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The College of Medicine has its own delivery system for its class videos. Click on the blue heading above, or on the USF Health logo on the right to go to their site. We have included this video, as it is a general panel discussion that may be useful to others as well.


Use of Opioids (Narcotics) to Treat Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD/CRPS) in Adults and Children College of Medicine View Video

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, also known as RSD, is a chronic, painful, debilitating neurological condition which affects millions of people here in this country and around the world. In a first, USF's College of Medicine will engage pain experts in Japan, Germany, Sweden as well as in the US in a live discussion over the Internet on the treatment of this syndrome. The symposium will focus on the use of opioids (narcotics) to treat RSD in both adults and children. Netcast is a new internet technology that permits video to be viewed in real-time throughout the world. The target audience includes physicians, researchers and health professionals worldwide.


An international panel of pain experts represent the fields of neurology, anesthesiology and psychiatry:

Dr-med. Ralph-Thomas Kiefer. Anesthesiologist from Eberhard-Karls University Medical School (Tuebingen, Germany)

Stephen M. Butler, M.D. Anesthesiologist from Uppsala University (Uppsala, Sweden)

Dr. Alyssa Lebel. Anesthesiologist from Harvard Medical School (Boston, Massachusetts)

Dr. Seddon Savage. Anesthesiologist from Dartmouth Medical School (Manchester, New Hampshire)

Sabine Kost-Byerly. Anesthesiologist from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore, Maryland)

Robert Schwartzman, MD. Neurologist from MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Dr. Martha Brown (USF Psychiatry)

Dr. Anthony Kirkpatrick (USF Anesthesiology)

Dr. Maria Wilson (USF Neurology)


The Dean of the College of Medicine encourages faculty to participate in global health projects such as the international Netcast. On December 2, 2002, Dr. Robert Daugherty wrote a letter to the faculty:
"As Vice President, I am committed to our participation in global health projects, believing that it is both our responsibility and privilege to be engaged in international efforts in education, research, health care delivery, and public health services delivery. I believe that issues in the health sciences know no borders."
Sponsored by the International Research Foundation for RSD/CRPS.

Courtesy of:
University of South Florida's Academic Computing and
Educational Outreach's Center for 21st Century Teaching Excellence Media Innovation Team.