New York Spine & Wellness Center and SOS to Host Event Discussing Responsible Opioid Prescribing

New York Spine & Wellness Center and SOS to Host Event Discussing Responsible Opioid Prescribing

Physicians and Providers Encouraged to Attend

North Syracuse, NY – New York Spine and Wellness Center (NYSWC) in conjunction with Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists (SOS) Continuing Education are pleased to announce they will be hosting Responsible Opioid Prescribing 2024, a CME program on Saturday, April 6 from 8am -12:30 pm, at the Craftsman Inn and Suites in Fayetteville. The program features speakers from the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement and aims to provide an educational opportunity for physicians and advanced practice providers throughout New York to help them navigate the guidelines and best practices of prescribing opioids and alternative pain management options.

“We’re aware of the tragic misuse of opioids in recent years and are committed to safe practices for all our patients,” said Robert Tiso, MD, New York Spine & Wellness Center. “We advocate for all practitioners to be knowledgeable in this field and to be responsible prescribing opioids.” Learning objectives for the event include, but are not limited to, selecting appropriate alternatives to opioids and establishing pain management and prescription strategies to decrease associated risks of opioid use.

The symposium is an interdisciplinary event accredited to provide Continuing Education Credits to physicians, physicians assistants, and nurse practitioners. Among the topics of discussion are:

Drug Compliance and Monitoring Patients Using Opiates
When Not to Use Opioids in 1° and 2° Headache Conditions
The History of Pain Control and Modern Consequences
Controlled Substance Compliance
Safeguarding Controlled Substances

The panel of speakers includes several distinguished physicians and professionals:

John Heaphy, R.Ph., Deputy Director, NYSDOH Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement
Kelly Sullivan, R.Ph., Pharmacy Supervisor, NYSDOH Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement
Rick C Boettcher, Deputy Chief Investigator, NYDOH Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement
Hemant Kalia, MD, Invision Health
Raymond Alcuri, MD, New York Spine and Wellness Center
Riná Davis, MD, New York Spine and Wellness Center
Ryan McConn, MD, New York Spine and Wellness Center
Brendan McGinn, MD, New York Spine and Wellness Center
Eric Tallarico, MD, New York Spine and Wellness Center
Robert Tiso, MD, New York Spine and Wellness Center

“Responsible Opioid Prescribing 2024” is open only to physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. The symposium satisfies four hours of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, one-time, eight-hour training requirement for all Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-registered practitioners on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders. There is a fee to attend. Those interested can register at this link: .

About New York Spine & Wellness

New York Spine & Wellness Center is New York State’s largest, most experienced pain management provider with nine physicians and 18 advanced practice providers caring for patients at locations in North Syracuse, East Syracuse, and Camillus. For several decades, the Center has provided revolutionary solutions for patients suffering with all types and locations of acute and chronic pain. Their full range of diagnostic and therapeutic treatments offer the possibility of relief with minimally invasive options. Their care philosophy combines interventional pain management with referrals for modalities such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, behavioral health counseling, and physical therapy. This comprehensive approach aims to resolve, reduce, or manage pain for patients of all ages. For more information, visit

About Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists is Central New York’s regional leader in providing quality, total orthopedic care to patients. Founded in 1999, its team of experienced orthopedic physicians and support staff offer state-of-the-art medical care, from diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation and recovery. SOS has more than 25 physicians and employs approximately 600 additional staff. Its corporate headquarters are in East Syracuse, and it has several locations serving area patients, including, Camillus, Dewitt, Liverpool, and North Syracuse. Additionally, SOS operates the Specialists’ One-Day Surgery Center in Syracuse and the SOS Hand & Wrist Center in East Syracuse; SOS Orthopedic & Sports Therapy with multiple locations; and SOS Plus, an after-hours care center in Dewitt. For more information, visit

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