Dec 07-08, 2022    Chicago, USA

International Conference on

Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

Dr Stephen R Parker

Dr Stephen R Parker

United States

Title: The Opioid-Free/Sparing Revolution


Historically, opioid administration has permeated anesthetic education and practice. Mu receptor modulation quickly and effectively treats various pain syndromes, but at a price. We now know the short- and long-term consequences and side effects of narcotic utilization and abuse, and society is demanding better outcomes. Unfortunately, pain and pain syndromes persist. These include acute surgical pain, chronic regional pain syndrome, phantom limb pain, fibromyalgia, and many other chronic pain syndromes. However, we are in a renaissance of analgesia therapy and are realizing increased desires for improved treatments and outcomes.


Dr. Parker has been practicing anesthesia for almost 15 years. After graduating from Gannon University, he then went on to obtain his doctorate in anesthesia from the University of Michigan-Flint. He actively pursues research opportunities, mostly focusing on pediatric emergence delirium, advanced anesthetic monitoring modalities, pain treatment, and Ketamine therapies. Furthermore, he is a member of the Society for Opioid Free Anesthesia (SOFA) and the American Society of Ketamine Physicians, Psychotherapists, and Practitioners (ASKP3). His anesthetic practice is almost entirely narcotic free, and he further treats psychiatric and chronic pain states with Ketamine therapies.