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October 15, 2020

6:00p - 9:00p (EDT)
Registration for Subscribers is FREE*
Registration Fee for Non-Subscribers is $99

Our new educational webinar series has launched, and it's a success!

COMMON THREADS

Pain management education is needed more than ever. For the safety of faculty and attendees, however, we have postponed our live PAINWeekEnd Regional Conferences until 2021. Meanwhile, we have launched a new educational webinar series, PAINWeek PREMIERE. Each webinar will provide at least 2.0 CE/CME credit hours. They will be presented twice per week—on alternating Wednesdays and Saturdays (except preceding/following holidays).

Registration:

  • *If you are a subscriber, this PW PREMIERE is free! Contact us at (973) 415-5100.
  • If you attended the 2020 PAINWeek Live Virtual Conference and would like to upgrade your package to attend all upcoming PREMIERE webinars FREE, call (973) 415-5100.
  • If you’d like to attend this PREMIERE, click here to register for $99.

The Speakers

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Mehul J. Desai
MD, MPH
Sean LI
Sean Li
MD
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Peter G.
Pryzbylkowski
MD

Agenda

6:00p
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7:00p
Spinal Stenosis: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Treatment
Faculty Sean Li

Degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is the most common form of acquired spinal stenosis caused by biomechanical narrowing of the spinal canal and the associated neuroforamen that eventually lead to compression of neural fibers resulting in pain and disability. Neurogenic claudication as a result of lumbar spinal stenosis is a common chronic pain condition that is often difficult to treat due to paucity of effective minimally invasive options. Patients who exhaust conservative means usually have short term pain relief with epidural steroid injections prior to being offered open lumbar decompression surgery. LSS is a progressive, age related degenerative process that causes narrowing of the lumbar spinal canal. More than 1.2 million patients in the US are diagnosed with spinal stenosis each year, and the number is expected to rise as our population matures. This presentation will focus on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment options available for spinal stenosis. There will be discussions relating to the health economics of spinal stenosis as it pertains to disability and cost of treatment. We will specifically focus on some of the recently available minimally invasive options such as indirect interspinous decompression and minimally invasive lumbar decompression.

UAN 0530-0000-20-034-L01-P
Rx hours 0.0
7:00p
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8:00p
Non-surgical Interventions for the Non-operated Back Pain Patient
Supported by an educational grant from SPR Therapeutics
Faculty Mehul J. Desai

Low back pain (LBP) is the leading cause of global disability and a highly prevalent condition that is often non-specific and chronic. The prognosis for acute LBP is good, though recurrence is common. Care pathways are complex and dependent on an assessment of history, physical examination and subjective report by the patient. Even in the hands of experienced pain management physicians the pain generator is elusive or not definitive in approximately 70% of patients. Several minimally invasive approaches have been approved by the FDA over the past several years for use in the low back pain patient who has not obtained adequate or timely relief of pain with conservative and least invasive measures (rest, NSAIDs, Physical Therapy, injections, etc). This activity will address newer therapies that are typically performed by physicians specializing in interventional pain management.

UAN 0530-0000-20-307-L01-P
Rx hours 1.0
8:00p
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8:45p
Flow to the Toe: Differentiating Neurogenic and Vascular Claudication
Faculty Peter G. Pryzbylkowski

Vascular claudication and neurogenic claudication are common causes of pain in the lower extremities in the ever-growing elderly population. It is important for all healthcare providers to understand the disease states and the pertinent history that needs to be elucidated to identify one disease state as being the cause of lower extremity pain. Treatment of neurogenic claudication by interventional pain specialists goes way beyond just the performance of a lumbar epidural steroid injection. New percutaneous treatment options for lumbar spinal stenosis with neurogenic claudication provide interventional specialists with the tools needed to deliver a mechanical fix for patients.

UAN 0530-0000-20-190-L04-P
Rx hours 0.10
8:45p
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9:00p
Faculty Q&A

Program Guide

Click here to download the program guide for this webinar.

CE/CME and Accreditation

This activity is provided by Global Education Group.

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of frontline clinicians: physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists involved in managing acute and chronic pain.

Statement of Need/Program Overview

Whether you're in a hospital or office-based practice, chronic pain patients are everywhere--and YOU are absorbing the burden of their care.

A just released report by the National Institutes of Health outlines positive steps that practitioners can take in response to the burgeoning problem of prescription medication abuse and to provide more effective pain management care to their patients. Key among these is access to pain education, and by participating in a PAINWeekEnd Conference, you'll improve your skills in medication risk evaluation and mitigation, in pain assessment and diagnosis, and in the delivery of individualized multimodal treatment.

The PAINWeekEnd agenda is purposely constructed for the busy clinician, delivering a full day of relevant, practical information, together with the opportunity for interaction and exchange with faculty and fellow attendees.

Pain Management for the Main Street Practitioner has been created to streamline the clutter of information on assessment, evolving guidelines, risk management, and changing reimbursement scenarios. Join us for a day of clinical and practice management CE/CME designed expressly for frontline clinicians. Participants can receive 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as they expand their capabilities in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of chronic pain conditions.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the pathophysiology of lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Identify therapy options that may guide referral to an interventional pain management physician skilled in newer procedures
  • Distinguish the differences on history and physical exam between neurogenic and vascular claudication

Physician Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

* This CE/CME activity complies with all requirements of the federal Physician Payment Sunshine Act. If a reportable event is associated with this activity, the accredited provider managing the program will provide the appropriate physician data to the Open Payments database.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

ABIM MOC Recognition Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 3.0 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 110121. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hour(s) (which includes 1.10 hour(s) of pharmacology).

Nursing Credit Designation

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 3.0 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 3.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Pharmacy Credit Designation

Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Global Education Group designates this continuing education activity for 3.0 contact hours (0.3 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. This is a knowledge-based activity. UANs are in the agenda.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must attend the courses. Web link to credit application and evaluation form will be emailed to participants the following week. Once completed, participants will be able to immediately download/print their certificates. Pharmacy learners will have their credits uploaded directly to NABP within 60 days of completion.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

Americans With Disabilities Act

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Patrick Kelly prior to the live event at (973) 415-5109.

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at (303) 395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN—Nothing to disclose
Kristin Delisi, NP—Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk—Nothing to disclose
Lindsay Borvansky—Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight—Nothing to disclose