Testimonies from the Trenches Series - Safer Pain Management Practices for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder

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Safer Pain Management Practices for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder
This is a 15 minute didactic presentation followed by a collaborative discussion. The presentation is planned to address how to manage painful conditions in patients on medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD).

This webinar is free to AOAAM members.
Non-members at $35. Consider membership!

Learning objectives:

  1. Describe the neurobiology in the development of addiction
  2. Recognize unhealthy substance use patterns and distinguish between substance misuse and substance use disorder
  3. Analyze risk factors influencing pain management and the development of a substance use disorder
  4. Develop safer opioid prescribing for patients with opioid use disorder and to decrease risk for development of an opioid use disorder
  5. Understand how to use MOUD in treatment of painful conditions


  • This activity is designed to improve patient outcomes by increasing learner's knowledge of managing pain for patients on MOUD as well as decreasing the risk for the development of OUD.

CME: This webinar series has been approved for a maximum 4, AOA Category 1-A CME credits, and AOA designates this for a maximum of 4, AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of the extent of their participation.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and AOAAM. The AOA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Elise Wessol, DO

Carle Addiction Recovery Center

Elise Wessol, DO, is a fellowship trained, board-certified addiction medicine physician practicing at Carle Addiction Recovery Center in Champaign, Illinois. She is board certified in family medicine and completed a family medicine residency at Carle Foundation Hospital in Champaign after completing medical school at AT Still University. She served as a Volunteer In Service To America (VISTA) at a healthcare for the homeless clinic in Casper, Wyoming through AmeriCorps. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison addiction medicine fellowship program. She now works in outpatient, inpatient, and mobile health care settings providing treatment for people with substance use disorders. She serves as a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. She is an ISAM board member and chairs the education committee. She is dedicated to providing education for clinicians, residents, and medical students in an effort to banish stigma, inform policy, and promote evidence-based treatment for people who suffer from the disease of addiction.

Jon Lepley, DO (Moderator)

AOAAM President Elect

Jon Lepley, DO received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and he completed his Family Medicine residency training at Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center. He is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Addiction Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and he is recognized as a Certified Correctional Health Professional by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. He has been conferred Fellow status by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Dr. Lepley spent many formative years of practice providing healthcare within the Philadelphia Department of Prisons, wherein he pioneered a program which provides Medication Assisted Treatment to individuals suffering from opioid use disorder. His work in Philadelphia has been recognized by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia Section of Public Health and his program has been presented on a national level, garnering interest from large correctional systems across the country. Dr. Lepley’s clinical interests also include recognition of physician impairment and promotion of physician wellness. In this regard, he volunteers his time to serve on an Advisory Committee for the Pennsylvania Physician Health Program. His current professional role is with Penn Medicine as Medical Director of Addiction Medicine for the Lancaster General Health system.



Testimonies from the Trenches Series - Safer Pain Management Practices for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder
02/10/2022 at 5:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes
02/10/2022 at 5:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes
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