Pain Conference

Conference – May 29 & 30
A Thoughtful Approach to Pain Management

Nationally recognized speakers present factual information concerning the use of opioids, community effects of opioid prescribing, current best practices for treating chronic pain, and how medicine and community justice interface around prescription opioids use. Conference information
Who We Are


The Oregon Pain Guidance group (OPG) is a diverse group of healthcare professionals from Jackson and Josephine Counties. The group was formed to engage healthcare professionals and community partners on the current opioid problem, to learn best practices for managing complex, chronic non-cancer pain (CCNP) and to bring them into standardized, general use in Southern Oregon.
OPG Guidelines (PDF)

RESOURCES: Download OPG Guidelines

These guidelines are resources for local prescribers to help them understand and adopt best practices for the treatment of complex chronic non-cancer pain. Download and print these guidelines (PDF).

Lorimer Moseley - Why Things Hurt

VIDEO: Lorimer Moseley – Why Things Hurt. His personal experience with pain after being bitten by a deadly snake.

Addiction is NOT Rare in Pain Patients

VIDEO: Addiction is NOT Rare in Pain Patients. Prescribers and the public have been misinformed about the risk of addiction.

Diverse Family

Resources: for Patients and Families

Chronic pain is something we will all have to learn to manage at some point in our lives. We provide you with tools and resources to help you manage your pain and accomplish your personal goals safely.

Community Forum
Who is to blame for the pain killer epidemic?

KOBI TV VIDEOS: Funded with a grant from the US Department of Justice and airing several times a week on KOBI TV.

Everything you need to know about chronic pain

VIDEO: This 5 minute animated video tells you everything you need to know about chronic pain.

Upcoming Events

2nd Annual Moving Through Chronic Pain:
A Community Response

When: May 28, 2015, 4 – 7 pm (dinner included)
Where: Jackson County Health & Human Services, 1005 E. Main St. Building 3, Medford, OR
Who: Patients and Family Members Living with Chronic Pain
Flyer: Community forum information

When: 8 week series, starting March 12th, 12:30 pm
Where: 140 S. Holly Street, Medford, OR 97501
What: Classes help individuals learn prevention and coping strategies. In some cases, this will reduce pain as well as the anxiety, frustration, and depression that often accompany pain-related illness.
Reserve your spot: Call (541) 774-3855 to enroll.
Flyer: More information about the program.
Forms: Medical Release Form
Forms: Medical Referral

BREAKING FREE of Chronic Pain
When:12 week series, starting March 7th, 9:30–11 am
Where: Kolpia Counseling Services, 607 Siskiyou Boulevard, Ashland
What: Learn about the nature of chronic pain as a mind-body phenomenon. Learn how to gain more control over your mood, achieve better function and improve your quality of life. Understand the impact of lifestyle, stress and diet on pain levels.
Reserve your spot: Call Kolpia Counseling Services at (541) 482-1718 to enroll.
Flyer: More information about the program.

4th Annual Thoughtful Approach to Chronic Pain:
New Horizons, What Clearly Works

When: May 29-30, 2015, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Smullin Education Center, Campus of RRMC, Medford, Oregon
Who: Physicians and Multidisciplinary Primary Care Providers, Occupational Health Providers, Behavioral Health Providers, and Pain Management Providers
Flyer: Conference information

Oregon Pain Guidance Group
Meets every month on the third Wednesday from 6 - 8 PM (5:30 for dinner - $10), room 108 Smullin Center, OPG also meets at Three Rivers Hospital in Grants Pass at the same time. CME is available for a small fee.
To be placed on the OPG email list, email us with your contact details.

Archived Events

In the Spotlight

Washington State Guidelines
Washington State Opioid Dosing Guidelines for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

Washington State Dosage Policy
120 Morphine Equivalent Dosage (MED) Frequently Asked Questions

Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP)
PROP is an excellent resource for guidelines, links, videos, and more:

UW Project Echo
An excellent weekly collaborative learning opportunity. Contact information.

KOBI News Video
Recent KOBI special news show on the work of the OPG.

Naloxone — A Potential Lifesaver
Using Naloxone to treat overdose emergencies

FDA Rejects Moxduo
FDA panel rejects painkiller that combines morphine and oxycodone

NEJM Article
Medication-Assisted Therapies — Tackling the Opioid-Overdose Epidemic

Archived Spotlight Topics


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