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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is pleased to invite providers, patients, and organization representatives to provide input on Draft CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Chronic Pain during a webinar presentation and discussion.

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015
12:30-2:00 PM MDT

This webinar is for providers, patients, or organization representatives who may want to provide comment on the draft guidelines. The recommendations are intended for the prescribing of opioid pain relievers for patients 18 and older with chronic pain, in primary care settings, outside end-of-life care. The CDC wants to present the draft recommendations that have been informed by the scientific evidence and developed through discussion with experts. The CDC is seeking input to improve the content, clarity, and utility of the draft recommendations.

About the webinar:

During the webinar, CDC experts will walk through the guideline development process and the 12 top-line prescribing recommendations. CDC will pause for webinar participants to provide comments for each recommendation. Participants can submit comments 1) orally over the phone, 2) in writing in real-time via the webinar portal, or 3) via email immediately after the webinar and up through 3 PM MDT on Sept. 17, 2015. The email address will be provided at the time of the webinar.

CDC will summarize public comments and provide responses to comments in a document that will be posted on the NCIPC Peer Review Agenda website in October 2015. The written summary will be anonymous and will not include names of individuals or organizations submitting comments.

How to register and join the webinar:
Follow this link to find a webpage listing events. Find the link to the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Public Webinar, and click “register.” Once registered, you will receive an email containing a link to the webinar for use on the day of the presentation. A conference line will be displayed once the webinar begins.

Given the limited lines available via the webinar platform, participants must register in advance. Organizations that anticipate having multiple participants join the webinar are encouraged to use a single line and computer, if feasible, to ensure broad participation in the webinar.