Total Credits: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Palm Beach County Medical Society Services
Opioid Educational Seminars - for Clinicians of all Specialties
ERAS: The latest tool in responsibly reducing opioids in the peri operative setting.
What practitioners of every specialty need to know
➤ Review the principles of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)
➤ Present the current evidence for ERAS and opioid reduction
➤ Discuss the current multi-modal recommendations for optimal
minimal opioid analgesia
Bret Alvis, MD. Bret is currently an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, an adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University, and a Staff Anesthesiologist and Intensivist at the TVHS-VA in Nashville, TN. He is board certified in anesthesiology and critical care medicine. He joined the faculty with the Department of Anesthesiology at VUMC in 2014 and became faculty at TVHS-VA in 2015. Dr. Alvis has served as the Medical Director for the Perioperative Care Service at the TVHS-VA since conception in 2015. He has been instrumental in the creation and success of this innovative service that executes and promotes the perioperative surgical home and enhanced recovery after surgery. As a VUMC faculty member, Dr. Alvis serves as the Associate Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Alvis also performs NIH funded translational research in the area of venous waveform analysis to better understand volume states.
Dr. Brent Schillinger is a past president of the Palm Beach County Medical Society and currently chairs the society’s Opioid Healthcare Response Initiative. This task force has been operational since 2017 with an overarching goal of reducing opioid deaths in Palm Beach County.
Dr. Schillinger received his MD at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn New York where he went on to complete a residency program in dermatology. He has chaired the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs for both the Palm Beach County Medical Society and the Florida Medical Association. He represents the medical community on the Palm Beach Ethics Coalition.
Dr. Schillinger also serves as vice chair of the Florida Policy Institute a nonpartisan think tank that focuses on the fiscal impact of education, affordable housing, food supply, and health care issues. He holds clinical academic appointments at the medical schools of Nova Southeastern University, Florida Atlantic University, and the University of Miami.