Opioid Education: Focus on Special Populations. Issues and Challenges with Pain Management in Both the Pediatric and Aging Populations: Implications for Pharmacists

This educational activity is sponsored by Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC (PHE).
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies. Please see https://www.opioidanalgesicrems.com/home.html for a listing of REMS Program Companies.
This activity is intended to be fully compliant with Opioid Analgesic REMS education requirements issued by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Registration & Dates for Activities

Thursday, October 28, 2021
3:00 – 4:30 PM


Lindsay Hovestreydt, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
Pharmacy Director - Finance, Strategy, Medication Utilization
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY

Michele Matthews, PharmD, BCACP, FASHP
Professor & Vice Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Boston, MA


acpePostgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
UAN: 0430-0000-21-109-L08-P
Credits: 1.5 hours (0.15 ceu)

Type of Activity: Knowledge
Media: Internet

Fee Information: There is no fee for this educational activity.
Estimated time to complete activity: 90 minutes




Participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) attend and participate in the live webinar; and 3) complete the evaluation form directly after the event with a maximum of within 60 days of attending the live session. To answer the questions, click on your selected choice for each answer then proceed to the next question. Your credit will automatically uploaded to CPE Monitor.


The goal of this continuing education activity is to educate pharmacists on a variety of pain management and opioid analgesic topics in a practical, relatable way that is aligned with the Opioid Analgesic REMS educational goals.


Upon completion of this program, participants should be better able to:

  • List the most common causes of acute and chronic pain in children and adolescents
  • Discuss pain management strategies for pediatric patients
  • Recognize the influence of family dynamic and caregiver beliefs on pediatric pain management
  • Identify considerations for the use of opioid analgesics in older adults
  • Describe opioid safety measures in older adults
  • Explain proper storage and disposal of opioids and the risk of diversionnce


Part 1A – Pediatrics, Pain & Family Dynamics
Question & Answer Session
Part 1B – Implications for Pharmacists
Question & Answer Session
Part 2A – Opioids and the Aging
Question & Answer Session
Part 2B – Implications for Pharmacists
Conclusions and Question & Answer Session


Please ensure the computer system you plan to use meets the following minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 98 or higher & Macintosh 2.2 or higher
  • Internet Browser (Mac & Windows): Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Safari 5.0.6 or higher, Firefox 3.0.3 or higher, & Opera 5 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible
  • Peripherals: Computer speakers or headphones
  • Monitor Screen Resolution: 320 x 480 or higher
  • Media Viewing Requirements: Adobe Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, Flash Player & HTML5