Spokane Regional Health District is sponsoring this important lecture. David Tauben, M.D., renowned pain expert and UW School of Medicine clinical professor in the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, and Chief of Pain Medicine at the University of Washington, will discuss ‘The Opioid Epidemic’ at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the Historic Davenport Hotel in downtown Spokane. The free public event is the second lecture in a series of free public lectures presented by the UW School of Medicine-Gonzaga University Regional Health Partnership.
Dr. Tauben will present on how, over the past 20 years, the use of prescription opioid medication to relieve chronic pain has grown nationally at an alarming rate. The opioid epidemic is hitting especially hard in smaller communities. Dr. Tauben will share his thoughts on the treatment of chronic pain and what patients need to know.