How can care teams provide a range of pain management options that are personalized to the individual patient? This 60-minute virtual symposium will discuss the “stepped care model”, a personalized pain management program based on the individual patient’s needs and responses to different types of pain management therapies. These therapies are gradually increased or decreased based on the individual needs and past medical experiences of the patient or Veteran. Speakers will be available to answer audience questions live at the end of each presentation.
Dr. Patricia Poulin and Regina Visca, both affiliated with Centre of Excellence partner clinics will begin the presentation with an overview of the stepped care model, its evolution, and how it is applied in their respective clinical practices. Their presentation will be followed by Dr. Diane Flynn who will discuss her personal experiences with stepped care and will then explore specifically how the stepped care model has been applied in DOD.