Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction SIG

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Mission of the SIG

The  Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction SIG supports pharmacists and student pharmacist interns who care for individuals with all types of acute and chronic pain and those patients with life limiting illnesses who have pain and other symptoms. The SIG also focuses on associated issues such as addictions of any kind, medication abuse and diversion.


Purpose of the SIG

The purpose of the Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction SIG is to provide education, collaboration and support to pharmacists and student pharmacist interns by empowering them to provide medication therapy management for all patients with both acute and chronic pain including, but not limited to, patients who are terminally ill.  Because addiction, diversion and abuse is prevalent in individuals who are using opioids and other prescribed and illicit drugs, and/or alcohol, education and support for pharmacists and student pharmacist interns dealing with these concerns are addressed in this special interest group.

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APhA-APPM Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction SIG Leaders & Committees
SIG Leaders

The SIG is led by a volunteer Coordinator and Coordinator-elect. Leaders are available to answer SIG member questions.

Coordinator: Brian Fingerson
Coordinator-elect: Jeffrey Bratberg

 
SIG Committees

APhA-APPM Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction SIG Education Committee 
Chair: Jeff Baldwin
These members will keep the SIG members informed about programs and policies at their Schools of Pharmacy that involve Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction.

APhA-APPM Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction SIG Resources Committee
Chair: Brian Fingerson
These members will keep SIG members informed about updates and educational opportunities that involve Pain and Palliative Care.

APhA-APPM Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction SIG Pharmacists Recovery Network Resources Committee 
Chair: TBA
These members will keep SIG members informed about updates and education opportunities that involve Addiction.

APhA-APPM Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction SIG Provider Status Committee
Chair: TBA
These members will keep the SIG members informed about APhA efforts to seek provider status for pharmacists’ clinical services that impact and/or relate to those directly involved in the field of Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction.

APhA-APPM Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction SIG Regulatory & Professional Affairs Committee
Chair: Jeff Braterg
These members will keep the SIG members informed about new and existing APhA policy that impact Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction. They will also take lead within the SIG when changes or new policy need to be addressed within the APhA House of Delegates.
 

SIG members interested in serving a Committee and/or Subgroup in an elected and/or non-elected position are request to complete and submit an APhA-APPM SIG Member Volunteer Interest Form. Members will be contacted as opportunities become available. For any questions please contact the SIG Coordinator and/or Coordinator-elect.


 

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