Addressing the Components and Complexities of Coordinated Care

Addressing the Components and Complexities of Coordinated Care

Steven D. Passik, PhD
(Collegium Pharmaceuticals)


Has integrated pain care become collateral damage in the opioid epidemic? Have we been pitting medication (opioid and non opioid) approaches against behavioral and interventional treatments rather than striving for integration. If we are to help people realize the goals of pain therapy, we need a highly individualized and highly orchestrated approach that focuses on patients’ motivation as well their medical problems. And if a person requires opioids, how do we integrate them and apply appropriate risk management techniques and integrate those as well. These are challenges clinicians face every day. In this lecture Dr. Passik will apply his 25 years of clinical experience as a pain psychologist to attempting to answer these common questions.

Date and Location

Thurs Dec 5th, 2019

Registration & social hour: 5:30 PM
Dinner & presentation: 6:30 PM

Meeting Sponsors



644 Pascack Rd, Washington Township, NJ

About the speaker

After a 25 year academic and clinical career at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, University of Kentucky and Vanderbilt University, Dr. Passik spent the past five and one half years in the toxicology and most recently the pharmaceutical industry. He is presently the Vice President of Scientific Affairs, Education and Policy at Collegium Pharmaceuticals. His research has focused on the interface of pain management and addiction and psychiatric aspects of cancer and non-cancer pain and symptom management. He has served as editor and reviewer for multiple journals in pain and psycho-oncology. He has authored over 200 scholarly publications.


Registration Fees

  • Registered and paid online:     $50.00
  • Walk-in:     $65.00
  • Between-positions, Retirees & Students (WITH ADVANCE REGISTRATION ONLY):     $45.00

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