COPE - Collaborative Opioid Prescribing Education

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Release Date: 5/1/2009
Expiration Date: 4/30/2013

COPE Courseware

Sullivan, Mark D., M.D., Ph.D.

Duration: 90:00

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The goal of COPE is to provide physicians with essential tools for collaborative goal-setting at the outset of opioid treatment, which we believe may be an important and overlooked first step toward more humane and effective care for chronic pain. COPE is an interactive training module which models communication skill development. The program consists of didactic exercises, video tools, and quizzes and provides comprehensive background information on recent research in relevant areas of pain care.

Intended Audience

Primary care physicians and others who prescribe opioids for chronic pain.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Utilize a shared decision making procedure for chronic opioid treatment of chronic non-malignant pain in primary care.
  • Describe the latest evidence concerning indications and contraindications for chronic opioid therapy.
  • Use collaborative communication strategies to manage requests for opioid therapy from patients for whom that therapy is appropriate and those for whom it is inappropriate.

Faculty Disclosures

The following speakers have disclosed the described relationship(s):

Speaker: Relationship: Company(s):
Mark Sullivan Grant or Research Support Wyeth and Eli Lilly


The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.