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The Laboratory's Role in Drug Monitoring for Pain Management

June 15, 2016 

Session 1: Clinical Aspects of Pain Management

Introduction to Drug Monitoring for Pain Management
Barbarajean Magnani, PhD, MD, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA

Presentation (MP4)                    Slides                           Bio                   Q&A session

Impact of the Prescription Monitoring Program
Wilfred Hynes, MD, Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA

Presentation (MP4)                    Slides                           Bio                   Q&A session

Session 2: Analytical Aspects of Pain Management: Urine Drug Test

Analytical Methods I. Overview of Test Menu and Testing Strategies from "Bedside to the Reference Laboratory"
Tai Kwong, PhD, University of Rochester Medical Center, NY
Rochester, NY

Presentation (MP4)                    Slides                           Bio                   Q&A session

Analytical Methods II. Immunoassay
Tai Kwong, PhD, University of Rochester Medical Center

Presentation (MP4)                    Slides                           Bio                   Q&A session

Analytical Methods III. Mass Spectrometry
Tai Kwong, PhD, University of Rochester Medical Center

Presentation (MP4)                    Slides                           Bio                   Q&A session

Session 3: Alternative Testing Matrices

Alternative Specimens for Drugs of Abuse Testing in Pain Management: Oral Fluid
Jennifer Collins, PhD, MedTox Laboratories, St. Paul, MN

Presentation (MP4)                    Slides                           Bio                   Q&A session

“Collateral Damage" - Drug Testing on the Smallest of Patients (Meconium and Umbilical Cord Sampling)
Gwen McMillin, PhD, University of Utah/ARUP, Salt Lake City, UT

Presentation (MP4)                    Slides                           Bio                   Q&A session

Session 4: Ancillary Medications Used in Pain Management

Marijuana and Pain Management: What Role does the Laboratory Play?
Paul Jannetto, PhD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Presentation (MP4)                    Slides                           Bio                   Q&A session

Session 5: Role of the Laboratory in Drug Monitoring for Pain Management

Toxicology Consultations and Selected Case Studies
Nicholas Heger, PhD, Tufts Medical Center and
Barbarajean Magnani, PhD, MD, Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA

Presentation (MP4)                    Slides                           Bio                   Q&A session

Changes and Challenges in Drug Testing Reimbursement
Charles Root, PhD, CodeMap® , Schaumburg, IL

Presentation (MP4)                    Slides                           Bio                   Q&A session