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Event Type:  Lecture (This is an NIH Science event)
Title:  Pain and Opioid Management in Veterans: Evidence, Lessons Learned, and Future Directions in the Use of Collaborative and Integrated Care Approaches
Description:  The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) presents the Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series. The series provides overviews of the current state of research and practice involving complementary health therapies and explores perspectives on the emerging discipline of integrative medicine.

Karen Seal MD, MPH is a professor of medicine and psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. She is director of the Integrated Care Clinic for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans and director of the Integrated Pain Team (IPT) Clinic at the San Francisco VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS). Dr. Seal focuses on developing and testing new integrated care interventions to address comorbid mental and physical health problems, including chronic pain and opioid misuse among veterans.

Currently, she is the PI of two pragmatic effectiveness trials testing the implementation of telephone motivational coaching to achieve engagement in mental health treatment among rural veterans (“COACH”) and in the other (“OPTI”), decreased reliance on prescription opioids among veterans with chronic pain. She recently assumed the role of co-PI on a recently funded 9-site national PCORI study, which is a comparative effectiveness trial of an integrated pain team approach, modeled after the SFVAHCS IPT clinic, versus telephone collaborative management to improve pain and decrease opioid use among veterans who use VA. This past year, Dr. Seal was appointed chair of the SFVAHCS Integrative Health Advisory Committee to promote the development of CIH services for veteran patients and VA staff in her system. In this capacity, Dr. Seal and her colleagues have been gradually building complementary and integrative health capacity at SFVAHCS through VA clinical funding, which includes system-wide training in VA Whole Health personalized health planning and coaching and supporting mind body skills training for VA staff. Dr. Seal and her colleagues hope to leverage this cl
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Monday, April 10, 2017   10:00am - 11:00am Add To Outlook Calendar     Add To iCal Calendar     Add To Entourage Calendar
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Name:   Karen Seal, MD, MPH
Title:   Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry
Organization:   University of California, San Francisco
City/Province:   San Francisco
State:   California
Country:   USA

Organization(s):  [NIH] National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Location:  On the main NIH Campus
Building:  NIH Clinical Center (Building 10)
Room:  Lipsett Amphitheater
Street Address:  10 Center Drive
City:  Bethesda
State:  Maryland
Zip Code:  20892

Name:   Katy Danielson
Phone:   301-402-9011
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