educational resource focusing on the underlying issues surrounding narcotic use, including chronic pain and mental illness.

Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die from opioid overdose.  The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total "economic burden" of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement. 

Continuant with our philosophy that “our combined intelligence has the highest IQ”, Synergy is now launching a call for abstracts for all related presentations in either webinar or conference lecture format. To be considered, submissions must:

  • Address either acute and/or chronic pain management and substance use disorders (including prevention, screening, intervention, treatment alternatives, long-term recovery).

  • Include a structured cover sheet detailing the title, abstract, and learning objectives of the presentation.

  • A detailed biography and curriculum vitae of the submitting health care professional.

  • Be noncommercial and non-proprietary in nature, excluding the promotion of any exclusive services, companies and products.

All submissions and inquires may be sent to Dr. Audra Mehan at audra.mehan@synergycmegroup.com.

For more information regarding the Opioid and Integrative Pain Management Education Program or Synergy CME Resource Group, please visit www.synergycmegroup.com.

 

[1] https://campaign.ucsf.edu/stories/addressing-opioid-crisis-integrative-medicine-techniques.

[2] CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality. CDC Wonder, Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC; 2017. https://wonder.cdc.gov.

[3] Florence CS, Zhou C, Luo F, Xu L. The Economic Burden of Prescription Opioid Overdose, Abuse, and Dependence in the United States, 2013. Med Care. 2016;54(10):901-906. doi:10.1097/MLR.0000000000000625.

Special thanks to the

Frank L. Weyenberg Charitable Trust

for their support in the development of this program.

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

Contact us at info@synergycmegroup.com.

A New Perspective on Continuing Medical Education

Synergy CME Resource Group, Inc. offers two operative functions in the field of medical education. First, we offer our own select conferences and learning opportunities on select topics that we recognize as being under-served or underdeveloped within the medical community. While each program is unique, there is a continued emphasis on integrative medicine and how it can be applied in practice, research, and further medical education.

The second function of Synergy is to assist outside organizations and individuals in the development and execution of their own integrative programs. In this capacity, Synergy offers creative support with regards to curriculum and program content and may serve as the event coordinator both on and off-site if necessary.

The ultimate goal of Synergy is to offer a comprehensive online library of integrative continuing medical education (CME) material, as well as a minimum of 4-6 live conferences per year. Each conference should feature a topic that is either currently overlooked in the medical profession, or one that clearly demonstrates the value of integrative medicine.

Our combined intelligence has the highest IQ

Synergy’s educational programs encourage inter-professional discussion, inspiring awareness and cooperation within the medical community.

 

Each one of our conference programs is designed to reflect the strength of integrative medicine, demonstrating the value of various perspectives as they relate to one particular topic.

 

Our past speaker line-ups have represented a variety of medical fields such as naturopathy, osteopathy, nursing, research, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, nutrition, massage therapy, mental health, chiropractic, pharmacy, dentistry, genetics, mind-body awareness, biofeedback and allopathic medicine.

 

In 2019, we are looking forward to including veterinary medicine, physical therapy, surgical procedures, and environmental science and medicine.

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