Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: The Science and Art of Meeting the Needs and Challenges of Patients in Pain

CMEO Medical Meeting

Symposium Date/Time: Sunday, March 10, 2019
7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
Salon D
Wyndham Gettysburg
Gettsyburg, PA

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. Physicians (CME)
  2. Nurses (CNE)
  3. Pharmacists (ACPE)
  4. ABIM
  5. Family Physicians (AAFP)
  6. Other

All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢

Credit Expiration Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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Faculty


Mark S. Gold, MD Mark S. Gold, MD 
ASAM's Annual Lifetime Achievement John P. McGovern Award & Prize winner
Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
17th University of Florida Distinguished Alumni Professor
Gainesville, FL

Siegfried O. F. Schmidt, MD, PhD, FAAFP Siegfried O. F. Schmidt, MD, PhD, FAAFP 
Professor
Department of Community Health and Family Medicine
College of Medicine
Faculty, Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence
Director, Chronic Pain Management Program
UF Health Family Medicine - Springhill
University of Florida Health
Gainesville, FL

Co-provided by

USF CME Outfitters

Statement of Need

Pain has mystified the medical community since the age of Descartes. However, clinical investigations over the years reveal the mechanisms involved in pain pathology lead to specifically targeted treatments. Over the past 20 years, considerable strides have been made to find the cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible to make accurate diagnoses and treatment recommendations. It is imperative that clinicians understand the biologic underpinnings of pain pathways so that their decision-making is focused on alternative treatments that are targeted, effective, and safe.

In this CME Outfitters symposium, expert faculty will use 3-D model animation of pain pathways for acute and chronic pain to explain the distinctions for appropriate pain management.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the growing burden of the opioid epidemic and the role of all stakeholders in addressing the opioid epidemic in their community.
  • Apply knowledge of acute and chronic pain pathways and underlying mechanisms to clinical assessment and appropriate management of pain.
  • Upon evaluation of current clinical workflow for opioid prescribing, incorporate two best practice strategies to optimize safe and competent prescribing and minimize the potential for abuse and diversion
  • Integrate in practice, concepts from novel programs in the community to address opioid overdose and treat patients with opioid use disorder (OUD).

The following learning objectives pertain only to those requesting CNE or CPE credit:

  • Recognize the growing burden of the opioid epidemic and the role of all stakeholders in addressing the opioid epidemic in their community.
  • Explain acute and chronic pain pathways and underlying mechanisms and how they relate to clinical assessment and appropriate management of pain.
  • Describe two best practice strategies to optimize safe and competent prescribing and minimize the potential for abuse and diversion.
  • Summarize concepts from novel programs in the community to address opioid overdose and treat patients with opioid use disorder (OUD).

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson.

Target Audience

Physicians, dentists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who treat patients taking opioids.

Credit Information

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

USF Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Credit (Family Physicians):
This Live activity, "Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: The Science and Art of Meeting the Needs and Challenges of Patients in Pain", with a beginning date of 03/10/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE Credit (Nurses):
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15510, for 1.0 contact hours.

CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
ACPE CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 1.0 contact hours (0.10 CEUs) Universal Activity Number:
Live: 0376-0000-19-007-L01-P

Type: Knowledge-based

ABIM/MOC Credit:
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 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 Formats
Live activity

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.

Post-tests, credit request forms, and activity evaluations must be completed online at www.cmeoutfitters.com/TST28469 (requires free account activation), and participants can print their certificate or statement of credit immediately (75% pass rate required). This website supports all browsers except Internet Explorer for Mac. For complete technical requirements and privacy policy, visit www.neurosciencecme.com/technical.asp.

Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of USF Health and CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

Dr. Gold has no disclosures to report.

Dr. Schmidt has no disclosures to report.

Jan Perez (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Sharon Tordoff (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Disclosures were obtained from the CME Outfitters, LLC staff: No disclosures to report.

Disclosures were obtained from the USF Health staff: No disclosures to report.

CME Outfitters, LLC, USF Health, and the faculty do not endorse the use of any product outside of the FDA labeled indications. Medical professionals should not utilize the procedures, products, or diagnosis techniques discussed during this activity without evaluation of their patient for contraindications or dangers of use.

This event is not part of the official Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physician (PAFP) CME Conference. The content of this event and opinions expressed by the presenters are those of the sponsor/presenter and not that of the PAFP.

Questions about this activity? Call us at 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).


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