Legacy Opioid Use, Therapeutic Wean & Opioid Rotation

Legacy Opioid Use, Therapeutic Wean & Opioid Rotation

When the Past Comes Calling: 
Legacy Opioid Use, Therapeutic Wean, and Opioid Rotation


Accredited for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits


Thursday, Aug. 10, 2023

Noon – 1 p.m. ET








The 2023 Live Opioid CME Series is FREE for members and nonmembers,

thanks to support by a State Opioid Response Grant from:

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
Division of Mental Health and Addiction

Registration required.

Program description:

Patients using opioids stand to benefit from a reassessment of therapy and consideration of tapering. Patients are often fearful of opioid withdrawal and worsening pain if they taper their use and may be worried about a lack of alternatives for pain relief. Addressing patient reluctance or resistance is difficult but necessary and may be the key to improved safety and long-term improvement. In this webinar, Palmer MacKie, MD, will discuss methods to wean and rotate opioids to achieve better symptom control. 


At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Analyze data showing that chronic opioids are often not the better treatment.
  • Evaluate data that suggests when opioids might be useful for non-malignant pain.
  • Identify four key domains to address when discussing therapeutic weans with patients.
  • Appreciate the possible benefits and perils of weaning.
  • Summarize methods to wean and rotate opioids to achieve better symptom control.



Palmer MacKie, MD
Internal Medicine Specialist and Pain Management Physician

About our speaker:

Dr. MacKie’s most prominent clinical and educational focus over the last decade has been chronic pain and recovery. He was part of a team that developed the Integrative Pain Program (IPP), a five-week pain school where patients were exposed to and practiced such modalities as relaxation response, cognitive-behavioral therapy, nutritional medicine, graduated exercise, guided imagery, mindfulness, and knowledge critical to making healthier choices. The IPP’s approach coupled psychological and physical functional rehabilitation and used patients’ strengths and self-identified life values and goals.  The effort and energy were directed toward making progress and improving self-efficacy through achieving reasonable and life-enhancing goals. Dr. MacKie continues to work with the Indiana Attorney General's Office on matters related to the use of controlled substances and has moved to Indiana University Health North to perform ambulatory care.

CME information:

Designation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) designates this live webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure Policy: In accordance with The Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, educational programs sponsored by the ISMA must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. Prior to the activity, all faculty, authors, editors and planning committee members participating in an ISMA-sponsored activity are required to disclose to attendees any financial relationships with an “ineligible company” whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Disclosure Statement: No member of the CME Planning Committee or our speaker have any relevant financial relationships with an ineligible company to disclose.


If you have questions, contact ISMA Continuing Medical Education staff at 800-257-4762 or seminars@ismanet.org.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Aug. 10, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. ET


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8/10/2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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