C-15: Advances and Practical Guidance for Opioid, Iron Treatments and Augmentation Management in RLS

Half-Day Course
Richard Allen, PhD, Chair

This course will introduce new practical guidelines for the treatment of restless legs syndrome (RLS) to better enable attendees to appropriately identify and treat the disorder. Topics include clinically relevant advances involving iron and opioid treatment and improvements in recognizing and managing RLS augmentation.

Psychologist Level of Content: Advanced




  • 1:00 PM – 1:15 PM
  • 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
    Oral and IV Iron: Rationale, Efficacy, Safety and Limitations as a Standard RLS Treatment  |  Richard Allen, PhD
  • 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
    Augmentation: Prevention, Early Identification and Management Options  |  Diego Garcia Borreguero, MD, PhD
  • 2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
  • 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
    Opioids: Biological Differences Noting Abuse Potential Differences for Methadone  |  Sergi Ferre, MD, PhD
  • 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
    Opioid Treatments for RLS: Choices, Adverse Effects, Abuse Potentials and Management  |  Christopher Earley, MBBCh, PhD
  • 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Q&A  |  Faculty



Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Appropriately and safely use opioid treatment for more severe RLS.
  • Appropriately and safely choose and use oral and IV iron as a standard treatment for RLS.
  • Make early identification and provide effective management of RLS augmentation.



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