Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry and General Practice: Do great minds really think alike?

Posted to ENEWS on behalf of the Area 4 Pharmacotherapy Network

An educational evening to discuss complex pain, addiction & psychiatry conundrums and crossovers.

The event will include a brief update on SafeScript, Victoria’s real-time prescription monitoring system, by Dr Malcolm Dobbin, DHHS Senior Medical Advisor Alcohol and Drugs.


  • Dr David Jacka — Addiction Medicine Specialist, Monash Drug and Alcohol Centre
  • Dr John Monagle — Pain Specialist, St John of God Hospital
  • Dr Malcolm Dobbin — Senior Medical Advisor Alcohol and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services

Case presentations will be provided by Dr David Jacka and Dr John Monagle.

Learning Outcomes

  • Increase collaborative practice between Pain Specialists, Addiction Specialists, and General Practitioners
  • Improve patient safety when prescribing opioids and other pain medications
  • Improve management of patients who may have both pain and dependence issues
  • Explain what SafeScript is, how it will operate and when it should be used by health professionals

Event Details

Audience:         GPs, Pain Specialists, Addiction Medicine Specialists, Psychiatrists and Addiction Psychiatrists
Date:                   8 August 2018
Time:                   7:00pm – 9:00pm Event Program, Registration and Dinner from 6.30pm
Venue:                Nomadic, 74 High St, Berwick 3086
Registration:    Click here or contact Michael Abelman on 0436 031 887 or  for more information
RACGP:               Approved by the RACGP QI&CPD Program. Activity ID: 135073 Total Points: 4 Category 2 points.
Flyer:                View the flyer here