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NYSPFP ADE Conference: Advancing Patient Safety through Opioid Stewardship

Friday, October 18, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
NYSPFP will host an October 18 conference on establishing or enhancing a hospital-driven opioid stewardship program focused on seven key fundamental action areas from the National Quality Forum’s National Quality Partners (NQP) Playbook™: Opioid Stewardship. Participants will learn about strategies to advance opioid stewardship and pain management practices to improve patient safety and outcomes. All hospital teams that attend will receive a copy of NQP Playbook™: Opioid Stewardship and information on how to download two additional copies.*

Conference Objectives
• Identify practical strategies, tools, and resources to address common barriers to opioid stewardship
• Evaluate the role of leadership, policies, and communication in implementing or strengthening an opioid stewardship program
• Assess effective pain management strategies, including appropriate use of opioids, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic alternatives to opioids, and multimodal pain management strategies
• Explore innovative measurement strategies to track, monitor, and improve opioid stewardship and related patient outcomes
• Recognize opportunities to collaborate within and outside of the healthcare system to support pain management effectiveness and to improve patient outcomes
• Identify actionable strategies and create an action plan to implement the strategies

* Please note that each copy of the NQP Playbook™: Opioid Stewardship is intended for individual use. Individual copies should not be distributed within an organization.

The opioid stewardship initiative is performed under Contract Number HHSM-500-2016-0064C entitled "Hospital Improvement Innovation Network," sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services.

Continuing Education

NYSPFP is offering continuing education contact hours for this event.


The conference will feature two faculty experts who contributed technical expertise to the NQP Playbook™: Opioid Stewardship and are committed to addressing the national opioid epidemic:
• Seth Waldman, MD, Director of the Pain Management Division at Hospital for Special Surgery
• Carol Forster, MD, Executive Director of Med Pharm Consulting, PLLC; previous Physician Director of Pharmacy and Therapeutics/Medication Safety of the Mid-Atlantic Region for Kaiser Permanente
• Anthony Rizzuto, LMSW, CASAC, CAI-I, Director of Provider Relations & ARISE Certified Interventionist at Seafield Center


Who Should Attend

NYSPFP encourages hospital medication safety teams, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and quality improvement specialists, to join other hospital teams at this conference. Visit the NYSPFP website for more information.

Who To Contact

Please contact your NYSPFP project manager for additional information or with questions. For technical assistance, contact registration support at (518) 431-7867 or learning@hanys.org.


In-Person and Regional Streaming Registration Information
This one-day only event will take place on October 18, with both in-person and livestream options. NYSPFP Project Managers will be onsite at the streaming locations to facilitate program activities and provide NQP playbooks. The event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.

In-Person Event
Greater New York Hospital Association
555 West 57th Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Register for the in-person event

Streaming Locations
George Allen Room
One Empire Drive
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Register for the Albany event

Western New York Hospital Association
Larkin Building, Barton Room
726 Exchange Street
Buffalo, NY 14210
Register for the Buffalo event

Long Island
Matrix Corporate Center
Conference/Media Room
1383 Veterans Memorial Highway #26
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Register for the Long Island event

St. Joseph’s Home Care
7246 Janus Park Drive
Liverpool, NY 13088
Register for the Syracuse event
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