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Opioid Minimization: Engaging Surgical Patients in Appropriate Pain Management Conversations


Start Date:10/5/2017

Start Time:1:00 PM EDT

Duration:60 minutes


The impact of opioid use has hit the national agenda, with the inappropriate use of opioids now recognized as a public health emergency which is having a significant impact on individuals, families, communities and healthcare budgets. It is imperative that the entire health care community and broader community proactively address this issue from a preventative approach. Patients undergoing surgery (in-patient and out-patient) often receive opioids for pain management, and there is ample opportunity to coproduce multimodal approaches to pain management, where opioid use may be substantially reduced or eliminated. This webcast will offer the rationale and strategies for engaging patients in pre-surgical conversations and planning for multimodal pain management after surgery.


Gregory J. Mancini, MD

Founding President
Coalition to Optimize the Management of Pain Associated with Surgery

Dr. Gregory J. Mancini is a graduate of Columbia University in New York City where earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1995.  He attended medical school at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia where he graduated with honors of Alpha Omega Alpha in June, 2000.  Dr. Mancini moved to Knoxville to begin his residency in general surgery at The University of Tennessee Medical Center.


Upon completion of his surgery residency in 2005, Dr. Mancini earned a distinguished fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Missouri.  Through this fellowship training, he gained world-class experience in laparoscopic gastrointestinal, endocrine, hernia, and bariatric surgery.  Dr. Mancini’s Minimally Invasive Surgery training brings new expertise to Knoxville and The University of Tennessee Medical Center.


Dr. Mancini joined the faculty as Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Tennessee in July, 2006.  He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012. His clinical practice and academic efforts focus on the area Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery.  He presents and teaches extensively both regionally and internationally on the topics of gastrointestinal, hernia, and bariatric surgery.  Dr. Mancini is the founder and Program Director of the MIS & Bariatric Fellowship at The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine. He has numerous publications to his credit in the medical literature and actively participates in basic science and clinical research.


Dr. Mancini is board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons the American Society for Metabolic Bariatric Surgery.  He is active national surgical societies such as the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, and the American Hernia Society.

Frank Federico, RPh (moderator)

Executive Director, Strategic Partners
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Frank Federico, RPh, Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), works in the areas of patient safety, application of reliability principles in health care, preventing surgical complications, and improving perinatal care. He is faculty for the IHI Patient Safety Executive Training Program and co-chaired a number of Patient Safety Collaboratives. Prior to joining IHI, Mr. Federico was the Program Director of the Office Practice Evaluation Program and a Loss Prevention/Patient Safety Specialist at Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Affiliated Institutions, and Director of Pharmacy at Children's Hospital, Boston. He has authored numerous patient safety articles, co-authored a book chapter in Achieving Safe and Reliable Healthcare: Strategies and Solutions, and is an Executive Producer of "First, Do No Harm, Part 2: Taking the Lead." Mr. Federico serves as Vice Chair of the National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention (NCC-MERP). He coaches teams and lectures extensively, nationally and internationally, on patient safety.

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Opioid Minimization: Engaging Surgical Patients in Appropriate Pain Management Conversations

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