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October 3, 2020

12:00p - 3:00p (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!

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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 2.75 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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Michael M. Bottros
MD
David M. Glick
David M. Glick
DC, DAAPM, CPE, FASPE
Steven P. Stanos
Steven P. Stanos
DO

Agenda

12:00p
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1:00p
Back Pain: It's All About the Diagnosis
Faculty David M. Glick

The prevalence of back pain continues in spite of the many treatments available, without any single treatment being a panacea. In routine clinical practice there has been a tendency of clinical examinations to become more cursory, largely influenced by increasing demands of time and arguably an overreliance upon technology. It has been suggested that the failure to adequately differentially diagnose the cause of back pain can account for clinical failures in treatment. The purpose of this discussion is to assist clinicians in the development of a more specific problem focused examination to enhance the differential diagnosis of specific pain generators, and therefore lead to more patient specific treatment. Attention will be given to considering all aspects of the examination, including physical assessment as well as imaging studies, and the ability to rationalize when pathologies seen on imaging studies may or may not be clinically significant. The importance of considering how failed treatments influence the differential diagnosis will also be discussed.

UAN 0530-0000-20-053-L01-P
Rx hours 0.00
1:00p
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1:45p
Risk for Opioid Overdose:
Identifying At-Risk Patients in Your Practice Hidden in Plain Sight
Supported by an educational grant from Emergent BioSolutions
Faculty Steven P. Stanos

What is the profile of someone at risk for overdose? For many, the perception of overdose risk is tied to someone who is an injection drug user, someone with an opioid use disorder that takes more than they can handle, or someone who unknowingly encounters a drug laced with dangerous levels of fentanyl.1 Few would dispute that these individuals should have ready access to the opioid reversal agent naloxone. While these are accurate profiles of individuals at risk, is the profile too narrow and biased with misconceptions?

The 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain recommends co-prescribing naloxone for patients at risk for overdose, including patients with a history of overdose or substance use, patients taking benzodiazepines, and patients taking ≥ 50 MMEs of opioids daily. Yet, in a March 24, 2020 CME Outfitters Risk Evaluation and Mitigations Strategies (REMS) webcast, among 477 internists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, and PAs, 73% co-prescribed naloxone in patients receiving high dose opioids (≥ 50 MME/day) less than 50% of the time. Thirty seven percent never co-prescribed naloxone in this patient population. The objective of this virtual symposium is to raise awareness about the risk of overdose among patients with chronic pain in everyday practice and actionable changes to practice that are needed to mitigate that risk.

UAN 0376-0000-20-131-L01-P
Rx hours 0.75

ACCREDITATION INFORMATION

CME Credit (Physicians): CME Outfitters, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this live activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Note to Physician Assistants: PAs may claim a maximum of .75 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organization accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

ABIM/MOC Credit: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to .75 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.

Learning Format: Live activity

ABPN MOC: ABPN Diplomates may select any CME activity relevant to their practice to count towards ABPN MOC requirements.

Royal College MOC: Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

MIPS Improvement Activity: This activity counts towards MIPS Improvement Activity requirements under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Clinicians should submit their improvement activities by attestation via the CMS Quality Payment Program website.

CBRN Credit (Nurses): Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15510, for .75 contact hour.

Note to Nurse Practitioners: Nurse practitioners can apply for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). AANP will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Nurse practitioners can also apply for credit through their state boards.

CPE Credit (Pharmacists): CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. .75 contact hour (0.075 CEU)

1:45p
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2:45p
The Great Pain Masqueraders:
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Piriformis Syndrome, and Occipital Neuralgia
Faculty Michael M. Bottros

“When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras.” While this is a popular medical proverb, it can unfortunately lead many health practitioners down the wrong path in assessing certain pain syndromes. We will be discussing three pain conditions that are often mistaken for other more common pain diagnoses: thoracic outlet syndrome, piriformis syndrome, and occipital neuralgia. These must be considered in the differential diagnoses of upper extremity, lower extremity, or headache pain disorders, respectively. Clinical presentations, pathophysiologies, and the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions will be presented.

UAN 0530-0000-20-179-L01-P
Rx hours 0.10
2:45p
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3:00p
Faculty Q&A

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 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as they expand their capabilities in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of chronic pain conditions.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how routine examinations may be deficient in providing adequate differential diagnosis of back pain
  • Describe the pathophysiology of thoracic outlet syndrome

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 2.75 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 2.75 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 2.75 contact hour(s) (which includes 0.10 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 2.75 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 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 2.75 contact hours (0.275 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. This is a knowledge-based activity.

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