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Reducing Surgical Patients’ Postoperative Exposure to Opioid Analgesics

This roundtable discussion is sponsored by Heron Therapeutics.


Click here to read an edited transcript of a mult-disciplinary expert roundtable discussion in which surgeons, pharmacists, anesthesiologists and pain experts discuss insights and best practices for managing peri-operative pain and optimizing patient care.

Click here to access the transcript.

Panelists include:


Chad Brummett, MD
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology,
Director, Anesthesia Clinical Research,
Director, Division of Pain Research,
Michigan Medicine Back & Pain Center
Ann Arbor, MI


Andrew C. Eppstein, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery,
Indiana University School of Medicine
Chief of General Surgery,
Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center
Indianapolis, IN

Nicholas Giori MD, PhD
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery,
Stanford University
Chief of Orthopedic Surgery,
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Palo Alto, CA

Georgine Lamvu, MD, MHP
Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology,
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Division of Surgery, Gynecology Section
Orlando VA Medical Center
Orlando, FL

Bryan Sakamoto, MD, PhD
Staff Physician,
Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesia
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Jack D. Wright, PharmD
Chief of Pharmacy,
Beckley VA Medical Center
Beckley, WV

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