ECHO-Chicago: Pain Management & Opioid Use Disorder in Older Adults

March 19, 2024 to May 7, 2024
Transform your skills in managing pain in older adults!

Embark on a transformative 8-week program to revolutionize your approach to geriatric pain, opioids, and opioid use disorder (OUD). Gain cutting-edge tools to efficiently and effectively manage these patients' needs. Led by interdisciplinary experts, each session features hands-on problem-solving with real-world cases and updates on electronic health records.

Covering key topics, including the Patient-Centered Clinical Decision Support model, pain and OUD demographics, and special considerations for pain management, this program aims to empower community-based primary care providers. Enhance your skills in delivering exceptional care to older adults with chronic pain and OUD through practical knowledge and a holistic approach. Don't miss this chance to redefine your practice and make a lasting impact!

Target Audience

This activity is designed for community-based primary care providers dedicated to providing the highest level of care to older adult patients with chronic pain and opioid use disorder.

Learning Objectives

After this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify shared decision-making techniques for managing pain in older adults;
  • Recognize unique considerations for managing pain in older adults, such as cognitive and functional impairments, pharmacokinetics, adverse drug events, and common types and chronicity of pain;
  • Reiterate how to treat opioid use disorder in older adults;
  • Select appropriate pharmacologic approaches to pain in older adults;
  • Summarize how to assess risk factors for opioid use disorder in older adults;
  • Describe how to assess pain in and set functional pain goals with older adults;
  • Discuss multimodal and non-pharmacologic approaches to pain management in older adults;
  • Explain how to mitigate risks to older adults when prescribing opioids.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
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Available credit: 
  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 8.00 Participation
Event starts: 
03/19/2024 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
05/07/2024 - 9:00am
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Session Date
Orientation to ECHO-Chicago Pain Management & Opioid Use Disorder in Older Adults: Pain assessment
Led by Katherine Thompson, MD; Mim Ari, MD
Special Considerations for Pain Management in Older Adults (Cognition, function, SDOH, caregivers)
Led by Katherine Thompson, MD
Behavioral Health & Pain Psychology
Led by Nancy Beckman, PhD
Pain medicine selection, titration, substitution, and tapering
Led by Katherine Thompson, MD
Non-pharmacologic pain treatments
Led by Katherine Thompson, MD
Opioid Prescribing
  Led by Mim Ari, MD
OUD Screening & Diagnosis
  Led by Mim Ari, MD
OUD Management
Led by Mim Ari, MD

The agenda is subject to change.

Online Webinar
Chicago, IL
United States
To learn more about the ECHO-Chicago curricula, visit our website.
ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact ECHO-Chicago via e-mail via at
The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.
   Mim Ari, MD
   Assistant Professor of Medicine
  Associate Professor of Medicine
Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.
Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Participant Credit
Other participants will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board. 
Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.
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