IES Clinical Integration Forum
Ethics and Standards of Care in Pain Management

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
5:30pm - 8:00pm


Join us for the IES Clinical Integration Forum on the topic of Ethics and Standards of Care in Pain Management. This forum will focus on multimodal pain therapies, how to distinguish the difference between acute pain vs. drug-seeking behavior, and how to effectively communicate with your patients as it relates to the safety aspects of opiate prescribing. Benjamin Morrissey, MD, attending physician at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, will discuss state-of-the-art multimodal analgesia techniques and review key elements in safe pain management with patients at the time of discharge. Eric Chou, MD, Emergency Medicine Residency Director of Research and Ultrasound at BSWH – All Saints, will introduce evidence that supports the new PMP approved practices of opiate prescribing and identifying drug-seeking behaviors. Drew Shedd, MD, FACEP, Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director at BSWH – All Saints, and Scott Kurpiel, MD, MBA, FAAEM, FACEP, Director of Emergency Ultrasound at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, will demonstrate the use of ultrasound-guided nerve blocks to reduce the utilization of controlled substances.


We are pleased to announce that we have received approval from ACEP to award CME credit to IES physicians and APPs who participate in a live video stream at designated IES affiliated hospitals.

When registering, participants will select a hospital to attend the forum in person to view the live video stream. Once registration is submitted, physicians and APPs will receive a calendar invitation from a Practice Administrator that will include site-specific details based on the hospital selected. We hope this will provide a more convenient and safe educational experience.


5:30 PM Check In
6:00 PM Multi-modal Analgesia - How to get it right!
Benjamin Morrissey, MD
6:45 PM Evidence and Pitfalls of Alternative to Opioid (ALTO) protocol in Emergency Departments
Eric H. Chou, MD
7:15 PM Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia: Emphasis on Hip Fracture Blockade
Andrew Shedd, MD, FACEP
Scott Kurpiel, MD, MBA, FAAEM, FACEP
8:00 PM Adjourned

Live Streaming Education
See registration for a list of designated hospitals


  • Explain new regulations as they relate to electronic opioid prescribing, as well as the PMP database.
  • Difference between acute pain and drug-seeking behavior based on the best available evidence.
  • Integrate state of the art multimodal analgesia, as well as opioid-sparing analgesia techniques.
  • Discuss key parts of opioid safety and pain management with patients at the time of discharge, including the risks for harm and dependence.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and Integrative Emergency Services. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Emergency Medicine