2023 Opioid Symposium at LSU

Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) will host the 2023 Opioid Education Symposium (OES2023) virtually on Monday, April 17, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The title for this year’s symposium is Moving Away from Opioid Reliance; Interprofessional Perspectives.  Here i the OES2023 program and below is the registration link for any stakeholders interested in joining.

This is a free event for all attendees. Upon registration all registrants will receive an automated email with a live link for viewing the symposium, a program, and some optional pre-reads.


LMU-DCOM Opioid Education Symposium (OES2023)

 April 17, 2023, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. (EST) AGENDA:

  •  12:30 p.m.–12:35 p.m.  Introduction and Opening Remarks – Dr. Sherry Jimenez
  • 12:40 p.m.–1:40 p.m.   Opioids: History of the Epidemic, Alternatives, Prescribing Practices- Dr. Jacqueline S. Rowles
  • 1:45 p.m.–3:05 p.m.    Social and Neurophysiologic Underpinnings ofOpioid Reliance Shared Lecture – Dr. Ian Rheault, Dr. Brandy Fuesting,  Prof. Karen Adair
    • Short Commentary/Panel Discussion/Closing Comments: Dr. Ryan Alexander and Dr. Kip Wenger
  • 3:05 p.m.–3:20 p.m.   Break
  • 3:20 p.m.–4:20 p.m.   Osteopathic Considerations for the Care of Patients Struggling with Opioid Use Disorder – Dr. Teanna Moore
  • 4:20 p.m.-4:30 p.m.   Wrap up and survey.


  • Explore historical use of opioids, alternatives and the CDC prescribing guidelines.
  • Recognize the role of holistic approaches to patient care regarding substance use disorder.
  • Awareness of the unique needs of different populations when addressing opioid addiction.
  • Describe the role of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment as an adjunctive measure in the care of patients struggling with substance use disorder.

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