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WEBINAR | Pain Management & Opioid Misuse Learning Collaborative - Session 3: Muscular-Skeletal Pain Management in a Farmworker Population

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MCN Webinar - Pain Management & Opioid Misuse Learning Collaborative

DATE: May 8, 2019

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We are pleased to offer this special series to clinicians working with Community Health Partnership of Illinois.  These three sessions will provide important information and give you an opportunity to have a more in-depth discussion about these critical issues when working with agricultural workers and other underserved populations experiencing pain.

Although agricultural workers are not to date, at high risk for opioid misuse, they do experience a disproportionate amount of musculoskeletal pain due to the arduous nature of the work that they do. Musculoskeletal pain develops from repeated exposures and cumulative forces may cause soft tissue damage, leading to inflammatory response and pain. Long-term exposure to heavy physical work, heavy lifting and carrying, whole-body vibration, and work in awkward postures with trunk flexion may be risk factors for low back pain. Kneeling, bending, heavy lifting and carrying, vibrations from tractor driving and work in uncomfortable postures cause a number of musculoskeletal difficulties. This session will explore some of the common musculoskeletal challenges for farmworkers with a discussion of how to better address pain in a primary care setting.

Speaker

Dr. Laszlo Madaras

Laszlo Madaras, MD, MPH, SFHM
As the Chief Medical Officer for Migrant Clinicians Network, Dr. Madaras is responsible for the oversight of MCN clinical activities. Dr. Madaras received his MD and Masters in Public Health from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1993, and worked in Gabon, West Africa as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow in pediatrics. Later he worked with the American Refugee Committee on the Congo/Rwandan border during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. He also worked on the Hungarian border with former Yugoslavia in 1995. Since 1996, Dr. Madaras has worked in both inpatient and outpatient medicine in Pediatrics, Adult Medicine and Obstetrics in Chambersburg, PA at the Keystone Health Center which included treating mobile agricultural workers. He was the Assistant Medical Director at the Keystone Community Health Center from 2001 to 2005, when he joined the new hospitalist program at Chambersburg and Waynesboro Hospitals in south central Pennsylvania where he continues to work now part time. In 2016 he became a Senior Fellow of Hospital MedicineDr. Madaras received his MD and Masters in Public Health from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1993, and worked in Gabon, West Africa as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow in pediatrics. Later he worked with the American Refugee Committee on the Congo/Rwandan border during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. He also worked on the Hungarian border with former Yugoslavia in 1995.Since 1996, Dr. Madaras has worked in both inpatient and outpatient medicine in Pediatrics, Adult Medicine and Obstetrics in Chambersburg, PA at the Keystone Health Center which included treating mobile agricultural workers. He was the Assistant Medical Director at the Keystone Community Health Center from 2001 to 2005, when he joined the new hospitalist program at Chambersburg and Waynesboro Hospitals in south central Pennsylvania where he continues to work now part time. In 2016 he became a Senior Fellow of Hospital Medicine.

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