Dr. Votta-VelisDr. E. Gina Votta-Velis, Associate Professor, Director of the Pain Medicine Fellowship Program, will present, “The UIC Surgical Opioids Avoidance Protocol (SOAP) after Surgical Procedures” at the annual UI Health conference, Bridging the Gap: Emerging Health Issues in Underrepresented Minorities. Bridging the Gap 2019 Program

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