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VIRTUAL SPEAKER SERIES: Dr. Lorraine Kelly-Quon
May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDTFree
Changing Paradigms In Opioid Prescribing In Adolescent Surgical Populations
Dr. Lorraine Kelly-Quon
In the last decade, opioid poisonings, intentional and accidental combined, have nearly doubled among children and adolescents. Now more than ever, surgeons must responsibly manage postoperative pain while at the same time minimize risk associated with prescription opioids. We are currently conducting at a prospective study of postoperative adolescent prescription opioid use, identifying factors associated with misuse, diversion and conversion to chronic opioid use. Results and recommendations will highlight the importance of identifying at risk youth, minimizing disparities in opioid prescribing impacting postoperative recovery, and understanding how to educate families with a spectrum of educational attainment and health literacy.
Speaker Background: Dr. Lorraine Kelley-Quon is an Assistant Professor in Surgery and Preventive Medicine at CHLA and the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She obtained her B.S. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology at the University of California, San Diego and completed her M.D. and General Surgery training at the University of California, Los Angeles followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. During residency, she completed the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and obtained a Master’s in Health Services Research from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Currently, she is developing a pilot project to explore postoperative opioid use in adolescents and identify predictors of use, abuse, diversion, and conversion to chronic use. Her goal is to create physician decision support tools to optimize opioid prescribing for children and to inform policy makers of prudent initiatives regarding pediatric opioid legislation.