St Clare Masterclass: Prescribing opioids – the pitfalls and challenges

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13
DEC
Tuesday 13th December 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Dr Syed Qamar Abbas for a free lunchtime lecture exploring the pitfalls and challenges of prescribing opioids.

Opioids (narcotics) are used with or without non-opioids to treat moderate to severe pain. They are often a necessary part of a pain relief plan for cancer patients. Progress has occurred in the management of cancer pain, yet under-treatment persists. Additionally, new challenges are threatening these advances. These challenges are numerous and include educational deficits, time restraints, and difficulties with side-effects and tolerance. Dr Qamar Abbas will deliver this talk to address those pitfalls and challenges and suggest ideas to deal with those.

Dr Syed Qamar Abbas is the Medical Director and Consultant in Palliative Medicine at St Clare Hospice and Princess Alexandra Hospital. He also holds the titles of Senior Clinical Tutor at University of Cambridge and Associate Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford. He speaks from his experience and his involvement in palliative care for more than 21 years.

Click on this registration link to book your free place on this masterclass session, which will be delivered via Teams.

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