Nationally Recognized Faculty
Michael C. Barnes, Esq.
Michael Barnes is the managing partner at DCBA Law & Policy in Washington, DC. He has served as a strategic advisor to executives at multinational corporations, primary legal counsel to national health care service providers, and compliance officer for multi-state providers of behavioral health care. Mr. Barnes has authored more than 10 scholarly articles, presents frequently at conferences nationwide, and performs legal analysis for radio and TV networks, including CNN, HLN, and FOX News. Mr. Barnes is also the executive director of the Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence (CLAAD), a national non-profit working to reduce prescription drug abuse. He previously served as confidential counsel in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Jeffrey Fudin, PharmD
Dr. Fudin is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and Director of the PGY-2 Pharmacy Pain Residency Programs at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center. He holds adjunct faculty positions at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, Western New England University College of Pharmacy, and Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. A renowned lecturer, writer, and researcher, Dr. Fudin has been an invited speaker nationally and internationally, and served as a Task Force member for the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) for role delineation study/practice analysis of pain and palliative care pharmacy. He was recently awarded the American Academy of Pain Medicine’s Presidential Commendation, in recognition as “a voice for scientific integrity and an advocate for people in pain.” He is consultant to the national panel developing consensus guidelines for proper use of urine testing in addiction medicine, a collaborative effort with the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP), Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence (CLAAD), and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Dr. Fudin is owner and managing editor for paindr.com.
Douglas L. Gourlay, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FASAM
Dr. Gourlay is a Medical Consultant, educator, international leader and mentor in pain and chemical dependency. He received his MD from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, completed his Fellowship in Addiction Research Fellowship and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.
Dr. Gourlay is former Director, Pain and Dependency Division, Wasser Pain Centre, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario and University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry, Toronto, Canada. He served as the Medical Review Officer, Toronto Drug Treatment Court and is a mentor for the Medically Mentored Addiction and Pain (M.M.A.P) program – a Joint program between Ontario College of Family Physicians and College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario – to enhance primary care involvement in treatment of pain and substance use disordered patients in their practice.
Dr. Gourlay’s prior professional experiences include anesthesia practice and consulting, pain and chemical dependency care and consultation, serving as an assessor for various programs in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, reviewer or editor for several peer review pain and addiction journals, served on and chaired several national and international advisory groups, special project committees and task forces focusing on pain pharmaceuticals and addiction.
Contributing as lead or co-author on over 40 peer review journal articles and hundreds of professional presentations, Dr. Gourlay is a well-known expert in pain and chemical dependency. He has also served as a key expert witness in legal cases. Dr. Gourlay, in collaboration with his colleague Dr. Howard Heit, are well known for their contribution of “Universal Precautions” approach to pain management, and their “UDT Monograph” which is widely published and utilized in practice and academia.