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September 16, 2020

12:00p - 4:00p (EDT)
Registration for Subscribers is FREE*
Registration Fee for Non-Subscribers is $99

Program Information

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While pain management education is needed more than ever, for the safety of faculty and attendees, we have postponed our live PAINWeekEnd Regional Conferences until 2021. Meanwhile, we are pleased to announce that we are launching a new educational webinar series, PAINWeek Premiere, which will provide 3.0 CE/CME credit hours. Beginning on September 16, they will be presented twice per week—on alternating Wednesdays and Saturdays (except preceding/following holidays).

  • If you have not registered for PWLVC, or registered for only the live virtual portion, you can register for this September 16th activity for $99. However, it’s not too late to either subscribe or upgrade your current PWLVC package to receive the added value of additional CE/CME activities for FREE. Contact us at (973) 415-5100 for information on how to upgrade.
  • Subscribers have access to 120 CE/CME credit hours PLUS additional PAINWeek Premiere activities presented throughout the year.
*If you have already registered for the PAINWeek 2020 Live Virtual Enduring Conference (PWLVC) and on demand subscription, PAINWeek Premiere is FREE. Contact us at (973) 415-5100 to register for the September 16th activity.

The Speakers

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Courtney M. Kominek
PharmD, BCPS, CPE
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Theresa Mallick-Searle
MS, NP-BC, ANP-BC
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Kevin L. Zacharoff
MD, FACIP, FACPE, FAAP

Agenda

12:00p
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1:00p
On the Frontlines:
How Advanced Practice Providers Are Managing Pain Amidst COVID-19
Faculty Theresa Mallick-Searle

The management of chronic pain is complex enough. Add to it a worldwide epidemic and we’re seeing increased anxiety, levels of despair, catastrophizing, and self-doubt. We find ourselves, as providers, often sharing these same emotions with our patients. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, frontline providers have abruptly changed their care delivery to protect patients and themselves from infection, while trying to achieve a level of normality in patient care. Providers are facing the challenge of delivering face-to-face services through different modes, the necessity to rapidly adapt to new technologies, learning new billing codes, and coping themselves with the real-life financial burdens of not delivering “care as usual.” Advanced practice providers (APPs) across the country are standing up, ready to meet the challenges of the nation, to engage with patients, communities, and organizations, and offering to practice to the full scope of their training. The Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar urged suspension of state regulatory barriers that limit patient access to care provided by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. This timely lecture will focus on what APPs on the frontlines in healthcare need to know during this time, and beyond, when accommodating the challenges of managing their patients with acute and chronic pain.

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Rx hours 0.30
1:00p
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2:00p
The Other Opioid Crisis: Heroin and Fentanyl
Faculty Kevin L. Zacharoff

There is a significant amount of media, political, and public attention paid to the opioid crisis/opioid epidemic in the United States today. With the seemingly ever-increasing number of opioid-related overdoses and fatalities, there has been a feverish push by stakeholders to diminish the amount of opioids prescribed in order to help stem these worrisome trends. Unfortunately, there may be a lack of focus regarding the true definition and characterization of the opioid epidemic. There may also be a rush to judgment about the role of appropriately prescribed opioid analgesics in the addiction crisis we face today as well. This presentation will discuss the roles and statistics of both prescription and illicit opioids (namely heroin and fentanyl) in today’s “opioid overdose epidemic” with the intention of clarifying important differences and similarities between these competing epidemics including concerns and clinical considerations specific to each of them. Additionally, this program will examine and identify how these medications and drugs share potentially tragic adverse effect profiles in many cases. However, it is important for clinicians to make sure that appropriate chronic pain patients that may be candidates for opioid analgesic therapy aren’t penalized, and still get the treatment that they deserve.

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Rx hours 0.0
2:00p
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3:00p
What's All the "GABA" About? Pregabalin and Gabapentin Abuse
Faculty Courtney M. Kominek

The gabapentinoids are a popular class of medications among prescribers for use in chronic pain and various other neurological conditions. In fact, prescription rates for both gabapentin and pregabalin have increased in the United States and other countries in recent years. However, these medications have a street value to a newer niche of users, including patients taking them at megadoses to enhance the effects of other psychotropic drugs, and other patients taking them to manage or mitigate opioid withdrawal symptoms and possibly even opioid cravings. While pregabalin is already classified as a controlled substance, gabapentin does not yet carry this classification. In response to rising abuse, various states and regulatory bodies are considering changes to enhance patient safety and protect the provider’s license. Learn what changes you should make to your practice, if any, in light of the growing abuse of gabapentinoids and how to identify patients potentially abusing them.

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Rx hours 0.0
3:00p
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3:15p
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

  • Identify challenges to a successful telehealth encounterr
  • Discuss common beliefs and inconsistencies about the role of prescription opioids in the opioid crisis
  • Review the proposed mechanisms of action for gabapentin and pregabalin

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 0.30 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 6.0 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 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.

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