Product Description

Weren't able to attend the 2023 SPPCP Virtual Conference? No problem! A full recording of the conference is available for purchase. Sessions presented during the conference are described below. In addition, you will see committee updates in a slideshow shown during breaks, Research Committee awards and grant recipients, and the pre-conference Research Forum awards. A link and instructions for accessing the recording will be provided after purchase.

Please note, there are no continuing education (CE) credits available. To claim credits for the SPPCP Virtual Conference live attendance was required and program accreditation ended on 8/4/23.

SPPCP Member/Affiliate: $34 (you must be logged in when purchasing to get member pricing)
Non-Member: $68





Keynote: Pain and Aging: Best Practices for Quality Care

The purpose of this program is thus to discuss the shifting paradigm for movement-based pain assessment in older adults, as well as the practice, policy, and regulatory drivers that support this practice change.

Keela Herr, PhD, RN, AGSF, FGSA, FAAN


It’s me, Hi, here for political advocacy!

This is a review of state and federal laws, policies, and practices focused on improving safe and effective  patient care by addressing current issues plaguing the pharmacy profession. We have done the research and reached out to Boards of Pharmacy and pharmacy organizations to bring you this latest update on changes in the world of pharmacy. Join in and learn what is new and how you can play a role in being a pharmacy professional advocate.

Jennifer Ku, PharmD, BCPS
Eva Coulson, PharmD, BCPS
 Theodore Pham Nguyen, PharmD, BCPS


Guideline Updates in Opioid Prescribing in Pain and Palliative Care

This program will review practice guidelines that have been published in the past year, including the CDC opioid prescribing guidelines, the VA/DoD opioid use guidelines, the ASCO guidelines for use of opioids for adults with pain from cancer or cancer treatment, and the NCCN’s adult cancer pain guidelines. The session includes identifying changes and omissions to recently published opioid prescribing guidelines as they relate to practices of the SPPCP member and conference attendee.

Lee A. Kral, PharmD, FASHP, CPE, CHWC
Eva E. Coulson, Pharm D, BCPS


Opioid Stewardship State of the Union: Re-focusing your efforts on what matters most in 2023

The past several years have brought many changes, both positive and negative, to the Opioid Stewardship and Addiction Medicine landscapes. We now have less regulations on buprenorphine but the fentanyl crisis makes it more difficult to manage. The CDC released new opioid prescribing guidelines but years of legislation and workflows are already in place. This session will help bring you up to speed on what is important to know and focus on for Opioid Stewardship in 2023.

Sara Meyer, PharmD


Bow Tie Banter: The Jeffrey Fudin Debates

This program will carry on a long-standing tradition of clinical debates in the pain and palliative care arena.  There are many controversial topics in this area of practice and these debates will delve into the evidence on both sides of each topic.  The issues to be debated include the pro’s and con’s of OTC naloxone, new evidence compared to previous evidence on the use of opioids for managing dyspnea,  and the advantages and disadvantages of using SL buprenorphine for pain management in pain and palliative care patients.

Lee Kral, PharmD, FASHP, CPE, CHWC
Rabia Atayee, PharmD, BCPS, APh, FAAHPM
Tim Atkinson, PharmD