COMPAS

COALITION to OPTIMIZE the MANAGEMENT of PAIN AROUND SURGERY

was established to increase the awareness and adoption of opioid sparing pain relief options before, during, and after surgery.

WE ALL HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY

  • COMPAS: COMPAS will serve as a facilitator of change, bringing together healthcare stakeholders and community members to take action to increase the awareness and adoption of opioid sparing pain relief options—before, during, and after surgery.
  • MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS: COMPAS will provide medical professionals with the tools to enable their patients to utilize pain management strategies that reduce the need for opioids after surgery.
  • PATIENTS: COMPAS will encourage patients to know their pain management options and educate them so they feel comfortable having this discussion with their doctor.
  • COALITION PARTNERS: COMPAS will build a coalition of community partners dedicated to this effort and, together, we will activate change.

PRESIDENT, COMPAS FOUNDATION

Dr. Greg Mancini serves as an Associate Professor of Surgery at The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine where he focuses on the areas of gastrointestinal, bariatric, and hernia surgery.  He is also the founder and program director of the Bariatric and Robotics Fellowship in the Department of Surgery.

Tennessee is one of many states that have been particularly badly affected by the opioid epidemic and Dr. Mancini is passionately involved in finding ways to help mitigate this crisis.  He has instituted innovative multi-modal pain protocols in his clinical practice and is a founder and current President of COMPAS.  In his role at COMPAS, Dr. Mancini is instrumental in supporting programs and outreach efforts that provide the tools and information for both the clinical and patient community to make informed, collaborative choices regarding optimal post-surgical pain control.

PODCAST: Lowering Narcotics Perscriptions with Dr. Greg Mancini (created in partnership with SVMIC)

BOARD MEMBERS

Matthew Lawrence Mancini, M. D.  FASMBS—University Surgeons Associations, UT Medical Center
Melissa Roberts Mancini—Attorney at Law
David Stack, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman—Pacira Pharmaceuticals

ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Peggy Compton, PHD, RN, FAAN—Penn Nursing – Clair M. Fagin Hall
David R. Flum MD, MPH, FACS—University of Washington Medical Center
Gloria Spencer, EdD, MSPHN, RN—St. Joseph’s Medical Center
David J. Tauben, MD, FACP—University of Washington Medical Center

OUR COALITION PARTNERS

We are proud to announce the support of our founding community partners who are vital towards supporting COMPAS to take action in the fight to end the abuse and misuse of opioids.