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Continuing Education

October 24, 2018 at 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM


SFDDA: Salmon $65.00
Non-Member: Salmon $200.00
SFDDA: Vegetarian $65.00
Non-Member: Vegetarian $200.00
SFDDA: NY Strip Steak $65.00
Non-Member: NY Strip Steak $200.00

General Information

Tropical Acres
2500 Griffin Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Speaker Dr. Joshua D. Lenchus
Type/Category Opioid & Controlled Substances Training
Credits 2.0

Opioids and controlled substances Training This session, supported by the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, satisfies this State-mandated 2 hour requirement.

"Opioids and controlled substances".

Opioid use, misuse, and abuse has risen to epidemic proportions. Scores of legislative and regulatory efforts have been undertaken to attempt to address this issue. Recently, Florida overwhelmingly passed HB 21, signed into law by Governor Scott. Encompassed within this law are changes to how opioids are prescribed and monitored, along with mandatory continuing education. This session, supported by the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, satisfies this State-mandated 2 hour requirement.

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant will

1. Differentiate types of pain as defined, along with prescribing stipulations;

2. Recognize prescribing limitations as delineated;

3. Integrate the requirements of the new opioid law, HB 21, into one's clinical practice



Joshua D. Lenchus, DO, RPh, FACP, SFHM holds a pharmacy degree from the University of Florida, and graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2000. Having completed a rotating internship (aka transitional year) at Broward General Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, he pursued training in internal medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. He recently worked as a hospitalist at Jackson Memorial Hospital for the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. There he held the rank of associate professor of medicine, anesthesiology, and radiology. From 2007-16, he also served as an associate program director for the internal medicine residency.

He has extensive hospital administrative and committee involvement and, in 2012, was elected the first osteopathic President of the Jackson Health System medical staff and chairman of its medical executive committee, in its then-94 year history. He was subsequently re-elected in 2014 and 2016.

One of Dr. Lenchus’s special areas of interest is patient safety. His dedication earned him the position of associate director of the UM-JMH Center for Patient Safety. In 2007 he developed a novel curriculum centered about simulation-based invasive bedside procedural instruction. The program has transformed the way procedures are taught and performed, decreasing complications thereby leading to safer patient care. He has spoken across the country and is recognized as a national expert; he has conducted numerous workshops at various conferences, garnered more than $2 million in grant funding, and his team’s work has been published in peer-reviewed journals. He has been honored with multiple teaching awards and accepted the 2016 BAYADA Award for Technological Innovation in Health Care Practice from Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions for this work.

Outside the hospital, Dr. Lenchus is incredibly involved, serving as a leader in organized medicine at multiple levels, including as President of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, Speaker of the House for the Florida Medical Association, past Regent and current Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and Senior Fellow of the Society of Hospital Medicine. He has a passion for health policy, serves on public policy committees, and has presented this topic in a variety of venues, from student groups to corporations.

He is a recipient of the Soref Jewish Community Center’s Humanitarian of the Year, Broward College’s Alumni of Distinction award, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association’s Physician of the Year, Hillsborough County Osteopathic Medical Society’s Presidential Achievement Award, and was a faculty inductee into Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society.